Teachers' Pension Plan 

The Teachers' Pension Plan website has many resources that allow you to: 

  • Attend an information seminar and get to know your pension plan; view the schedules, register online, learn more about the seminars, and view the seminar handbooks.
  • Calculate your future pension online. This pension estimator gives you a better understanding of your future pension payments. Use this tool to estimate how much it will cost to purchase a period of service. It's perfect for those who’ve taken a leave of absence or maternity leave, or worked for periods without being credited with service. The estimator tells you how much your pension will increase and also helps you apply for your purchase if you’re eligible. 

Teachers' Pension Plan resources include:

Getting to Know Your Pension

Making the Most of Your Pension

Approaching Retirement

BCPVPA Resources 

The BCPVPA provides resources for members who are nearing retirement, including checklists, pension facts and links to packages available through the Teachers' Pension Plan. 

  • How Well Do You Know Your Pension? by Don Boyd (BCPVPA Principl(ed) Magazine - November 2020) 
  • BCPVPA Retirement ChecklistWhat to Do Before You Retire 
  • BCPVPA members who are in their 35th year of service or 65 years of age (whichever comes first) can notify their payroll department to stop LTD payments 120 work days prior to reaching either of these milestones. You must have a minimum of 120 banked sick days or a sick leave plan that will cover you for 120 days in order to qualify for cancelling these payments. A person who is retiring with less than 35 years of service can stop their LTD payments 90 work days prior to their retirement date. While the Association does not recommend members take this option, this form can be downloaded here. For information regarding LTD please contact the BCPVPA Member Support Services. 
  • Canadian Senior Discount Guide


The BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association is a voluntary professional association representing school leaders employed as Principals and Vice-Principals in BC's public education system. We provide our members with the professional services and supports they need to provide exemplary leadership in public education.

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