Step 2. Decide when to Retire and Gather Your Documents
Applying for Your Pension

Step 2. Decide when to Retire and Gather Your Documents

Choose the date you will stop working, or, if you no longer work for , choose your retirement date. You must apply for your pension directly with the LPF Office at least one month before your chosen date. As a general rule, your retirement date is based on the month following the date we receive your application or the month following your termination of employment, whichever is later.

There are documents that you must provide when you apply for your pension.  Make sure you have them ready before you apply in order to avoid delays.

A certified copy of your proof of age (i.e. valid driver's license, valid passport, birth certificate)

If applicable, you will also need:

  • a certified copy of your spouse's proof of age
  • a certified copy of proof of marriage or proof of common-law relationship
  • a certified copy of separation agreement, divorce order or court order
  • a copy of your disability Notice of Entitlement from CPP or QPP or a letter issued by CPP or QPP stating the date you became disabled, the effective date of your disability pension and if you are currently receiving disability benefits.

 For more information on how to certify your documents click here