It's My Investment


My pension plan uses the power of combined teacher and government contributions to grow my investment while I work.

My pension fund is a secure investment that provides strong returns. Since my pension has a defined benefit, I don't have to worry about whether my investment choices will provide enough for me to retire.

  • For every dollar that I contribute to my pension, I will get 8 back in retirement.
  • Our plan has $10 billion in assets to invest. This scale provides our investors with flexibility and security, allowing them to access more exclusive and higher return investment opportunities.
  • The management costs for my pension fund are about one-fifth of the cost of investing on my own. 

Myth: My brother-in-law is an investor, and he will get me a 10% return every year.
Fact: In 2013/14, the Teacher Pension Plan returned 19.22%; the fifteen year rate of return (including two recessions) is 6.24%.

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)