It's My Future


My defined benefit pension plan ensures that I will have predictable and comfortable income when I retire.

A defined benefit pension means that my pension amount will be guaranteed by a formula, not by how strong the economy happens to be when I retire. I will have a secure and stable income from my retirement day through to the rest of my life.

  • Defined benefit pensions manage market fluctuations now, not when I’m retired.
  • The risks of the plan are shared jointly by teachers and the Government of Alberta.

Myth: You’re going to be getting one of those gold-plated government pensions.
Fact: A teacher with 30 years of service will receive a pension of approximately half of their preretirement income.

View the My Pension My Investment Slideshow.

Your pension is your future (ATA News, September 23, 2014)
Getting past pension envy (ATA News, October 7, 2014)
There's no such thing as free COLA (ATA News, October 21, 2014)
Your pension plan is a great investment (ATA News, November 18, 2014)
A fine balance (ATA News, December 2, 2014)
Your pension plan provides value and security (ATA News, January 13, 2015) 
Teachers earn their pension (ATA News, February 10, 2015)
True value: Your pension is part of your pay (ATA News, March 10, 2015)
Your Alberta Teachers' Pension Plan is a secure investment (ATA News, April 7, 2015)