Returning to work after retirement

If you return to work after retiring, you will continue to receive your pension from the plan.

You may decide to return to work after you have retired and are receiving a pension from BC’s Public Service Pension Plan. In this case, you will continue to receive your pension.

If you start working for an employer that is participating in the plan, inform your employer that you are a retired plan member. This will ensure that your employer does not re-enrol you in the plan and deduct pension contributions from your pay.

If your new employer does not participate in the Public Service Pension Plan, you may be eligible to contribute to your new employer’s pension plan, if it has one. Talk to your new employer for details.

Returning to work for a plan employer within the 30 days following your pension effective date

You are not considered retired if you return to work for an employer participating in the plan and all the following applies:

  • You have not received your first pension payment
  • You are within the 30 days following your pension effective date
  • Your new position requires you to participate in the plan

In this case, you are not eligible to receive your pension and must resume contributing to the plan. You will not qualify for group extended health care (EHC) or dental coverage for retired members through the plan, although you may be eligible for these benefits through your employer.

When you retire, you will need to reapply for your pension and any EHC or dental coverage.