We are currently moving our web services and information to Canada.ca.
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website will remain available until this move is complete.
Federal Public Service Pension Plan at a Glance
If there is a discrepancy between any printed version and the electronic version of this document, the electronic version will prevail.
- The Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA) governs the pension plan for employees of the Public Service of Canada
- The Plan is funded from contributions of the employer (Government of Canada) and plan members
- Since April 1, 2000, contributions are invested in the financial markets
- Minister responsible for the plan: President of the Treasury Board
- Administrator of the plan: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Publication: the booklet Your Pension Plan describes the main provisions of the plan
- A report on the public service pension plan is published each year and is posted on the TBS Web site
- Employees appointed on an indeterminate basis (minimum 12 hours per week) or for terms of more than six months start participating in the plan from the beginning of their employment; term employees (six months or less) begin after completing six months of continuous employment
- The contribution rates for active plan members of the public service pension plan for 2011 and 2012 are as follows:
|On earnings up to maximum covered by the CPP/QPP||5.8%||6.2%|
|On any earnings over the maximum covered by the CPP/QPP||8.4%||8.6%|
- Date modified: