What's New in 2022

Retraite Québec has published its Plan d’action de développement durable 2022

(2022 Sustainable development action plan; French only)

In the Plan d'action de développement durable 2022 (2022 Sustainable development action plan; French only), Retraite Québec presents its contribution to the 2015-2020 Government Sustainable Development Strategy, which has been extended. In this plan, Retraite Québec gives, among other things, the government objectives identified and the various actions it plans to implement to achieve these objectives.

27 July 2022

Retraite Québec, first organization of the Québec public service to be certified as a Healthy Enterprise — Elite+

20 July 2022

Updated information related to the termination of a supplemental pension plan

All the information related to the termination of a defined-contribution pension plan or a defined-benefit pension plan has been updated on Retraite Québec's website, in particular those related to the allocation of surplus assets following plan termination.

28 June 2022

CAPSA consultation on a draft revised guideline for capital accumulation plans

On 13 May 2022, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA), including Retraite Québec, published, for consultation purposes, a revised version of its guideline No. 3 on capital accumulation plans, which may include, in particular:

  • defined‐contribution plans, including simplified pension plans
  • voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs)
  • locked‐in retirement accounts (LIFs)
  • life income funds (LIFs).

For more information, see the CAPSA website. Those who wish to submit comments must send them by email to CAPSA, at capsa-acor@fsrao.ca, by 15 August 2022.

23 June 2022

CAPSA consultations on 3 draft revised guidelines for supplemental pension plans

On 9 June 2022, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA), including Retraite Québec, published 3 draft guidelines for consultation purposes:

  1. Environmental, social and governance considerations for the management of pension plans
  2. Leverage and effective management of related risks
  3. Cyber risk for pension plans.

CAPSA also consults the parties to have their impressions on a consolidation of those 3 guidelines into a single, global guideline on risk management.

For more information, see the CAPSA website. Those who wish to submit comments must send them by email to CAPSA, at capsa-acor@fsrao.ca, by 15 September 2022.

23 June 2022

Revenu Québec’s temporary easing measure

Revenu Québec has implemented relief measures concerning the remittance of unclaimed financial assets, including amounts payable under a supplemental pension plan. The measure allows plan administrators that did not remit amounts in accordance with the applicable legislation to remit them to Revenu Québec by having penalties that would otherwise be imposed, softened.

For more information regarding this exceptional and temporary measure and to find out the eligibility requirements for the measure, see Revenu Québec's New Incentive for the Remittance of Unclaimed Financial Assets This link will open in a new window..

For more information on the search for untraceable members or beneficiaries and on the remittance of unclaimed property to Revenu Québec, see the Obligations of the plan administrator with respect to untraceable members and beneficiaries section on our website.

23 June 2022

Publication of A Glimpse of the PPEMO

Retraite Québec has published the new edition of A Glimpse of the PPEMO, which is a newsletter intended for members and beneficiaries of the Pension Plan of Elected Municipal Officers (PPEMO). The newsletter gives the results of the pension fund in 2021; it also shows the numerous advantages offered online through My Account.

14 June 2022

Publication of the Rapport annuel de gestion 2021 (2021 Annual management report; French only)

Retraite Québec has published its Rapport annuel de gestion 2021 (2021 Annual management report; French only). The report covers Retraite Québec's results regarding the objectives of its Plan stratégique 2020-2023 (2020-2023 Strategic plan; French only), Plan d'action de développement durable 2021 (2021 Sustainable development action plan; French only) as well as its Service Statement.

The report also presents Retraite Québec's financial statements, as well as those of the Québec Pension Plan and public-sector pension plans (RREGOPPPMP, etc.).

1 June 2022

Retraite Québec’s conference at the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations’ (IGOPP) seminar on pension plans

On 25 May 2022, Mr. Stéphane Gamache, Director General of Supplemental Pension Plans, will act as speaker at the seminar on pension plans, under the theme Comment relever les défis de l'investissement durable en 2022? ( How to meet the challenges of sustainable investing in 2022?; French only). He will discuss in particular the role of liable trustee of the pension committee in supplemental pension plans.

