Pension Life - Summer 2023

News for retired members

Welcome to the summer issue of Pension Life online. Here you can access your pension news and plan updates anytime. Plus you’ll find online features, quick links to pension resources and more!

Help shape the future of retirement health and dental benefits

We are currently reviewing the design of the plan’s retirement group health benefits program. To help inform our decisions, we are seeking feedback from retired members. This fall, complete an online survey to share your thoughts. Watch the plan website and Twitter for more information.

Retirees’ associations

BC Retired Teachers’ Association

BCRTA guards the interests and promotes the welfare of its members.

Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association

BCRPVPA is a group of retired professionals with common goals and interests. It promotes the welfare of its members, fosters liaisons among members and active principals and vice-principals, and supports young people by providing scholarships and bursaries.

BC School Superintendents Association

BCSSA—transforming, reforming and innovating: leading and learning together.

Join us for a photo shoot

Showcase your retirement lifestyle! Sign up to participate in a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your photos may be used in Teachers’ Pension Plan publications like Welcome to Retirement, the Annual Report and more. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a token of our appreciation.

Sign up today

TPP plan members, Berna and Norman Ruffell

Teachers’ plan members, Berna and Norman Ruffell

Review your contact information

Make sure we can get you the pension information you need. Update your email, address and phone number in My Account.

Review your information

Official tax slips available online

Your official tax slips (T4A or NR4) are now available through My Account. Sign in to My Account to view and print them today.

Questions about completing your tax return? Visit or call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Get your tax slip

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Responsible investing and your pension plan

Message from the trustees

Did you know that for every dollar you receive in retirement, 75 cents come from investment returns?

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Portrait of trustee Jonathan Foweraker

Jonathan hits the ground running for TPP board

Meet Jonathan Foweraker, an avid marathoner and the newest member of the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees.

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Dentist filling out an invoice by hand

Has visiting your dentist become more expensive?

In BC, a new dental association fee guide goes into effect each year in February.

Read more

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This password would take a billion years to crack.

How secure is your password? Should you update it?

Each year the Canadian Government reminds people to get cyber safe as part of Fraud Prevention Month. In support, we want to remind you to take the necessary precautions to be safe from online threats. By following best practices, you can reduce the risk of online fraud and keep your personal and financial information safe.

Read Get cyber safe to learn how to best protect yourself online.

Tips and tools


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Get in touch using Message Centre, your secure personal pension inbox. Sign in to My Account and use the Message Centre links on your dashboard.

New: Now you can check on the status of your service request quickly and easily, anytime. Review the progress of any request in the last 365 days.

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Pension Life is published twice a year. You may receive more than one copy of Pension Life if you receive a pension from more than one pension plan. Read your statement letter to determine which plan provides your group benefits. Any person entitled to a benefit, or their agent, has the right to examine plan documents, data and public information about the plan.