Divorce and separation
The end of a spousal relationship may affect your pension. Here's what you need to know.
This web page is published by BC Pension Corporation. This publication is based on the relevant plan documents (plan rules, statutes, regulations). If there is a discrepancy between this publication and the plan documents, the plan documents apply.
The pension plans are governed by a number of statutes and regulations, including the Public Sector Pension Plans Act, the Pension Benefits Standards Act, the Family Law Act, the federal Income Tax Act, and the Regulations under those Acts all of which are complex and subject to change. In the event of any discrepancy between the legislation and the information you obtain from this website, the legislation will apply.
The steps and considerations involved in the division of matrimonial property, including the division of pension benefits, can be numerous and complex. You are therefore strongly encouraged to obtain appropriate professional advice, including legal advice, if you have not done so already.