Pension studies and reports

These studies and reports show the strength and value of Canada's public sector pension plans, due to their responsible approach to funding and prudent investment philosophy.


Read research on Canadian pension plans and retirement systems


Shifting public sector DB plans to DC: The experience so far and implications for Canada
Defined benefit (DB) plans are far more efficient at generating pension income than defined contribution (DC) plans. Converting DB plans to DC plans has been very expensive for jurisdictions that did so.
Posted: April 23, 2015

Economic impact of British Columbia's public sector pension plans
This report by the Conference Board of Canada analyzes the economic impact of BC's public sector pension plans, focusing on the effect these plans have on individual savings and the overall economy.
Posted: October 16, 2013

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Canada leads in pension systems for public sector workers
What does Canada do better than any other country? Learn why Canada rates best in the world at responsibly funding its public sector pension liabilities.

The Canadian pension model is turning heads
A new study from Boston Consulting Group shows the strength of Canada’s top 10 pension plans – three are among the 20 largest funds worldwide. They have tripled in size since 2003 mostly due to impressive investment returns. Their success is attracting attention.