When you can retire

Learn how your age at retirement affects your pension.

The age at which you apply for your pension will affect the amount of your lifetime monthly pension payment. Different rules apply to regular members, ambulance paramedics and correctional members.
If you retire before your normal retirement age, your age and years of contributory service will determine if you are eligible for an unreduced pension.

You may apply for your pension as early as age 55 (or age 50 for certain ambulance paramedic or correctional members).

Regardless of your occupation, you must begin receiving your pension no later than the end of the year in which you turn 71, even if you are still working.

Sign in to My Account and use the Personalized Pension Estimator to find out what your monthly pension might be based on your salary and years of service.