Pension plans and financial planning
Everybody's talking about it... financial planning for retirement is strongly recommended for all Québec workers.
Those who have the opportunity to participate in a pension plan (about 42% of workers) already have a head start. When it's time to retire, they will be able to count on an additional income that will reduce the gap between the pensions they will receive from public plans and their pre-retirement employment income.
For a worker who, in 2014, earns the maximum pensionable earnings (MGA) under the Québec Pension Plan, that is 52 500 $, the public plans will represent about 40% of his or her retirement income. The worker will have to make up some of the gap to be able to maintain his or her standard of living during retirement.
To maintain his or her standard of living, it is estimated that a worker will need about 70% of his or her average gross annual earnings for the last three years of work. The higher a worker's salary, the larger the gap. That's why careful financial planning is required.
Services and tools for you and your members !
The Régie des rentes du Québec and its partners offer a broad range of services and tools to support you in your role.
Information to consult online or to distribute to others
Planning recommendations: advice from the Régie on retirement planning, arranged by age group.
flash RetraiteQuébec: information capsules on financial security at retirement produced in collaboration with the Régie, the Laurentian Bank of Canada, the National Bank of Canada and the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.
Question Retraite : the Web site of a public-private group that deals with financial planning for retirement, where you will find:
- Guide to financial planning for retirement : A clear, easy-to-understand guide to help get you started.
- ÉducRetraite : An online learning tool for financial planning for retirement. Using a travel theme, ÉducRetraite is an entertaining and interactive approach for workers who want to make retirement plans.
CompuPension: It produces a personalized simulation based on a worker's own financial information.
The company does not offer a pension plan?
Talk it over with the employer !
To find out more...
Pension plan and collective agreement
Changes in a company and possible effects on a pension plan
Other useful links...