Guide for new members

Learn more about your WorkSafeBC Pension Plan, which provides you with a monthly lifetime pension when you retire.

When can I retire?

The normal retirement age for plan members is 65, and the earliest you can retire is at age 55. The age at which you retire will affect your pension.

Your pension will be reduced if you retire before age 60 and you do not meet minimum age plus contributory service requirements.

As required by the Income Tax Act, you must apply for your pension no later than the end of the year you turn 71. This is the age you must begin to receive your pension, even if you are employed beyond age 71.