August 2022

August checklist Monthly Checklist

Print this handy checklist for submission deadlines and reminders.


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Remitting contributions Remitting contributions

Employee information you need to report to us

Payroll report

Payroll reporting made easy

Your January through August Payroll Report is due by September 10, 2022. Check out these Payroll reporting instructions and the Employer Instruction Manual about the process and tools that help make reporting a breeze.

Your Payroll Report is used to generate important information used in the Member's Benefit Statement and documents for Canada Revenue Agency. If your report is late or inaccurate, there could be delays and incorrect calculations. We might need to follow up with you to get correct information.

Before starting your Payroll Report, add and remove Web Services users to make sure they are current. Follow the Web Services user access confirmation instructions.


Employee information you need to report to us

LTD confirmation will be posted in September

Long-term Disability Confirmation Report coming soon

Your organization's Long-term Disability (LTD) Confirmation report will be posted to the secure employer website in September. You will receive an email with a link to instructions on what to do.

Updating your LTD start/stop data by the beginning of September will result in fewer, if any, updates to your LTD Confirmation Report. Read the Long-term disability (LTD) confirmation report instructions to find out what you can do in advance to save time.

The report shows your employees currently on LTD and those who were on LTD but who have a stop date in the current reporting period. It is crucial to review the report and, if applicable, submit accurate LTD start/stop information online. The LTD service credited to an employee’s account is used in their pension adjustment calculation and recorded on their Member's Benefit Statement. If LTD service is reported incorrectly, it could result in an inaccurate pension calculation or payment.


Plan information

New website launch

We've set the date for website launch!

The updated employer website and portal are almost ready, and we’ve set the launch date. You will start using the new sites on Tuesday, October 11!

In preparation for the launch, we’re preparing a series of resources and learning opportunities. Watch for more information in the September and October newsletters. Demonstration webinars will also be available for registration in August.

Our employer operations team will be here to help you every step of the way as we all transition to the new platform. We’re sure that you’re going to love the new look, feel and functionality as much as we do. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. See you soon!

For questions, contact employer.outreach@pensionsbc.ca.


Plan information

Protect your employees' pension data

Web Services user access housekeeping

Please help protect your employees' pension data online. Keep your Web Services user accounts up to date to maintain security. Add and remove staff, as needed. It's easy and takes only minutes.

Follow the Web Services user access confirmation instructions.


Plan information

Register for the webinar

Spaces available in Value of the Plan webinar

If you're involved with employee recruitment, you'll want to take the new Value of the Plan webinar. Register on the secure employer website for an August or September webinar.

Take this webinar to gain a better understanding of:

  • How the plan is valuable for you and your employees
  • How you can use the plan to help with recruitment and retention
  • The benefits of My Account for your employees

Plan information

Plans benefit the Canadian economy

Public sector helps the economy

New research from the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council shows that public sector pension plans benefit the Canadian economy. For example, every $10.00 of a public sector pension paid to an employee who is a retired member or beneficiary results in $15.77 of economic activity in BC. This supports 110,600 jobs and over 7,000 businesses in BC.

Learn how BC's public sector pension plans make a difference.


Plan information

Employer survey

Your voice matters—take the employer survey

If you have signed in to the secure employer website over the last year, you may be randomly chosen to participate in the next employer survey. It takes only 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback lets us know what you think about the products and services we provide to you as a plan employer. Survey invitations will be sent in September. Your feedback, including comments and suggestions, is anonymous and cannot be traced back to you.

We send out this survey four times a year: in March, June, September and December. Find out what your peers have shared in the past survey.