Your pension and your job

All permanent part-time or full-time employees are eligible to join the plan.

You are eligible to join the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan if you are a permanent full-time or part-time employee at WorkSafeBC.

If you are a temporary employee, you are also eligible to join the plan after you work two continuous years and if you earn a minimum of 35 per cent of the year’s maximum pensionable earnings.

You will continue to be an active member of the plan during your employment at WorkSafeBC, even if you take on a new position at the organization.

When your employment ends at WorkSafeBC, you are no longer an active member of the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan. However, you can still continue to be a plan member as either an inactive or retired member.

You will need to decide what to do with your pension benefit. Your options will depend on:

  • Your age
  • Your contributory service
  • If you are retiring
  • If you begin working with a new employer, and that employer’s pension plan has a transfer agreement with WorkSafeBC Pension Plan