Benefit security is the CAAT Plan’s main priority and a key area of focus for the Plan’s governors. Building reserves and diversifying Plan membership are some of the ways the Plan manages risk to stay strong and relevant for current and future members. The introduction of DBplus, the Plan’s second plan design approved in 2018, is one way CAAT is evolving to meet the needs of a changing workforce.
Your Annual Statement is a powerful resource that can help you plan for retirement. Your personalized statement displays the pension you earned in the CAAT Pension Plan up to December 31 of the previous year.
If you work part time or on contract, you are earning your pension under the DBplus design as of January 1, 2019. Starting in April, you have the option to make a pension purchase to increase your income in retirement.
Employers and employees have an equal voice in the Plan’s decisions through their representatives on the Board of Trustees and the Sponsors’ Committee. This governance structure balances different perspectives and interests. It also promotes collegiality and a collective focus on the long-term security of the Plan. For these reasons, joint governance is one of the Plan’s key strengths.
Did you know? The CAAT Pension Plan offers a variety of pension sessions to suit the needs of all members. Along with our website, Member Handbooks, and your Annual Statements, pension sessions give members another way to learn about their pensions, and a unique opportunity to get answers to their questions directly from pension professionals.
Findings from the latest annual surveys of active and retired members show that members continue to value their pensions highly and hold trust in the Plan’s expertise and joint governance.
(Toronto: March 7, 2019) The CAAT Pension Plan stands 120% funded on a going-concern basis, with a funding reserve of $2.6 billion, based on its latest actuarial valuation as at January 1, 2019.
On February 19, the CAAT Pension Plan’s main telephone line (416-673-9000 / 1-866-350-2228) will be updated...
Read the Retired Member Newsletter for January 2020
We value your opinion!
We are pleased to report on the findings of our annual surveys of retired and active members that finished in early September. More than 2,800 retired members responded – a 28% increase over last year. Thank you to all who took part. Read more…