Pension Life - Winter 2024

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!

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

New security is coming to My Account

We’re adding an extra layer of security online. We will soon be adding two-step verification to My Account. Once we do, each time you sign in to My Account, we’ll send a one-time verification code to your personal email address. You will need that code to access your My Account. This new measure will help keep your information private and secure. Please take a moment to sign in to My Account now and confirm that we have your correct email address.

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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

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 thank-you.

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Teachers’ plan member, Ahnnalee Elman and her dance instructor

Teachers’ plan member, Ahnnalee Elman
and her dance instructor

Man in kitchen cooking

Your 2024 COLA is 3.8 per cent

Message from the trustees

Teachers’ Pension Plan granted a full 3.8 per cent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective January 1, 2024.

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Trustee Adam Molineux in front of Teachers' Pension Plan logo

Adam Molineux draws on public service past

Meet Adam Molineux, a dedicated trustee passionate about public service and policy.

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Pharmacist and patient smiling, at counter

Understanding the cost of your prescription drug

Did you know that pharmacies are free to set their own markup and dispensing fees?

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Modernizing retirement health coverage

Thank you to the members who completed the retirement health coverage survey. Your feedback will help the board as we review the plan’s retirement health coverage program. We expect to share more information about survey results on the plan website in early 2024.

Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

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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.

Message Centre
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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