Retiring or returning to work

COVID-19 may change your retirement plans. Find out how retiring early or returning to work could affect your pension plan.

Retiring early

Earliest retirement ages haven’t changed because of COVID-19. If you do retire early, you may receive a reduced pension.

Returning to work

If you return to work after you retire and are receiving a pension from BC’s Municipal Pension Plan, you’ll continue to receive your pension.

If you start working for an employer that participates in the Municipal Pension Plan, please inform your employer that you’re a retired member of the plan. This will ensure that your employer doesn’t re-enrol you in the plan.

If your new employer doesn’t participate in the Municipal Pension Plan, you may be eligible to contribute to your new employer’s pension plan, if it has one. Talk to your new employer for details.