Pension studies and reports

These studies and reports show the strength and value of Canada's public sector pension plans thanks to their responsible approach to funding and prudent investment philosophy.


Read research on Canadian pension plans and retirement systems


Key findings of the pensions Canadians want: the results of a National survey (April 2017)
This summary discusses the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council. The results reveal not only that people with workplace pension plans have greater confidence that they will be prepared for retirement, but also that Canadians place value on the features typically found in defined benefit plans and would be willing to pay to secure those features for themselves.

The Teachers' Pension Plan is a member of the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council (CPPLC), a non-partisan group of Canadian public sector pension plan senior administrators who work together on research projects that contribute to a national evidence-based conversation on retirement income security.

Shifting public sector DB plans to DC: The experience so far and implications for Canada (October 2014)
Defined benefit (DB) plans, such as the BC Teachers' Pension Plan, are far more efficient at generating pension income than defined contribution (DC) plans. Converting DB plans to DC plans has been very expensive for jurisdictions that did so.

Economic impact of British Columbia's public sector pension plans (October 2013)
This report by the Conference Board of Canada analyzes the economic impact of BC's public sector pension plans, focusing on the effect these plans have on individual savings and the overall economy.

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Canada leads in pension systems for public sector workers (June 2016)
What does Canada do better than any other country? Learn why Canada rates best in the world at responsibly funding its public sector pension liabilities.

The Canadian pension model is turning heads (May 2016)
This study from Boston Consulting Group shows the strength of Canada’s top 10 pension plans – three are among the 20 largest funds worldwide. They have tripled in size since 2003, mostly due to impressive investment returns. Their success is attracting attention.


External links for pension studies and reports

Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council (CPPLC)