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Welcome to the Canadian Blood Services Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan web site.


What will you find here?

On the Canadian Blood Services DB pension web site, you'll learn how to join the plan, the plan's cost and who pays what, and the options you have in the event of various life events. You'll also find brief descriptions of government plans and personal retirement savings. On the site you'll find:

  • How the plan works - lists the participating unions, explains how and when you may join the plan, outlines what contributions to the plan you will need to make, describes what options you have upon retirement, and explains what happens in the event of leaves, termination, or death.

  • Government benefits - outlines the benefits available under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Québec Pension Plan (QPP), Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

  • FAQs - answers frequently asked questions about joining the plan, contributing to the plan, calculating your retirement benefit, retiring from the plan, and options upon termination.

  • Glossary - definitions of commonly used pension terms.

  • Forms and documents - provides electronic copies of DB pension-related forms and documents, including past Records of Decisions from Trustee meetings.

  • Related sites - provides links to government web sites, participating union sites, and the Canadian Blood Services site.

  • Trustee Talk - lists the names of all current members of the Board of Trustees, provides Records of Decisions from the most recent Trustee meeting, and highlights current issues and plan updates.

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Is this your first time using the site?

  • If so, visit our First-time users page. You'll review the site structure and discover what you'll find behind each main link.

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Are you new to internet navigation?

  • Then Site navigation 101 is for you. You'll find out about how links work and see how the search function, sitemap, and glossary will help make your visit a quick and easy one.

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For DB plan members only

  • If you are currently a member of the DB plan, you can view your personal information, access your annual statement, and estimate your pension amount online.

  • To ensure this confidential information remains secure, you must log in to the member section in order to access these features. To log in, you will need to provide your employee number and a password. The first time you log in, you must change your password, and you may change it again at any time thereafter.

  • To log into the member section, you will need to provide your employee number and a password. The first time you log in, you must change your password, and you may change it again at any time thereafter.

  • When you are finished using the member-only features, you must log out of the section to return to the main site.


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