Helping Canadians save for their Retirement with Pooled Registered Pension Plans

In December 2010, Canada’s Finance Ministers agreed on a framework for defined contribution Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) to provide Canadians with a new, low-cost, efficiently managed, portable and accessible savings vehicle that will help them meet their retirement objectives.

How They Will Work

Because PRPP members will “pool” their pensions through their administrators, costs will be lower. 

And by providing this low-cost retirement savings opportunity for employees as well as the self-employed, PRPPs will play a key role in improving the range of retirement savings options available to Canadians.

This is especially important for millions of small business owners and their employees who will now have access to a private pension plan for the very first time.

Next Steps

Federal, provincial and territorial officials are working together to implement PRPPs as soon as possible, engaging with key stakeholders to ensure the framework for these new plans will meet the needs of employees, employers and those financial institutions that may offer PRPPs once they are implemented.

Bill C-25, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act received Royal Assent on June 28, 2012, which implements the federal portion of the PRPP framework.  The PRPP framework will be fully in place across Canada pending provincial enabling legislation.

With the federal legislation in force, Provinces can now easily and seamlessly use it as a model for their respective frameworks so that the system can get up and running for Canadians on a timely basis.

Find Out More

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Provincial and Federal Governments Partner Toward Introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plans

Harper Government Introduces the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act

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Speech by the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance) to the Investment Funds Institute of Canada

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Speech by the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance)

Contribute to the discussion

Interested Canadians are invited to submit their views on the implementation of the PRPP framework by email to prpp-consultations-rpac@fin.gc.ca.