Preparing for Retirement

Management and Professional Staff


Staff considering retirement can obtain pension estimates by accessing the retirement planner available on the UAPP website. In September 2017, the UAPP Retirement Planner was updated. Login information used prior to the update will no longer be needed. Learn how to access UAPP Statements and Retirement Planner.

Staff who are also entitled to benefits from the Public Service Pension Plan through Combined Pensionable Service, can obtain pension estimates from Alberta Pensions Services. Contact information is available at pspp.ca.

Staff members are eligible to retire with an immediate pension from the Universities Academic Pension Plan if they are over 55 and have accumulated two or more years of pensionable service. Written notification to the direct manager must be provided three months prior to the chosen retirement date. A retirement options package will be mailed approximately one to two months prior to the elected retirement date.

Staff who are also entitled to benefits from the Public Service Pension Plan through Combined Pensionable Service, will be provided with an application form for that plan approximately two to three months prior to the elected retirement date.

At retirement, group benefit coverage ceases. However, there are a number of benefits and privileges available to retired staff. Details can be found in the MaPS retirement information document. 

Retirement Party

Preparing for Retirement

The University of Calgary and the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP) offer various resources to assist you when you are thinking about retiring.

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Retirement Checklist

Staff considering retirement from the University of Calgary should review this retirement checklist to ensure their personal preparedness for the stages of retirement.

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Retirement Information

Retiree privileges described under Section 4 in this booklet reflect current policy. They may be changed or rescinded at any time, at the university’s discretion.