Deadlines for buying service
If you’re planning to buy service to increase your pension benefit when you retire, make sure you meet our deadlines.
You can buy service for approved leaves, such as maternity or general leaves.
You have five years from the end of an approved leave of absence, or until you end your employment at WorkSafeBC (whichever comes first), to purchase the service from that leave.
If you buy service, your pensionable service will increase, which may also increase your pension benefit when you retire.