Buying non-contributory service

Learn about buying service for a period when your employer participated in the pension plan but you weren’t enrolled.

You may be able to increase your future pension by buying non-contributory service for a period when you worked for an employer participating in BC’s Teachers’ Pension Plan but did not make pension contributions.

For example, this could be when you were:

  • Teaching on call
  • Working less than half time for a plan employer before January 1, 1993

Buying non-contributory service increases the service that counts toward your pension. This may increase the monthly pension payment amount you receive when you retire or allow you to apply for an unreduced pension earlier.