Most HEU members are covered by the Municipal Pension Plan. This is a defined benefit plan, where your pension is based on your age, your years of pensionable service and the average of your highest five years of salary (not necessarily your last five years).
It is not based on your contributions to the plan or on the investment performance of the plan’s assets. Under this plan, your pension is paid for your lifetime.
Update 2021: As of January 1, 2022, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), which covers tens of thousands of HEU members, adopted new changes to the Plan that improve equity and fairness.
For more information, visit the Pensions BC website and follow the link to the Municipal Pension Plan.
- My Service Canada (After you are registered, you can see your CPP entitlement)
- Municipal Pension Plan – Free Learning Opportunities
- International Social Security Agreements for the Government of Canada
- List of countries with which Canada has an agreement