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Financial Planning -> Pensions -> Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) - Registered Pension Plan regulators and legislation

Registered Pension Plan Regulators and Legislation

Some plans are regulated federally, and some are regulated by the province.  Industries whose pension plans are regulated federally include aviation and airlines, banks, broadcasting and telecommunications, interprovincial transportation, marine navigation and shipping, and railways.

Links to regulators and related legislation:

Jurisdiction Regulator Legislation
Federal  Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) - Pension Plans Section

   -Private pension plans under federal jurisdiction  

Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (PBSA)
AB Alberta Finance - Pensions Information for Albertans

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation

See Alberta Finance - Pensions Information at left
BC Financial Institutions Commission - Pensions Department

Public sector pension plans - British Columbia Pension Corporation

Pension Benefits Standards Act [SBC 2012] - came into force on Sep 30, 2015.
Pension Benefits Standards Act [RSBC 1996] (PBSA) - previously in force.
MB Manitoba Pension Commission Pension Benefits Act and Regulation
NB Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) Pension Benefits Act (pdf)
Regulation 91-195 Under the Pension Benefits Act
NL Government Services - Pensions Public Sector Pensions Pension Benefits Act and Regulations
NS Nova Scotia Pension Regulation Division

Public sector pension plans - Nova Scotia Pension Agency

Pension Benefits Act and Regulations
ON Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) - Pensions  Pension Benefits Act and Regulations
PEI Public Service Commission  
QC Pension Plans supervised by Retraite Quebec

Supplemental Pension Plans

SK Saskatchewan Financial Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority - Pension Plan Members Pension Benefits Act, 1992 (pdf)

Pension Benefits Regulations, 1993 (pdf)

YT Public service pensions fall under the Federal Public Service Pension Plan
Private pension plans fall under federal jurisdiction - see Federal above
NT Private pension plans fall under federal jurisdiction - see Federal above  
NU Private pension plans fall under federal jurisdiction - see Federal above  

See also the provincial pension legislation charts (scroll to the bottom of the page) on the Department of Finance website.

Revised: July 14, 2019


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