Getting ready to retire?

Teachers reaching retirement are encouraged to check out the information and links below.

Did you know that the Early Retirement Incentive Plan is part of our Collective Agreement? The guiding principles for ERIP are in Appendix B on page 202 of the CA. This year’s information regarding the actual amounts available to teachers retiring in June is now available in schools, along with a handy reference that includes guidelines for eligibility and the process. If you are between the ages of 55 and 64, have worked with the VSB for 10 years and are considering retiring this June, you should ask your principal or staff rep for the ERIP information package.

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) is offering the Making Sense of Pensions & Benefits webinar for teachers across the province to help them plan for a successful transition to retirement.  Click here for dates and registration.

In collaboration with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, the Teachers’ Pension Plan is once again offering free pension information workshops to plan members. Read more for details, dates and registration.

Members retiring in June or who retired earlier in the year are invited to the annual VESTA Retirees’ Dinner in June.  Invitations are sent to retiree’s in early June.