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If you are a public safety employee, judge, master or MLA, we explain what the plan changes mean to you


Public safety employees

Changes effective April 1, 2018 do not apply to public safety employees (including correctional employees and certain BC Ambulance Service paramedics in the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 873). The board anticipates these changes will take effect for this group in the future. They will, however, receive the past service enhancement effective October 1, 2019.

Who is a public safety employee

You are a public safety employee if you work in a designated public safety occupation. This includes correctional employees and certain ambulance paramedics who are part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 873. Plan changes effective April 1, 2018, do not apply to you; however, the board anticipates changes will take effect for you in the future. Plan changes effective October 1, 2019, apply to you.

If you are a transit police officer, sheriff or conservation officer, you are not considered a public safety employee. The plan changes effective April 1, 2018, and October 1, 2019, apply to you.

Judges, masters, MLAs

MLA pensions are set by statute. Judges and masters pensions are established by the Judicial Compensation Committee which is independent from the plan partners. For these reasons, the plan partners do not have the authority to make modifications to these pensions.