Organized by the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) in partnership with Retraite Québec, the purpose of the seminar is to allow for exchanges on the possible investment strategies within a context of climate change and with respect to the role of trustee. For further details, sign up for the seminar on the IGOPP's website.

19 May 2022

Publication of The PPMP at a Glance

Retraite Québec publishes The PPMP at a Glance for members and beneficiaries under the Pension Plan for Management Personnel (PPMP). The May 2022 issue presents the results from the members' fund in 2021. It also addresses the many returns to work of retired members of the plan in 2020 and 2021. It also mentions the many advantages offered by the My Account digital service with Retraite Québec.

17 May 2022

Family Allowance annual notice

If you have a child or children under age 18, your Family Allowance annual notice will be uploaded to My Account by the end of June. You will also receive it by mail, unless you chose to receive your communications digitally only in My Account.

The notice will give you the amounts that you will receive from July 2022 through June 2023. It is important to verify the accuracy of the information about your family situation on your annual notice because the amounts vary depending on the number of dependent children and whether the children are in shared custody.

  Did you know?

You can receive notifications informing you that your annual notice has been uploaded to My Account. Log in and update your communication preferences!

12 May 2022

Instructions added regarding supplemental pension plan actuarial valuations

Consult the Reminders for actuaries section: the instructions related to the defined-contribution component and the amortization of a deficiency have been added.

10 May 2022

Discover the most popular baby names in Québec in 2021

The 2021 List of Baby Names has been unveiled. Emma and Noah have replaced Olivia and Liam, the favorites for the last two years, in the first rank.

5 May 2022

Publication of the Plan d’action 2022 à l’égard des personnes handicapées (2022 Action plan for disabled persons; French only)

Retraite Québec has published its Plan d'action 2022 à l'égard des personnes handicapées (2022 Action plan for disabled persons; French only). The document identifies the barriers to integration encountered by disabled persons and describes the measures taken in 2021 and those to be taken in the coming year to counter those barriers and foster the integration of disabled persons within the organization.

28 April 2022

Update to the web page on the target-benefit pension plan

Consult the section on the target-benefit pension plan to find out more about this plan or to implement one.

25 April 2022

Update regarding Retraite Québec’s instructions on actuarial assumptions and methods

Consult the Actuarial assumptions and methods section for Retraite Québec's most recent instructions applicable to the actuarial valuations of supplemental pension plans after 30 December 2021.The instructions concern the maximum interest rate assumption and letters of credit. The statistics have also been updated.

14 April 2022

Publication of a regulation that covers target-benefit pension plans

The Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans (French only) was published on 30 March 2022 in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

The Regulation allows for the application of the provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act introduced by the Act mainly to allow the establishment of target benefit pension plans. The provisions take into consideration the specific characteristics for this type of plan and are linked to actuarial reports, as well as to statements sent to members and beneficiaries.

The Regulation was made with amendments aiming to simplify the content of the annual statements. It comes into force on 14 April 2022.

30 March 2022

Guidance on the Actuarial Information Summary

See the updated Actuarial Information Summary section. Retraite Québec indicates that the actuarial valuation report of a supplemental pension plan must be accompanied by a single summary, even if the plan has several components.

17 March 2022

2021 Annual Information Return for Simplified Pension Plans

The 2021 edition of the Annual Information Return for Simplified Pension Plans (SIPPs) is now available.

1 March 2022

​2021 Annual Information Return for Supplemental Pension Plans

The 2021 edition of the Annual Information Return for Supplemental Pension Plans (SPPs) is now available in the SPP Portal. To find out what the main changes are, consult the Information on the Annual Information Return section.

1 March 2022

Changes to the disability pension under the QPP: a more generous and better adapted financial protection

Certain terms regarding the disability pension under the Québec Pension Plan were reviewed to better meet the needs of disabled persons, to offer them better financial protection and to improve the situation of disabled persons who are retiring. These changes result in several adjustments to the pension eligibility requirements and to the methods of calculating the pension. Certain changes take effect retroactively on 1 January 2022, others will come into force as of 1 January 2024. For more information: Changes to the disability pension under the Québec Pension Plan.

