Pension Life - Winter 2023

News for retired members

Welcome to the winter 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!

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

Join us for a photo shoot

Showcase your retirement lifestyle! Sign up to participate in a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your photos will be used in Teachers’ Pension Plan promotional materials. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a token of our appreciation.

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Teachers’ plan members, Karen and Grant Giles

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.

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Retirees’ associations

BC Retired Teachers’ Association

Guarding the interests and promoting 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

Transforming, reforming and innovating: leading and learning together.

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Your COLA is keeping up with high inflation

COLAs help maintain the purchasing power of your pension

During this period of high inflation, the Teachers’ Pension Plan is providing full cost-of-living adjustments to retired plan members.

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Portrait of trustee Chung Yan Ip

Chung Yan Ip: A privilege to serve

Trustee profile

Chung Yan Ip has served on the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees for over 10 years. He sees it as a privilege and responsibility to serve.

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Woman in forest speaking into cell phone

Green Shield Canada’s Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) system

GSC’s self-serve phone system is fast, easy and secure

Get the information you need, such as access to claims information, benefit eligibility, and answers to common questions.

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Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

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Do more in My Account

View documents, payments and statements
Your annual pension statements, transaction statements, payment history and pension payment schedule are all available in My Account.

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Choose to receive email notifications when digital versions of your latest pension information are available online. Select your communication preferences when you register or sign in. Update your choice at any time under Account settings.

Contact us through Message Centre
Access your secure personal pension inbox by clicking on the envelope icon in the top right corner in My Account.

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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.