CBC Pension Plan

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Pension Plan (“CBC Pension Plan”) was established by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) effective September 1, 1961, pursuant to provisions of the Broadcasting Act. The CBC Pension Plan is primarily a contributory defined benefit pension plan covering the majority of employees of CBC/Radio-Canada. The CBC Pension Plan is federally regulated and governed by the provisions of the Pension Benefits Standards Act and its Regulations thereof.

The primary purpose of the Plan is to provide defined benefits for its members in accordance with the CBC Pension Plan text (and other documents), describing the Plan. The benefits received by its members are financed by the assets (and investment earnings) of the Plan and the contributions of CBC/Radio-Canada and the participating employees. At the end of 2021, the Plan served 19,691 members, of which 38% were active members and 62% were pensioners or deferred members.

CBC/Radio-Canada is the Plan Sponsor and, as such, defines the pension benefits and establishes criteria for membership and entitlement to pension benefits.

CBC/Radio-Canada has transferred the responsibility for administering the CBC Pension Plan to the Board of Trustees through a Trust Deed.

WISE Trust

WISE Trust – Workplace Insurance and Safety Employee Trust – is the defined benefit pension plan for almost 10,000 active, deferred, and retired workplace insurance and safety employees of Ontario. Our mission is to deliver on the defined benefit pension promise to our members now, and into the future. Our core values – integrity, accountability, service excellence, inclusivity, and innovation – help us do what we do by guiding decisions we make and determining the partners we work with so that we can continue to find ways to strengthen the pension promise to our members.

Ontario Pension Board

Ontario Pension Board (OPB) administers Ontario’s Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), a defined benefit pension plan serving approximately 41,000 active members and their employers, as well as more than 43,000 retired and former members. The PSPP is one of Canada’s largest and oldest pension plans, successfully delivering the pension promise since the early 1920s.

University Pension Plan

University Pension Plan is a new jointly sponsored defined benefit pension plan (JSPP) that encompasses the assets and liabilities of existing single employer pension plans at Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto.

At inception, UPP is expected to serve more than 35,500 members and manage assets of roughly $10.7 billion. It will, over time, serve other universities and their eligible employees who wish to join.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) manages $70.3 billion of assets on behalf of its clients. IMCO’s mandate is to provide broader public sector institutions with investment management services, including portfolio construction advice, better access to a diverse range of asset classes and sophisticated risk management capabilities. IMCO is an independent organization, operating at arm’s length from government and guided by a highly experienced and professional Board of Directors.

Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan

The Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan is one of Canada’s largest single employer-sponsored pension plans, with over $27 billion in assets under management as at December 31, 2019, and over 99,000 pension plan members. Canada Post’s vision is for all pension plan members to have a financially secure retirement, and its mission is to prudently administer the Plan for the benefit of its members.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2018, it held CA$309.5 billion in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt.

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) began operations under the Public Sector Pension Plans Act in 2000 to provide investment services to British Columbia’s public sector. We generate the investment returns to help our institutional clients build a financially secure future. With our global outlook we seek investment opportunities that convert savings into productive capital that will meet our clients’ risk and return requirements over time. We offer investment options across a range of asset classes: fixed income; mortgages; public and private equity; real estate; infrastructure; and renewable resources.

We focus on understanding our clients’ different investment needs – whether managing pension funds on behalf of plan trustees, growing capital reserves for insurance funds, or generating income for trust funds.

We invest inline with our clients’ investment frameworks and policies, as well as applicable legislation and regulations. BCI assists with developing strategies that take into account our clients’ investment objective, risk management requirements, and investment beliefs.

We will be the responsible fund manager of choice for the British Columbia public sector, at the forefront of the industry and consistently exceeding the performance and service expectations of our clients.

We are accountable to our clients to provide professional fund management for all asset classes, exercising the highest standards of prudence and fiduciary responsibility. We deliver to our clients the highest return for a given level of risk, at a reasonable cost, while recognizing our responsibility to the broader society through our governance, social, and environmental related activities.


With net assets of almost $25 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan (including OPTrust Select), a defined benefit plan with over 106,000 members.

As a pension delivery organization, we exist to serve our members, active and retired. Ensuring we can pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow is our mission each and every day.