To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
After a lifetime of work, no one should have to retire in poverty. That’s where your pension comes in. Most BCGEU members have a pension promise:
a guaranteed, predictable and reliable income after they stop working. Having a pension is like saving automatically - and efficiently - for retirement.
The plan you are enrolled in depends on your employer and collective agreement.
BCGEU also offers its own plan, the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan (BCTBPP).
The majority of BCGEU Operational Services (Component 10) members participate in the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. Some members participate in Group Registered Retirement Savings Plans.
Others participate in the Central Union Pension and Benefits Trust, United Way Pension Plan, or their employee RRSP.
Central One covers the following BCGEU credit unions:
First Credit Union
First Insurance Agency
Grand Forks & District
Interior Savings Okanagan
Interior Savings Thompson
Vancity Credit Union
United Way covers the following:
VIEWING YOUR PENSION INFO
DO YOU KNOW YOUR PLAN?
YES, I KNOW MY PLAN
If you're with PSPP, MPP, or College Pension Plan... Register or sign in to your account to view your pension information.
If you're with the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan... Register or sign in on D.A. Townley's website to view your pension information
(Need help registering? Refer to the quick reference guide).
If you're with the plans below...
Central Union Pension and Benefits Trust: (Credit Unions with Central One, First Credit Union, First Insurance Agency, Grand Forks & District, Interior Savings Okanagan, Interior Savings Thompson, and Vancity Credit Union) Check your pension statement or ask your employer
United Way Pension Plan: (YMCA) Check your pension statement or ask your employer
Employee RRSP: Check your statement for who holds your RRSP or ask your employer
NO, I DON'T KNOW MY PLAN
There are three ways to find out what pension plan you're on:
By the color of your pension statements*
By logging into the BCGEU Member Portal (If you haven't registered for an account, please sign up for one.)
Once you're logged in, click on "My Pension" on the left column under "Resources".
Ask a colleague, your shop steward, or your employer
* Burgundy = Public Service Pension Plan Green = Municipal Pension Plan; Purple = College Pension Plan; Blue = BC Target Benefit Pension Plan