UBC Staff Pension Plan

The staff pension plan is jointly paid by employees and the University and provides benefits for retired employees. A Pension Board elected from current and retired staff oversees the operations and design of the Plan.

Contributions are mandatory for members who are hired full-time and on terms of at least 12 months or who have been hired full-time on a continuing basis.

If you are a part-time or hourly employee, please contact the UBC Staff Pension Administration Office to learn about when you will be enrolled in the plan.

Please note that if your annual income exceeds a certain limit, you will be transferred to or enrolled in the Faculty Pension Plan instead. For information on that plan, please contact the UBC Faculty Pension Administration Office.

We strongly encourage all members to attend a Staff Pension Plan Workshop.

The UBC Staff Pension Plan (SPP) program is administered by the UBC Staff Pension Administration Office. They will be able to answer most of your questions regarding your plan. If you have any concerns about the information that you receive, please contact the AAPS Office.

Please review the Articles in your Collective Agreement that refer to pensions and retirement:

  • Article 13.1: Pension Plan
  • Article 14.5: Retirement Policy
  • Letter of Agreement #2 – Re:  Benefit Coverage Beyond Age 65 (includes section 4 on retirement options)