Taking time off work and buying service

Thinking about taking time off work? You may be able to buy back that time and potentially increase your pension from the plan.


Learn about buying service

Learn about buying service for leaves of absence and other times you were not contributing to the plan. Buying service can potentially increase your future pension.

What types of service you can buy

Learn about the types of service you can buy to potentially increase your future pension.

What types of leave you can buy

Learn about the types of leave you can buy to potentially increase your future pension.

Find out the cost of buying service

Use the personalized purchase cost estimator or submit an application to find out how much it will cost to buy service.

How to buy service for a leave

Find out how to buy service for a leave of absence to potentially increase your future pension.

How to buy arrears

Find out how to buy arrears if there was a period when you and your employer should have contributed to the plan but didn't.

Use the personalized purchase cost estimator

Use the personalized purchase cost estimator to find out what the cost of buying service might be.

Submit a form to purchase service

Send us a form to buy service for an approved leave of absence or to buy arrears.

How to claim a child-rearing credit

Find out how to apply to have the time you took off work to raise your child (or children) count as contributory service.

Submit a form to claim a child-rearing credit

Send us a form to increase your contributory service by getting credit for time you took off work to raise your child (or children).

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Making the Most of Your Pension

Your pension is an investment in your future. It is important to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension. Take 45 minutes of online learning or attend the two-hour workshop to learn more about your pension.

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