Pension Plans

Guidelines

Release Date 
  Subject
Sept 2017

Records Retention Guideline

 

June 2016

Non-Compliant Filings Administractive Penalty Guideline

 

Information Bulletins

Release Date 
  Subject
June 2017 Bulletin 17-002
Termination Expense Assumption
Jan 2017 Bulletin 17-001
Transfer Options for Lump Sum Payment
Oct 2016 Bulletin 16-009
Extension of Solvency Deficiency Payment Period
Sep 2016 Bulletin 16-008
APR filing of Membership
Sep 2016 Bulletin 16-007
Filing of Notice of Termination of Plans
Aug 2016 Bulletin 16-006
Clarification of Union Consent Requirement for Target Benefit Plan Conversions
July 2016 Bulletin 16-005
Clarification of Triennial Plan Assessment Timeline
June 2016 Bulletin 16-004
Pension Plan Administration in the Event of a Postal Strike at Canada Post
June 2016 Bulletin 16-003
B.C. signs PRPP Agreement
June 2016 Bulletin 16-002
2016 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans
Mar 2016 Bulletin 16-001
Guideline for Converting Plans from Defined Benefit to Targeted Benefit
Dec 2015 Bulletin 15-010
Extension of Amendment Filing Deadline
Dec 2015 Bulletin 15-009
Equities in a Target Benefit Provision
Sept 2015
Bulletin 15-008
Submission of Amendments to a Plan Text Document
Sept 2015
Bulletin 15-007
Changes to Actuarial Information Summary
Sept 2015
Bulletin 15-006
Filing of Reports and Returns
Sept 2015
Bulletin 15-005
Life Income Fund Interest Rate and Withdrawal Calculations
May 2015
Bulletin 15-004
Administrative Information and Checklists
May 2015
Bulletin 15-003
Summary of Changes - Regulation
May 2015
Bulletin 15-002
Summary of Changes - Act
May 2015
Bulletin 15-001
New Pension Legislation Proclaimed
Dec 2014
Bulletin 14-005
Amendments to Comply with Alberta Legislative Changes
Sep 2014
Bulletin 14-004
Pension Unlocking Scams Update
Aug 2014
Bulletin 14-003
Providing Notice of Contribution Holidays
Jul 2014
Bulletin 14-002
Pension Unlocking Scams
Jan 2014
Bulletin 14-001
Enhancements to the Electronic Reporting System
Jan 2013
Bulletin 13-001
Actuarial Information Summary
Oct 2012
Bulletin 12-004
Restrictions to Commuted Value Transfers (Updated)
Oct 2012
Bulletin 12-003
Introducing the Actuarial Information Summary
Oct 2012
Bulletin 12-002
Filing Off-Cycle Actuarial Valuation Reports
Jun 2012
Bulletin 12-001
Passage of Bill 38 – Revision To The Pension Benefits Standards Act
Aug 2011
Bulletin 11-002
Updated Guidelines for Requests for Solvency Extensions for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
Nov 2010
Bulletin 10-006
Registration of Amendments as required under the Pension Benefits Standards Act (The "Act")
Sep 2010
Bulletin 10-005
Pensions Electronic Reporting System
Aug 2010
Bulletin 10-004
Restrictions to Commuted Value Transfers
Aug 2010
Bulletin 10-003
Letters of Credit to Fund Solvency Deficiencies
Feb 2010
Bulletin 10-001
Approval of Pope & Talbot Termination Report
Nov 2009
Bulletin 09-009
A Guide for the Registration of a Pension Plan in  British Columbia
Sep 2009
Bulletin 09-008
Amendments To Section 40 (2) 
– Pension Unlocking For Shortend Life Expectancy
Aug 2009
Bulletin 09-007
Annual Pensions Reporting Changes
Aug 2009
Bulletin 09-006
Electronic Reporting System
Jul 2009
Bulletin 09-005
Transfer of Commuted Value from a DB Plan
Aug 2009
Bulletin 09-004
Reducing or Suspending Contributions to a Defined Contribution Plan
Apr 2009
Bulletin 09-003
New Accounting Standards
Mar 2009
Bulletin 09-002
Early Implementation of Revised Commuted Value Basis
Nov 2008
Bulletin 08-004
Application for a Solvency Moratorium
Aug 2008
Bulletin 08-002
Solvency Deficiency Payments
Jun 2008
Bulletin 08-001
Fee Changes to British Columbia Registered Pension Plans
Revised 
Oct 9, 2009
Bulletin 07-001
Locking-in of Pension Benefits

Apr 2004
Bulletin 4 - Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulation

Dec 1999
Bulletin 3 - Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulation

Jul 1999
Bulletin 2 - Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Act

Jan 1998
Bulletin 1 - Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Act