Buying non-contributory service

Learn about buying service for a period when your employer participated in the pension plan but you weren’t enrolled.


Process for non-contributory service

You will need to complete a form and submit it to your employer. Your employer will then complete its portion and submit the form to BC’s Municipal Pension Plan.

Here are the steps:

  1. Sign in to My Account
  2. Under Estimates, use the purchase cost estimator to create a pre-populated application form. This tool will also provide an estimate of your cost.
  3. Send the completed form to your current employer. (You do not need to sign it first; the signature line is optional.)
  4. Your employer may request additional documents to complete your application (e.g., pay stubs or a letter of hire). They will complete Part B and send the form to the plan.

Once we receive the completed application, we will send you a statement showing:

  • Total cost
  • Payment due date

If your employment records are missing, inaccessible or incomplete

You and your employer can agree to a default pensionable service option. With this option, your employer will certify 50 per cent pensionable service and 100 per cent contributory service on the Purchase of service application form for the period of eligible time you want to buy.

Talk to your employer for more information about the default option.