Pension Plan

Overview & Resources

What Is Your Pension Plan and How Does it Work?

Your pension plan is a defined benefit (DB) pension plan whose primary purpose is to provide you with regular and secure monthly pension income after your retirement for the remainder of your lifetime. In certain circumstances, the pension fund may also provide benefits in the event of your disability or death. The pension plan operates like the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) in that your pension is determined by a formula that does not consider the amount of contributions remitted on your behalf. The monthly pension you will receive from this pension plan is in addition to any assistance from CPP or Old Age Security (OAS).

Your pension is determined by your number of hours in covered employment and the contribution rate at which your employer remits contributions on your behalf. For example, assuming retirement at age 65, the pension plan currently provides active members with a $75.28 monthly pension for every 1,000 earned work hours at a $5.05 contribution rate.

All of the employer contributions remitted to the pension fund, along with all of the investment earnings generated from the pension fund's investments, are used to cover the cost of all expenses and pay for all the pension benefits payable to members, their spouses and their beneficiaries.

Check your Pension Plan Booklet (PDF)

Forms & Documents

Find the form you are looking for in the list provided here and follow the instructions on each to submit them. You can submit your forms via email or fax, but they must have a wet (ink) signature to be processed. Electronic or digital signatures are not accepted at this time.

Book an appointment online or in-person (Edmonton office only) with a Pension Analyst for information about your pension benefit and assistance completing your pension application.

Eligibility & Contributions

Are You Eligible to Be Part of the Pension Plan?

Participation in the pension fund is automatic if you work as a member of the Labourers of Western Canada Local 92 or 180, or as a member of the Dock and Shipyard Workers of Local 1611, but you must complete the Registration Form to complete the registration process. To become eligible to receive a benefit, in most cases, you must work at least 300 to 350 hours in each of two consecutive years.

Download the Registration Form for LiUNA Local 92 Members (PDF)Download the Registration Form for LiUNA Local 180 Members (PDF)Download the Registration Form for Dock and Shipyard Workers of Local 1611 Members (PDF)

How Much Have You Contributed to Date?

The amount of employer contributions remitted on your behalf does not directly affect your eligibility or pension benefit. What matters is the number of hours you worked under a Labourers of Western Canada Local 92 or 180, or Dock and Shipyard Workers of Local 1611 collective agreement and the hourly contribution rate stipulated in the collective agreement for those hours.

You can find the amount of pension you have earned to date on the annual pension statement mailed to you.

To request a copy or your annual statement, please contact us.

Member Portal
Update your contact information and banking details, check your eligibility for health benefits coverage, and review your hours reported by contributing employers.
Ellement App
Use the Ellement App to learn about your health coverage and submit and review the status of your claims.