Use the personalized purchase cost estimator

Use the personalized purchase cost estimator to find out what the cost of buying service might be.


Get an estimate of the cost to buy service

  1. Enter the period of time you're applying to purchase
  2. Enter your service information
  3. Enter your annual salary information
 

If you decide you want to buy service, you can use the estimator to connect directly to the Purchase of service application form. You will need to verify the information, print and sign the form, and submit it to your employer.


Eligibility

You can sign in to My Account and use the personalized purchase cost estimator to estimate the cost of buying service for an approved leave if:

  • You are an active plan member
  • The leave you want to buy service for was with an employer participating in BC's Municipal Pension Plan
  • You meet the deadlines to buy service
 

The personalized purchase cost estimator will not work and your employer will need to submit a Purchase of service application on your behalf if you:

  • Were not working full time before your leave and you want to buy service for a pregnancy, prenatal, compassionate care, death of a child, or disappearance of a child
  • Have a former spouse who is entitled to a share of your pension
  • Have transferred service from another pension plan in the last five years and you plan to retire or stop working within five years
  • Are currently on a leave of absence and want to buy back that leave
  • Are currently on long-term disability and want to buy back a previous leave
  • Are currently working in a position where you do not make pension contributions to the plan
  • Work for more than one plan employer at the same time
  • Have worked in a public safety occupation (in employee groups 2 or 5 as a police officer or firefighter) and in a non-public safety occupation