Legislation and regulation

Regulation amendment, June 2020: funding relief and electronic records

Regulation amendment, November 2017: commuted value payout option

Regulation amendment, September 2014: moratorium on solvency funding and Provision for Adverse Deviation (PfAD) Calculator

Previous version of the EPPA

For the act and regulation which were effective up to August 31, 2014, please contact the Queen's Printer:

  • Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) - E-8 RSA 2000
  • Employment Pension Plans Regulation 35/2000

EPPA updates

Issued in 2021

Issued in 2020

  • 20-07: Electronic Beneficiary Designation (PDF, 255 KB) (December 10, 2020)
    On December 9, 2020, Bill 48: Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 (No. 2) received Royal Assent. Bill 48 amends section 71 of the Wills and Succession Act to permit electronic beneficiary designation.
  • 20-06: Online Filing of Documents (PDF, 260 KB) (September 30, 2020)
    Employment Pensions has implemented revisions to its online filing site to allow the online filing of a pension plan’s Audited Financial Statements (AFS), plan texts and amendments, and fundholder documents
  • 20-05: Filing Fee for Pension Plans effective October 1, 2020 (PDF, 295 KB) (September 23, 2020)
    In accordance with Section 153 of the Employment Pension Plans Regulation, the Superintendent of Pensions advises that the annual per member filing fee effective October 1, 2020 will be $2.00.  This was a decrease from the previous year’s fee of $2.50 per member.
  • 20-04: Additional COVID-19 Relief Measures (PDF, 318 KB) (June 24, 2020)
    The Government of Alberta continues to take action to protect the safety, security, and economic interests of Albertans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.
  • 20-03: Additional COVID-19 Relief Measures (PDF, 145 KB) (June 3, 2020)
    The Government of Alberta continues to take action to protect the safety, security, and economic interests of Albertans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.
  • 20-02: Adoption of the 2020 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans (PDF, 144 KB) (June 2, 2020)
    Alberta has signed the 2020 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans.
  • 20-01: COVID-19 Relief Measures (PDF, 144 KB) (April 1, 2020)
    In response to the recent market decline amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Superintendent is announcing a number of relief measures for pension plans registered in Alberta.

Issued in 2019

EPPA updates issued prior to 2019

See the Open Government Portal for all EPPA Updates, beginning in 2000.

 

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Contact

Pension plans registered under the Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA)

Connect with the Office of the Alberta Superintendent of Pensions:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8322 
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Alberta Superintendent of Pensions
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Financial Sector Regulation and Policy
402 Terrace Building
9515 107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2C3

Public sector pensions

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