The Outlook for Canada's Public Sector Employee Pensions

Silvana Pozzebon

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573349
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191721946 | DOI:
The Outlook for Canada's Public Sector Employee Pensions

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This chapter examines the context and features of occupational pension plans in the Canadian public sector and compares these with their private sector counterparts. Relative to the declining importance of registered pension plans in the private sector, pension coverage rates of public sector employees remain high and their pension plans retain traditional characteristics. Yet funding considerations have brought considerable change to public sector employee pensions. These and other challenges are discussed.

Keywords: Canadian defined benefit plans; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; public plan funding; Registered Pension Plans

Chapter.  7934 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Management and Administration

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