Pension Information Sessions

OPTrust’s pension information sessions are a great way to learn more about your pension plan - directly from an OPTrust representative through live video sessions or recorded webinar.

Live or pre-recorded webinars

Welcome to the OPSEU Pension Plan

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Want to learn a little more about the Plan – what you contribute to it, how your pension grows and how it’s administered?

Watch the pre-recorded webinar 

Leaving your job?

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When you leave your job, you have options. Want to learn a little more about your pension and what happens if you leave your current employer?

Watch the pre-recorded webinar 

Ready, set, retire!

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You've worked hard to save for your pension and now it's time to enjoy it. But first a few things to get you retirement ready.

Attend a live webinar session or watch the pre-recorded webinar 

Health coverage in retirement

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Learn how to qualify for insured benefits and the health coverage plans offered by the Government of Ontario.

Attend a live webinar session or watch the pre-recorded webinar 

Pension topics

What's important

Safeguard your retirement: Get the facts before you act

The video underscores the importance of getting all the facts when making decisions that can impact an individual’s financial future in retirement – before those decisions are made.

Produced in collaboration with Defined benefit (DB) pension plans from across Canada.

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The early retirement bridge benefit

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If you retire before age 65, the OPSEU Pension Plan provides you with a CPP bridge benefit until the month in which you turn 65.

The bridge benefit is truly that – a bridge for the gap between early retirement and the age you are eligible to begin receiving your full CPP pension. We encourage you to watch the video.

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Buying pension service

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Are you a new OPTrust member? Have you taken an unpaid leave of absence recently? If so, applying to buy back pension service in the Plan could be one of the best financial decisions you can make.

This short video explains how eligible periods of past service can increase the value of your pension.

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Common-law relationships and your pension

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Did you know you don’t have to be married for your partner to receive survivor benefits? This video covers common law relationships and survivor benefits for your pension.

More detailed information is available in our fact sheet How to Prove Your Spousal Relationship.

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Planning for loved ones

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Did you know your pension provides valuable benefits for your survivors? This video covers who qualifies to receive benefits when you die, including your spouse, eligible children and anyone you designate as your beneficiary, such as relatives, friends or an organization.

Watch the video