Small benefit unlocking under the University's pension plan (PDF)
Effective July 1, 2012, the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PB (PDF)A) was amended to change the rules that determined if a pension benefit can be considered a small benefit and, as a result, be eligible for unlocking. The University Retirement Pension Plan has since been amended to apply the new rules to new and existing deferred members. This fact sheet provides information on small benefit unlocking under the University's pension plan.
Transferring pension service from another employer to the University’s pension plan (PDF)
This fact sheet provides information on transferring pension service from your previous employer’s pension plan to the University’s pension plan – outlining the eligibility, things to consider and how the process works.
Grow-in benefits (PDF)
This fact sheet explains what grow-in benefits means and sets out the conditions under which a member would be entitled to improved pension benefits.
The importance of a power of attorney and your University of Ottawa Pension Plan (PDF)
This fact sheet explains what is a power of attorney. It also highlights important details you should take into consideration when making your decision.
Your pension options – if you leave the University before retirement (PDF)
This fact sheet explains your pension options if you leave the University before age 55. It also highlights important details you should take into consideration when making your decision.
Marriage Breakdown and your Pension (PDF)
This fact sheet explains how your pension may be affected if your marriage or common-law relationship ends, the things you need to know, and the steps to take if your separation agreement assigns a part of your pension benefit to your ex-spouse.
The importance of keeping your information up to date (PDF)
Information that is inaccurate or out of date can lead to frustrations and wasted time for you and your loved ones. And, the University may have to delay payment to obtain the corrected information and, in some cases, recalculate pension entitlements.
Planning for your survivors (PDF)
This fact sheet provides information about your pension benefits and life insurance at your death and the steps that your spouse, family or executor needs to take.
Disability and your pension (PDF)
You may have already considered what would happen to you and your family if you were unable to work, but have you ever wondered how a long-term disability would affect your future pension? This fact sheet explains the impact on your pension if you become disabled.▾
Leaves of Absence and Your Pension Plan (PDF)
This fact sheet provides information on the different leaves of absence that may impact your participation in the University of Ottawa Retirement Pension Plan and the choices you have if you wish to continue building your pension for your leave.
Pension Plan Essentials (PDF)
This fact sheet reviews some of the main features of the University of Ottawa Retirement Pension Plan – when you join, what you and the University contribute, and the benefits you can expect to receive.
What’s your retirement life plan? (PDF)
Moving into retirement can be one of the biggest changes and challenges we face. With the right amount of planning, however, you will be able to spend your retirement years doing the things you love. It might be travel, time with your family, hobbies, or even a career change.
What is a survivor benefit? (PDF)
The financial welfare of your family can be a lifelong responsibility. You work hard to provide for your spouse and/or children, but what happens when you die? If eligible, your spouse or dependent children are entitled to survivor benefits to help them maintain financial security.
Buying Back Service:
Important information on changes to pension plan pre-retirement death benefits – November 2014(PDF)