Who you can name as a beneficiary

Learn who you can name as a beneficiary to receive your pension benefit when you die.

Name a trust as your beneficiary

You can name a trust as your beneficiary. A trust is an arrangement in which a trustee is designated to hold or manage property in the best interests of a beneficiary.

When you die, the trustee will distribute your pension benefit according to the instructions set out in the trust.

When naming a trust, include the trust account number on the nomination form to ensure timely payment. This number is issued by Canada Revenue Agency and starts with a “T” followed by eight digits.


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