A Member may retire from the Plan the first day of any month following their 55th birthday, provided they are entitled to a vested benefit.
Members considering retirement should obtain from the administrative agent the Request by Member or Former Member for Retirement Information form. This form, along with satisfactory proof of age of the Member and Spouse, Pension Plan Payment Authorization form if applicable, (see list below for acceptable documents) should be submitted to a union representative for processing.
Document acceptable as proof of age are as follows:
Upon receipt of all documents, a Notice of Retirement and Election of Option package will be provided. This will illustrate the estimated amount of pension that will be available under all the various optional forms of payment. Should you decide to retire, you will need to complete the forms and return them to the administrative agent to commence your pension payments.
Please note that all personal information is collected and maintained in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. (PIPEDA)