Planning for retirement

Thinking about retirement? Learn more about your retirement options so you can make decisions with confidence.


Introduction to retirement

Learn about the factors that affect the amount of your lifetime monthly pension from BC's Municipal Pension Plan.

Other sources of retirement income

Your pension provides you with retirement income, but there are other potential sources of income as well, including RRSPs and government benefit programs.

Attend a retirement planning workshop

Understand the important decisions you need to make about your pension.

When you can retire

Learn how your age at retirement affects the value of your pension.

Early retirement

Retiring before the normal retirement age will affect your pension: here are the key points to consider.

How we calculate your pension

We calculate your pension based on your years of service and your highest five years of salary.

Use the personalized pension estimator

Use the personalized pension estimator to find out the amount of your potential monthly pension payment based on your service and salary information.

Submit a form to request a pension estimate

Request a pension estimate to find out the amount of your potential monthly pension payment based on your service and salary information.

Choose your pension option

Learn how your choice of pension option determines the amount of your monthly lifetime pension payments and the amount, if any, paid to your spouse or beneficiaries when you die.

Change your pension option

Learn about how you may be able to change your pension option.

Pre-retirement checklist

Use this pre-retirement checklist to stay on track as you plan for retirement.