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Life & Career Events

Applying for your pension is easy, but it's important to stay on track. Follow these timelines to ensure you have everything in order:

  • One or two years before retirement
  • Four months before retirement

From the moment you start thinking about retirement until you apply for your pension, you'll find the personalized tools and information you need in your Ontario Teachers' account.

Your pension will not begin automatically

To receive your pension, you must apply for it online. If you apply after your resignation date, you may lose pension payments.

Getting you ready for retirement

Whether you’re one month or a few years away, you'll need to prepare before hitting “submit” on your pension application. Here's how you can prepare for your moment.