For more than three decades, the Carpentry Workers’ Pension Plan of B.C. has helped people like you achieve a secure retirement. Launched on July 1, 1970, the Plan now has about 4,000 members and beneficiaries receiving a pension, and another 1,200 active members still earning pensions.
As of July 1 2011, the Plan’s Board of Trustees made some important changes to the Plan’s benefits and rules.
Download the Pension Plan Outline to view a summary of the main Pension Plan provisions. Or visit the links below to learn more about your Pension Plan:
- Eligibility — Can you join the Plan and earn credit toward a pension?
- Retirement date — When can you retire and receive a pension?
- Pension amount — How much will you receive when you retire?
- Forms of payment — What option should you choose?
- Disability pension — What if you cannot work because of a disability?
- Termination — When does your active status in the Plan end — and what happens?
- Death benefit — What if you die before you retire?
- Important information — What else do you need to know?
To explain some of the specialized terms used in these pages, please see the glossary.