Declaration of plan termination
The plan termination declaration comes after receipt of the written notice of termination issued by the employer (or receipt of the decision of Retraite Québec to terminate the plan, as the case may be).
Prescribed time limit
The termination declaration must be completed within 15 days following the date on which the administrator received the written notice of termination from the employer (or the Retraite Québec's decision to terminate the plan).
- Retraite Québec
Note: If the employer terminates the plan, a copy of the written notice of termination must be enclosed with the termination declaration.
- The employer
- The union, if any
When the statements of benefits are sent to plan members and beneficiaries, enclose a copy of the termination declaration as well.
To confirm that the legal requirements are being met.
Example - If the employer decides to terminate a pension plan, the plan administrator must confirm the following points, among others:
To confirm the date on which the administrator received a copy of the written notice of termination from the employer (or the Retraite Québec's decision).
Termination declaration forms
Declaration of termination of a pension plan (following notice given by the employer who is party to the plan)
Declaration of termination of a pension plan (following a decision of Retraite Québec)
Steps after the termination declaration
Terminating a simplified pension plan (SIPP)
The contents of this page are not pertinent to SIPPs. Please consult the page that deals with the steps to terminate an SIPP.