Early Career Teacher

Tips for rookie teachers

September 29, 2016 - Information to help start your teaching career

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Personalized Service

Pension basics for occasional teachers

June 22, 2016 - Three things occasional teachers need to know

Topics Active Member, Buybacks, Credit, Early Career Teacher, Occasional Teacher

Switching keys

February 05, 2016 - A second-career teacher talks about his first long-term occasional (LTO) placement.

Topics Active Member, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Occasional Teacher, Plan Membership

Registration contest

January 27, 2016 - Sign up for an Ontario Teachers' online account and you'll automatically be entered into a draw.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Personalized Service, Retired Member

Understanding inflation

October 26, 2015 - Follow Hope the Hedgehog on a journey to explore how inflation protection contributes to your pension plan’s sustainability.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Inflation, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Plan Membership, Retired Member

Changing plans

September 28, 2015 - Alicja Reynolds and her husband figured that five years would give them plenty of time to establish their careers and build a foundation on which to start a family.

Topics Active Member, Buybacks, Early Career Teacher

New kid in school

September 17, 2015 - We know retirement isn't around the corner for you, but we're here throughout your career to help you maximize what will likely become your largest financial asset.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Plan Membership

School’s in for the summer

June 29, 2015 - If you're just starting your career and working on an occasional basis, teaching summer school could provide a good boost to your pension.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher

Stepping stones of occasional teaching

May 22, 2015 - Two years ago we met Sedannia D'Amico, an occasional teacher working day-to-day. We caught up with her to see how her career has unfolded and how her pension has affected the decisions she's made along the way.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher

Transferring to La Belle Province

February 25, 2015 - Michelle wanted to consolidate her pension assets into one plan. We have a transfer agreement with the teachers’ pension plan in Quebéc (CARRA), so transferring the service she’s accumulated in our plan to CARRA was a straight forward process.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Leaving Teaching, Mid-Career Teacher, Plan Membership

Supply and demand

October 24, 2013 - Every day that an occasional teacher works counts toward a retirement benefit.

Topics Active Member, Credit, Early Career Teacher

New app for new teachers

October 17, 2013 - Classtime, our newest mobile app, helps occasional teachers keep track of where and when they worked, as well as when they get paid. You can download it for free on Google Play and on the App Store.

Topics Active Member, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Personalized Service

Pension calculator improvements benefit new teachers

September 19, 2013 - iAccess Web's pension calculator even more accessible to new teachers.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Personalized Service

Coast-to-coast transfers

September 12, 2013 - Learn about transferring credit from another provincial plan to OTPP.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Plan Membership

Kick start your pension

September 05, 2013 - By exploring transfer options, new members can build credit in the plan.

Topics Active Member, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Plan Membership

Pension calculator tips for occasional teachers

June 20, 2013 - Tips and tricks to help occasional teachers use the pension calculator.

Topics Active Member, Early Career Teacher, Personalized Service

You Asked Us... anytime, anywhere

April 02, 2013 - Our "You Asked Us…" video series, based on our popular newsletter feature, is now available on Facebook, in Pension News Online's video section, and in iAccess Web.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Buybacks, Children, CPP, Early Career Teacher, Inflation, Late Career Teacher, Life Events, OAS, Re-employment, Retired Member, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Designate your spouse?

February 14, 2013 - There are two problems with members designating spouses as beneficiaries.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Life Events, Mid-Career Teacher, Personalized Service, Survivor Benefits

Changes coming to inflation protection

February 07, 2013 - Ontario Teachers’ Federation and the Ontario government, which co-sponsor the Teachers’ pension plan, have agreed to eliminate the 2012 pension funding shortfall, mainly by changing how inflation protection is calculated after members retire.

Topics Credit, Early Career Teacher, Funding, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Re-employment, Retirement

Your life with Teachers'

January 25, 2013 - Everyone's career is different. For some, teaching is the only career they’ll know. For others, like second-career teachers, teaching is a path they start down later in life.

Topics Active Member, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Life Events, Mid-Career Teacher, Plan Membership