Publications concerning the laws and regulations that govern supplemental pension plans

The Supplemental Pension Plans Act and its regulations

R-15.1 Supplemental Pension Plans Act This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 1 Regulation respecting arbitration relating to the surplus assets of supplemental pension plans This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 1.01 Regulation respecting the funding of certain Gesca Ltée and La Presse, ltée pension plans This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 1.1 Regulation respecting the funding of certain Kruger Inc. pension plans This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 2 Regulation respecting the funding of pension plans of the municipal and university sectors This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 3 Regulation to provide a framework for settlement of the benefits of members and beneficiaries of plans covered by subdivision 4.0.1 of Division II of Chapter XIII of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and for administration by Retraite Québec of certain pensions paid out of the assets of the plans This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 3.1

Regulation providing temporary relief measures for the funding of solvency deficiencies This link will open in a new window.

R-15.1, r. 4 Regulation respecting measures to reduce the effects of the financial crisis on pension plans covered by the Supplemental Pension Plans Act This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 4.1 Regulation providing new relief measures for the funding of solvency deficiencies of pension plans in the private sector This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 5 Regulation fixing the limits to the expenses for a transfer of benefits between spouses This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 6

Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans This link will open in a new window.

R-15.1, r. 6.1 Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans affected by the arrangement regarding AbitibiBowater Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 6.1.01 Regulation respecting target-benefit pension plans in certain pulp and paper sector enterprises This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 6.1.1 Regulation concerning certain Papiers White Birch pension plans This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 6.2

General Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans This link will open in a new window.

R-15.1, r. 7 Regulation respecting the exemption of certain categories of pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act This link will open in a new window.
R-15.1, r. 8 Regulation respecting the exemption of certain categories of pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act This link will open in a new window.
Regulation respecting the funding of multi-jurisdictional defined benefit pension plans This link will open in a new window. (PDF, 3 pages, 247 Ko, 2019-04-10)

Other Acts

S-2.1.1 Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension plans This link will open in a new window.
R-26.2.1 Act respecting the restructuring of university-sector defined benefit pension plans This link will open in a new window.
2012, c. 32 Act to provide for the establishment of target-benefit pension plans in certain pulp and paper sector enterprises This link will open in a new window.

Agreements

2016 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans

The Agreement was signed by British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan. It applies to pension plans that are under the jurisdiction of the supervisory authority of any of the provinces and that have members and beneficiaries in more than one of the provinces. The Agreement has effect from 1 July 2016.

For the provinces party to the Agreement, it replaces the:

  • Memorandum of Reciprocal Agreement, which, since 1968, applied to pension plans for which member benefits were governed by laws of those jurisdictions
  • 2011 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans between Québec and Ontario.

Consult the 2016 Agreement on the website of the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) This link will open in a new window..

Consult the Newsletter Express of 20 July 2016 on the 2016 Agreement.

2011 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans

The Agreement was signed by Québec and Ontario and applies to pension plans under the supervision of the Québec or Ontario pension authorities with regards to members and beneficiaries in each jurisdiction. The Agreement has effect from 1 July 2011.

The 2011 Agreement continues to apply to matters pending on 30 June 2016 before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Retraite Québec, an administrative body or court (section 28 of the 2016 Agreement).

Consult the following documents on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) website:

Entente concernant les exploitations de pâtes et papiers d'AbitibiBowater au Québec

(Agreement concerning pulp and paper operations of AbitibiBowater in Québec; French only)

The agreement between AbitibiBowater and the Gouvernement du Québec was reached as a result of the restructuring of the company. The purpose of the agreement is to ensure the continuity of the pension plans with Retraite Québec's supervision (the Régie des rentes du Québec's supervision before 1 January 2016).
Last update: August 2011.

Excerpts with commentary

Loi et règlements sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite — Extraits commentés — Service en ligne

(Supplemental pension plans Act and regulations — Excerpts with commentary — online service; French only)

This tool makes it easier to understand the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and its regulations. Now available:

  • Chapter 6 – Refunds and pension benefit
  • Chapter 7 – Transfer of benefits and assets
  • Chapter 9 – Information to members

 Chapters 6, 7 and 9 do not take into account amendments made to the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and its regulations since 20 June 2008.

To use the service, you must have an access code. To obtain an access code, you must complete an order form and mail it to us with your payment.

Other ways of obtaining the publication

  • By mail: add to cart
  • Price: $600.00 for one year (including GST).

Loi et règlements sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite  — Extraits commentés — version imprimée

(Supplemental pension plans Act and regulations — Excerpts with commentary — printed version; French only)

This tool makes it easier to understand the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and its regulations. Now available:

  • Chapter 6 – Refunds and pension benefit ($300)
  • Chapter 7 – Transfer of benefits and assets ($60)
  • Chapter 9 – Information to members ($70)

Chapters 6, 7 and 9 do not take into account amendments made to the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and its regulations since 20 June 2008.

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  • Price: $430.00 (including GST).

Tiré à part CRI et FRV

(LIRA and LIF offprint; French only)

With its annotations, commentaries and examples, this document makes it easier to understand the sections of the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans that deal with LIRAs (locked-in retirement accounts) and LIFs (life income funds).

An insert (1 page, 41 Kb) This link will open in a new window. specifies the revisions that must be made to this document, which are mainly the result of legislative changes.

The offprint is available in a print version only and includes the insert.

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  • Price: $50.00 (including GST).
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