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Know Your Re-employment Limit

You can work directly or indirectly for a participating employer for 50 days in each school year you work following retirement without interrupting your pension.

50-day limit extended to 95 days for some re-employment

For the period September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the re-employment limit is 95 days if all re-employment beyond the end of the month in which you exceed the 50-day limit meets all of the following three conditions:

  1. You’re employed directly by a school board in Ontario, the Provincial Schools Authority or the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium.
  2. You work in a school (includes virtual, online and remote).
  3. The position requires you to hold valid teaching certification from the Ontario College of Teachers or Ministry of Education (e.g., teacher, vice principal, principal, guidance counsellor, librarian in a publicly-funded school).

If you meet all of these conditions, you can work until the end of the month in which you exceed the 95-day limit during this period, without affecting your pension.

Your pension will be suspended if even one of these conditions isn’t met, or if you exceed the 50-day limit by the end of June 2021 and continue working in July or August.

Failure to report

Under the Teachers' Pension Act, you must record the number of days worked in education. You're obligated to supply the details of your return to work in circumstances where we require additional information. If you fail to provide this information within a reasonable time after it's requested, your pension will be suspended. Any pension payments you weren't entitled to receive must be returned, with interest.

For more information, find out what counts and review our examples. If you're still unsure, contact us.