Taking time off work and buying service

Thinking about taking time off work? You may be able to buy back that time and increase your pension from BC's Municipal Pension Plan.


Learn about buying service

Learn about buying service for leaves of absence and other times you were not contributing to the plan. Buying service can potentially increase your future pension.

What types of service you can buy

You can buy service for approved leaves, periods you didn't contribute to the plan, past service and enrolment arrears. Learn what's involved.

Which types of leave you can buy

You can buy service for approved leaves of absence. Take a look at the list of approved leave types.

Find out the cost to buy service

You can use the personalized purchase cost estimator or submit an application to find out how much it will cost to buy service.

How to buy service for a leave

Find out how to buy service for a leave of absence to potentially increase your future pension.

How to buy non-contributory service

Find out how to buy non-contributory service to potentially increase your future pension.

How to buy past service

Find out how to buy past service to potentially increase your future pension.

How to buy arrears

Find out how to buy arrears if there was a period of time when you and your employer should have made contributions to the plan but didn’t.

Submit the Purchase of service application form

Submit the purchase of service application form to buy service for an approved leave of absence, past service, non-contributory service or enrolment arrears.

Learn about the child-rearing credit

Learn how to claim contributory service for the time you took off to raise your child or children.

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