Pension Plans

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Establishing a Plan


The employer chooses whether to establish a defined benefit pension plan or a defined contribution pension plan. The pension plan can be dedicated to only the employer’s employees or can be a multi-employer pension plan covering employees of more than one employer.


The final selection of a pension plan must have the support of at least 50% (+ 1) of the employees who were present at the meeting to approve the plan, or who voted through a poll. The employer must ensure the employees are notified of the particulars of the plan prior to the meeting or conducting the poll.


Who offers a Pension Plan?


Employers may register their own plan with the DLP or participate in one of the following registered Multi-Employer Pensions Plans:


Last Updated 2020-05-12