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Pensions

Eventually, we all turn our attention to planning for retirement. There are many factors to consider when you retire and a lot of information to absorb. If you are about to retire, or have recently joined a pension plan, and you would like to learn more about pensions, this site provides information on workplace pensions and personal retirement savings.

If you work for the private sector or municipal government in Nova Scotia, and you are a member of a pension plan, your plan is monitored and protected by the Nova Scotia Office of the Superintendent of Pensions. This Office supervises over 490 registered pension plans to ensure they are well managed and adequately funded in order to meet their obligations to pension plan members.

In the news

October 15, 2014 - PRPP Q&As (pdf)

September 12, 2014 - Changes to the Financial Hardship Unlocking Program

February 13, 2013 - Pension Changes Will Protect Jobs

January 4, 2013 - Pension Regulation Changes Saving Money

June 2011 - Seeking Compensation, a Guide for Consumers is a helpful guide from the Joint Forum for consumers of financial products and services who have lost money because of an error, disagreement or the possible misconduct of their financial company or representative.

March 2010 - March is Fraud Awareness Month. For tips on how to spot fraud and more importantly how to avoid it - please visit the Canadian Securities Administrators website

January 2010 - Update: Temporary Solvency Funding Relief

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Mailing Address:
Finance and Treasury Board
Pension Regulation Division
PO Box 2531
Halifax, NS  B3J 3N5

Phone: 902-424-8915, weekdays 8:30 - 4:30.
Fax: 902-424-1298
Email: 
novascotia.ca

Courier:
Finance and Treasury Board
Pension Regulation Division
1723 Hollis St, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS  B3J 1V9

Resources:

For 2015
(effective 1st Jan, 2015)
YMPE : $53,600
Max LIF Temp Income
(50% of YMPE): $26,800
Financial Hardship Program Low Income Cutoff: $35,733 LIF Reference Rate: 6%