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To support your final goal of retiring with your LAPP pension, we have some tools and calculators to make things easier for you along the way.

The Onboarding Checklist is a printable document to explain the features of LAPP and the steps new members can take to maximize their future pension from LAPP.

You may be thinking about buying back a period of prior service and would like to see what it might cost, and the Buyback Estimator is here for that.

You'll also find any active buyback proposals available for purchase by logging in to Your Secure Pension Profile at the top right corner of this website and then visiting the Buyback Purchase link.

The LAPP Retirement Checklist is a printable document that you can follow to make sure you don't miss a step when it's time to start receiving your LAPP pension.

The Pension Estimator can help if you're curious about different what if retirement scenarios and how they look in terms of the LAPP pension you might expect.

The Pension Projection Calculator, accessible once you log in to Your Pension Profile at the top right of this website, uses your actual salary and LAPP service to help you project your future pension.

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) are government pensions most Canadians have, and you can use the Government of Canada's Retirement Income Calculator to give you an idea of the amounts you could expect to receive from government pensions in addition to your LAPP pension.

The following kits have been created to provide you with the pension plan information needed at certain stages in your life:

Welcome to LAPP! The following resources will help you understand your pension and help you prepare for retirement — especially if you're new to the Plan or have recently changed employers.

Video: Welcome to LAPP

Watch a member get a surprise visit from the future and learn about some important things to know when you join LAPP.

Video: Your Pension Journey

Join Benny, LAPP’s pension guru, as he takes you on a quick tour of the LAPP website. Learn where you can find everything you'll ever need to know about your pension, no matter where you are in your journey.

Video: Your LAPP Pension: A Piece of the Puzzle

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement! Watch the video to learn about the value of your Plan and how LAPP makes it easy to plan in advance.

Welcome Checklist (PDF)

A handy to-do list for when you join LAPP.

LAPP At-a-Glance (PDF)

A quick reference guide about your pension.

Member Handbook (PDF)

A downloadable version of the LAPP Member Handbook, which overviews how your Plan works.

Are you preparing to retire? The following resources will help you make informed decisions about your employee pension and ensure you make the best decision for your (and any pension partner's or beneficiary's) future.

Fast Track: Pension Options

We created a Fast Track video series to help you understand your pension options. Start with the Pension Options video and continue with the Single Lifetime and Joint Lifetime videos to continue learning:

Fast Track: Single Lifetime Pension Options

Fast Track: Joint Lifetime Pension Options

Retirement Checklist

Keep track of the steps to retirement with this simple checklist.

What to Expect in Retirement

The LAPP website is full of information to help you prepare for retirement, including:

Pension payment dates

Will my pension amount ever change?

Income tax considerations


If you stop participating in LAPP, whether due to a career change or moving to a job that doesn't include LAPP membership, you have choices available for what to do with your LAPP benefits. We’ve compiled some resources to guide you through this life change.

Fast Track Video: Remember to Breathe

Watch this Fast Track video to see Sarah work through next steps after her job layoff.

Termination Checklist

A quick reference guide to understanding your Termination Statement.

What to Read

The LAPP website is full of information that can help you make the best long-term decision for you about your pension, including:

Changes in Your Work Life

Start here to read more about your options when Leaving the Plan.

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Your Pension Profile allows you to view your information, send documents, and request assistance and more via Secure Messages!


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Discover information and tools to help you understand and manage your LAPP pension through every step of your career.


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Read all about the governance, oversight, and operational functions that ensure your LAPP pension is on track.