Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers

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This chapter examines the context and features of occupational pension plans in the Canadian public sector and compares these with their private sector counterparts. Relative to the declining importance of registered pension plans in the private sector, pension coverage rates of public sector employees remain high and their pension plans retain traditional characteristics. Yet funding considerations have brought considerable change to public sector employee pensions. These and other challenges are discussed.


The published version of this Working Paper may be found in the 2009 publication: The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems.

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© 2008 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.


Opinions and errors are solely those of the author and not of the institutions with whom the author is affiliated.

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Date Posted: 07 August 2019