It's My Pension


I contribute a portion of my earnings each month into the plan now to fund my retirement later.

I pay into my pension to ensure that I have a secure retirement. My pension is part of the compensation I receive for my professional service as a teacher.

  • Teachers and the Government of Alberta pay for the plan together, govern it together and share the responsibility and liabilities of the plan.
  • By taking some of their compensation as pension contributions, teachers have agreed to defer part of their earnings until retirement.
  • Actuarial studies determine how much money needs to go into the plan now to fund retirements later.

Question: Why should taxpayers pay for teachers’ pensions when so many of them don’t have one?
Answer: Pensions are a great way to ensure retirement security—everyone should have one. I pay as much into my pension as government does. Their contributions are my deferred salary and have been fairly negotiated.

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)