Pension Life - Summer 2023

News for retired members

Welcome to the summer issue of Pension Life online. Here you can access your pension news and plan updates anytime. Plus you’ll find online features, quick links to pension resources and more!

Retirees’ association

Join the Association of British Columbia College Pension Plan Retirees, the group that advocates for your interests. Access discounted group insurance plans covering home, travel and trip interruption.

Sign up for automatic dues deduction, and your first year’s membership is free!

Join us for a photo shoot

Showcase your retirement lifestyle! Sign up to participate in a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your photos may be used in College Pension Plan publications like Welcome to Retirement, the Annual Report and more. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a token of our appreciation.

Sign up today

College plan member, Debby Volbrecht

College plan member, Debby Volbrecht

Official tax slips available online

Your official tax slips (T4A or NR4) are now available through My Account. Sign in to My Account to view and print them today.

Questions about completing your tax return? Visit or call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Get your tax slip

Review your contact information

Make sure we can get you the pension information you need. Update your email, address and phone number in My Account.

Review your information

An easier way to prove your income

Download an income verification letter in My Account. A financial institution, government office or other organization may request proof of income on applications for certain programs and services. The PDF letter shows your gross monthly pension payment.

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Responsible investing and your College Pension Plan

Message from the trustees

Did you know that for every dollar you receive in retirement, 75 cents come from investment returns?

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Board trustee Marnie Wright

The Wright stuff

Bringing fresh perspective to the boardroom

Marnie has more than 20 years’ experience in the education sector as an instructor and human resources professional.

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BC PharmaCare – what you need to know

How BC PharmaCare, and integration with your extended health plan, could reduce your drug costs

With health care costs climbing, now is the time to ensure you have explored all the paths to savings. One of those paths is BC PharmaCare, which helps BC residents pay for many prescription drugs, dispensing fees and some medical devices and supplies.

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This password would take a billion years to crack.

How secure is your password? Should you update it?

Each year the Canadian Government reminds people to get cyber safe as part of Fraud Prevention Month. In support, we want to remind you to take the necessary precautions to be safe from online threats. By following best practices, you can reduce the risk of online fraud and keep your personal and financial information safe.

Read Get cyber safe to learn how to best protect yourself online.

Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

View payment dates

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View documents, payments and statements
Your annual pension statements, transaction statements, payment history and pension payment schedule are all available in My Account.

Go paper-free
Choose to receive email notifications when digital versions of your latest pension information are available online. Select your communication preferences when you register or sign in. Update your choice at any time under Account settings.

Message Centre
Get in touch using Message Centre, your secure personal pension inbox. Sign in to My Account and use the Message Centre links on your dashboard.

New: Now you can check on the status of your service request quickly and easily, anytime. Review the progress of any request in the last 365 days.

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Pension Life is published twice a year. You may receive more than one copy of Pension Life if you receive a pension from more than one pension plan. Read your statement letter to determine which plan provides your group benefits. Any person entitled to a benefit, or their agent, has the right to examine plan documents, data and public information about the plan.