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Contact your Steward if you are retiring so that your steward can obtain a retirement gift from BCNU on your behalf.


Pensions Information

Municipal Pension Plan

In 2004 BCNU achieved a long term goal. Now all employers covered by the Provincial Collective Agreement must become members of the Municipal Pension Plan. For information on how your Municipal Pension funds are invested consult the BC Investment Management Corporation. A series of Frequently Asked Questions on the Municipal Pension Plan website provide useful information for potential plan members and for members at different stages of their career.

Public Service Pension Plan

Some BCNU members who formerly worked for the provincial Public Service are covered by the Public Service Pension Plan. For information on how your Public Service Pension funds are invested consult the BC Investment Management Corporation. A series of Frequently Asked Questions on the Public Service Pension Plan website provide useful information for potential plan members and for members at different stages of their career.

Canadian Blood Service Defined Benefit Pension Plan

For information on this plan contact your local Canadian Blood Service Human Resource Department or call the Canadian Blood Service National office at 613-739-2240.

Private Sector plans

BCNU members working for independent employers are covered by various pensions arrangements. BCNU is working to enable these members receive good pension benefits as well.

Canada Pension Plan

For more info go to Canada Pension Plan

Retired Nurses Network

Join the BCNU Retired Nurses Network
Take a survey

BCNU is building a Retired Nurse Network. If you are interested in working on key issues affecting retired nurses, want to keep informed on current healthcare issues or simply connect with other retired nurses please register here. Please take our survey and help us shape the future of our community.

Retiree Benefit Program

Application Form

The BC Nurses' Union and other members of the Nurses' Bargaining Association negotiated the Retiree Benefit Program in 2006. The program started in 2008 to provide funding for inflation protection and benefits for retirees. The program currently offers a subsidy for the Medical Services Plan premium to eligible retirees. More

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