Private Sector Pensions - Pensions Legislation and Updates

Pension Legislation and Regulations

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Legislation and Regulation which applies to Private Sector Pension Plans

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Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) Updates issued from 2012 to present

Documents produced by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Employment Pensions, related to EPPA legislation. These are pdf files and will open in a new window.

EPPA Updates issued in 2017

  • 17-02 - Filing Fee for Pension Plans effective October 1, 2017 (Sep 19, 2017)
    In accordance with Section 153 of the Employment Pension Plans Regulation, the Superintendent of Pensions advises that the annual filing fee rate in Alberta effective October 1, 2017 is $2.50.

  • 17-01 - Filing Extension for Actuarial Valuation Reports (Sep 11, 2017)
    In accordance with Section 5 of the Employment Pension Plans Act, the Superintendent of Pensions advises that the deadline to file actuarial valuation reports as at December 31, 2016 has been extended six months to March 31, 2018 for all pension plans except Collectively Bargained Multi-Employer Plans. For actuarial valuation reports due to be filed between September 27, 2017 to December 31, 2017 a six month extension is also granted.

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EPPA Updates issued in 2016

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EPPA Updates issued in 2015

  • 15-01 - Extension of Amendment Filing Deadline (May 21, 2015)
    British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standards Act and Regulation have been proclaimed effective September 30, 2015  with amendments due by December 31, 2015.  In recognition of Alberta and British Columbia having a highly harmonized pension regulatory environment, the Superintendent of Pensions has extended the deadline for filing amendments with respect to the Employment Pension Plans Act and Regulation to December 31, 2015. Similarly, the deadline for having a funding policy (benefit formula provisions), a participation agreement (non-collectively bargained multi-employer plans) and a governance policy in place is also extended to December 31, 2015.

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EPPA Updates issued in 2014

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EPPA Updates issued in 2013

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EPPA Updates issued in 2012

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Page last updated:  October 4, 2017