Régie des rentes du Québec

What's New

Special consultations and public hearings on Bill 3

On 20 August 2014, the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain will begin its work on Bill 3 This link will open in a new window. (the Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit plans).
18 August 2014

List of VRSPs

The list of voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs) (French only) registered with the Régie is now available. Refer to it often as new VRSPs will be added as they are registered.
16 July 2014

Together against bullying: the Ministère de la Famille launches an online public consultation

Give your opinion on bullying by participating in the online public consultation (French only). By doing so, you will foster the discussions during the Forum sur la lutte contre l’intimidation (Forum on the fight against bullying; French only), which will be held on 2 October 2014, and you will contribute to the resulting concerted-effort action plan.
10 July 2014

The Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act comes into force on 1 July 2014

Consult the press release (French only).
27 June 2014

Mesure annuelle de la satisfaction de la clientèle

(Annual survey to measure client satisfaction; French only)
View the results of the 2013 survey.
18 June 2014

Two new sections for accountants

The sections concern residual benefits (French only) and auditors outside Québec.
13 June 2014

Update of the general checklist for a standard contract for an LIRA or LIF

The Régie has updated the general checklist  for the registration of a standard contract for a locked-in retirement account (LIRA) or life income fund (LIF), or a change to a standard contract. In addition, financial institutions can register the information entered on the checklist.
13 June 2014

Publication of the Regulation on VRSPs

Two regulations published in the Gazette officielle du Québec This link will open in a new window. on 13 June 2014 will come into force on
1 July 2014:

  • the Regulation respecting voluntary retirement savings plans
  • the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans, which makes consequential amendments to take into account voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs) with regard to retirement plans, locked-in retirement accounts (LIRAs) and life income funds (LIFs).
13 June 2014

Interested in VRSPs?

To be kept in the loop about the new voluntary retirement savings plans, change your subscription today This link will open in a new window.!
13 June 2014

Bill to encourage the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit plans

Today, at the National Assembly, Mr. Pierre Moreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy introduced a new bill to restore the financial situation of defined benefit pension plans in the municipal sector. Consult the press releases (French only).
12 June 2014

The Régie des rentes du Québec publishes its annual management report for 2013

The Rapport annuel de gestion 2013 (Annual management report for 2013; French only) contains key points to facilitate understanding of the Régie’s activities as well as the Régie’s results for the last fiscal year.

Consult the annual report or its summary.

5 June 2014

Everyone deserves a better retirement!

Québec is introducing voluntary retirement savings plans, which are open to everyone. Learn more!
2 June 2014

It's Québec family week!

In celebration of Québec family week, which runs from May 12 to May 18 this year, the Ministère de la Famille is introducing the theme Mes parents, mon éducatrice, mon éducateur, partenaires de mon développement (My parents, my daycare worker: Partners for my development). Visit www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca This link will open in a new window. (French only), take the quiz and join the Facebook This link will open in a new window. group (French only)!
14 May 2014

Parents, you will soon receive your annual child assistance notice

The annual notice specifies the amount of child asistance the Régie will pay you from July 2014 through June 2015. It also provides information on your family situation. Be sure to keep it! If you do not receive it by 25 June 2014, it may be due to a change in your family situation or address. Please call us to make any necessary changes.
14 May 2014

5 tips to simplify saving

Check out the very first post at Frédéric Lizotte Blogs This link will open in a new window. for thoughtful tips on saving for retirement.
30 April 2014

Amounts Payable following the Settlement of Benefits under a Partially Solvent Plan

The Newsletter Express of 30 April 2014 provides details on the sums that have to be paid into the pension fund for the payment of residual benefits under a defined benefit plan.
30 April 2014

Assumptions for actuarial valuations of pension plans

The Régie has released information for actuaries on its expectations regarding actuarial assumptions and methods to be used for actuarial valuations as at 31 December 2013.
30 April 2014

The Régie wins a prix Distinction

The Healthy Enterprises Group awarded the Régie a prix Distinction in the public sector category. The prize was given out at the gala held on 14 April 2014 as part of the Rassemblement pour la santé et le mieux-être en entreprise in Montréal.
24 April 2014

The Régie is unaffected by Heartbleed

The Régie’s online services are not affected by the OpenSSL flaw Heartbleed. You can continue to use our Website and online services with peace of mind.
23 April 2014

The Régie wins a prix Distinction

The Healthy Enterprises Group awarded the Régie a prix Distinction in the public sector category. The prize was given out at the gala held on 14 April 2014 as part of the Rassemblement pour la santé et le mieux-être en entreprise in Montréal.
17 April 2014

Léa and William are the most popular names of 2013!

Today the Régie des rentes du Québec is unveiling its updated list of given names. With half a million unique visitors in 2013, it is one of the most popular tools on the Régie’s Web site.
14 April 2014

Child assistance: you must file an income tax return

You and your spouse must file an income tax return to continue receiving child assistance payments, even if you have no income to report in 2013.
31 March 2014

VRSPs: two draft regulations

Two draft regulations were published in the Gazette officielle du Québec This link will open in a new window. on 12 March 2014:

  • the Regulation respecting voluntary retirement savings plans
  • the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans.

This regulation makes consequential amendments that will harmonize supplemental pension plans, locked-in retirement accounts and life income funds with voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSPs).

12 March 2014

The Québec Pension Plan fund's rate of return was 15,5% in 2013.

Today, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec published its results. The Québec Pension Plan fund's average rate of return over the past four years is 10,6%. For further information, read the press release (French only).
26 February 2014

2013 Annual Information Return

The 2013 Annual Information Return is now available.
26 February 2014

Bill restructuring defined benefit pension plans in the municipal sector

Today, at the National Assembly, Ms. Agnes Maltais, Minister of Labour, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Régie des rentes du Québec, introduced a bill to restore the financial situation of defined benefit pension plans in the municipal sector. Consult the press release (French only).
20 February 2014
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