Divorce and separation

The end of a spousal relationship may affect your pension. Here's what you need to know.

Separation or divorce and your pension

Learn how a separation or divorce affects your pension and review the issues to consider.

Claim an interest in your former spouse’s pension

As a former spouse of a plan member, you may want to claim an interest in your share of the pension. Learn more.

Divide your pension

If you and your spouse have separated, we need to know how to divide your pension. Learn more.

Apply to become a limited member

Here's what you need to know about applying to become a limited member of the plan.

Pensions and marital breakdowns: information for lawyers

Lawyers are often asked to advise clients about dividing a pension benefit between a plan member and a former spouse. Learn more about the information and documents we need to administer a pension following a relationship breakdown.


This web page is published by BC Pension Corporation. This publication is based on the relevant plan documents (plan rules, statutes, regulations). If there is a discrepancy between this publication and the plan documents, the plan documents apply.

The pension plans are governed by a number of statutes and regulations, including the Public Sector Pension Plans Act, the Pension Benefits Standards Act, the Family Law Act, the federal Income Tax Act, and the Regulations under those Acts all of which are complex and subject to change. In the event of any discrepancy between the legislation and the information you obtain from this website, the legislation will apply.

The steps and considerations involved in the division of matrimonial property, including the division of pension benefits, can be numerous and complex. You are therefore strongly encouraged to obtain appropriate professional advice, including legal advice, if you have not done so already.


Making the most of your pension

Your pension is an investment in your future. It’s important to know how the decisions you make today can affect your future pension. Take the 45-minute online course or participate in the 75-minute instructor-led webinar to learn more about your pension.

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