Pension and Retirement

Management and Professional Staff

Most Management and Professional Staff participate in the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP). If your position is eligible to participate in the UAPP, you are automatically enrolled from your date of hire.

As part of the online self-service benefits enrolment, you will complete the UAPP Designation of Spouse and Non-Spouse Beneficiary Form for UAPP.

After you print and complete the applicable beneficiary form, return the signed original form as soon as possible to Human Resources - Total Rewards via campus mail. Alternatively, you can email a scanned copy to

Within a month from the date of hire, a welcome email is sent by the UAPP administrator to new pension plan participants. The email details the features of the UAPP website including how to access the Retirement Planner, a secure on-line tool where members can estimate their pension benefits.

In This Section

Benefits at a Glance

These documents provide a general summary of group benefits, pension and other programs offered through employment with the University of Calgary.

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Increasing Pensionable Service

Prior service refers to a period of service with your current or previous employer for which you wish to establish pension credits in the Universities Academic Pension Plan.

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Preparing for Retirement

Various resources, programs, and processes are available to assist you when you are thinking about retiring.

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Pension Benefits at Termination

Within six to eight weeks after your last day of employment, you will be mailed a pension options package from UAPP.

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University of Calgary Retirees Association

The University of Calgary Retirees Association (UCRA) brings retirees together for the betterment of the membership and their families, and to foster ways that members can contribute to the life of the university and society at large. Originally founded in 1992 as the University of Calgary Emeritus Association, the Association was established to serve members, the university, and the public.

The University of Calgary Retirees Association provides a visible and active focus for the history, experience and expertise available to the University of Calgary and the public through retired university employees. The University of Calgary Retirees Association maintains an active relationship with the university, and provides a discussion forum for former colleagues, whose input shapes the further development of the Association.

For additional information regarding the University of Calgary Retirees Association, including how to become a member, subscribing to monthly newsletters, meeting dates, and other membership activities, please visit the University of Calgary Retirees Association or contact