25 February 2022

Update of the forms related to partition of a supplemental pension plan following a separation

Retraite Québec updated the forms related to partition of benefits under a supplemental pension plan in order to take into account civil unions and voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs). The forms can be used by former spouses to request the statement or partition from the administrator.

25 February 2022

2021 rates of return for public-sector pension plans

In 2021, the RREGOP (Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan) fund generated a return of 12.9%, and the PPMP (Pension Plan of Management Personnel) fund also generated a return of 12.9%. For more information on fund returns of other pension plans, see our website.

24 February 2022

The Québec Pension Plan fund's rate of return was 15.9% in 2021

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec published its annual results earlier today. In 2021, the funds in the Québec Pension Plan generated returns of 15.9% for the base plan and of 14.4% for the additional plan. We wish to point out that the additional plan was implemented in January 2019 when the Québec Pension Plan enhancement became effective.

24 February 2022

A tool to plan your retirement work income

The Ministère des Finances has created a new calculator to allow retirees who are working or would like to return to work to estimate the share of their work income that will remain in their portfolio once taxation has been considered.

The calculator therefore helps to make a more informed financial decision since it shows the available income before and after returning to work. The tool considers the provincial and federal tax systems, but also the employment incentive measures to which workers may be entitled, depending on their situation.

For more information: Work income kept on retirement This link will open in a new window.

23 February 2022

New agreement with Serbia

Since February 2022, a new social security agreement between the Gouvernement du Québec and the government of the Republic of Serbia came into force.

Quebeckers having worked in Serbia or Serbians having worked in Québec can now receive benefits for the periods worked in the other territory.

Québec now has 39 agreements in effect with various countries across the globe. The agreements vary for each country and only cover the application of our social security measures, that is, the Québec Pension Plan, health insurance, as well as industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

For more information: International Social Security Agreements

17 February 2022

Your income tax slips in My Account

You no longer need to look for your income tax slips. If you are the beneficiary of a pension under the Québec Pension Plan (QPP) or a public-sector pension plan (RREGOP, PPMP, etc.), you will find these personalized documents in My Account by the last day of February.

If you have not already done so, sign up to My Account now. In addition, thanks to notifications, you will be informed as soon as slips are uploaded to My Account. It is convenient and fast!

In addition to tax slips, you will find several communications for you in digital format, in the Your documents section.

17 February 2022

Feeling better during a pandemic

The context of the pandemic in which we have been living for several months already is exceptional and it is absolutely normal not to feel our best at times from a psychological, physical or social perspective. Fortunately, several government resources exist to help you with your emotional and psychosocial well-being.

We wish to remind you that there is a wealth of information and online services This link will open in a new window. available to parents, teenagers, couples, victims of violence, social assistance beneficiaries, seniors, caregivers and many other people. You will find several tools that can help you feel better when going through difficult times.

14 February 2022

​The Beneficiary's Bulletin now exclusively online

Since January 2022, the Beneficiary's Bulletin is only available on the Web.

Consult it to obtain:

  • updated information on pensions under the Québec Pension Plan
  • your payment dates
  • reminders and tips to guide you.
3 February 2022

The Statement of Deposits will be mailed between 19 and 27 January

The personalized Statement of Deposits document will be mailed between 19 and 27 January to beneficiaries of a pension under a public-sector pension plan (RREGOP, PPMP, etc.). The Statement lists the pension payments made monthly in 2021 as well as the first payment of 2022, made on 14 January.

The document will also be available on Retraite Québec's website via My Account.

18 January 2022

2022 Service Statement

Retraite Québec is committed to offering you high-quality services. Please consult our Service Statement listing our target commitments regarding the services you receive.

13 January 2022

​Retraite Québec’s action plan for 2022

The Plan d'action 2022 (2022 Action plan; French only) outlines the means that will be implemented during the year to achieve the objectives of the Plan stratégique 2020-2023 (2020-2023 Strategic plan, French only).

12 January 2022

Reminder to sign up for the 2022 training activities offered to pension committee members

You have until 31 January 2022 to sign up for the training activities offered by Retraite Québec that will take place in February 2022. Sign up now!

10 January 2022

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