Pension Life - Winter 2023

News for retired members

Welcome to the winter 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!

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

Join us for a photo shoot

Showcase your retirement lifestyle! Sign up to participate in a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your photos will be used in the College Pension Plan’s promotional materials. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a token of our appreciation.

Sign up today

College plan member, Rene Tremblay

College plan member, Rene Tremblay

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

Retirees’ association

Join the Association of British Columbia College Pension Plan Retirees (CPPR), 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!

An easier way to prove your income

Instantly download an income verification letter in My Account. A financial institution, foreign government office or other organization may request proof of income on applications for certain programs and services.

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Your 2023 COLA is 6.5 per cent

Your plan is getting a cost-of-living adjustment

After a year of the highest inflation rates in Canada in more than a generation, we are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2023, you received a cost-of-living adjustment of 6.5 per cent.

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Smiling couple travelling by ferry

Travel insurance and you

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, more people are travelling again.

Green Shield Canada (GSC), the plan’s extended health care and dental coverage provider, now offers optional medical travel insurance at competitive rates. To help you select the right travel insurance, whether through GSC or another company, we’ve put together a primer. Bon voyage!

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Green Shield Canada’s Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) system

GSC’s self-serve phone system is fast, easy and secure

Get the information you need, such as access to claims information, benefit eligibility, and answers to common questions.

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Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

View payment dates

Do more in My Account

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.

Contact us through Message Centre
Access your secure personal pension inbox by clicking on the envelope icon in the top right corner in My Account.

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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.