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Learn more about the work force adjustment process and find answers to some of the questions you have about a particular work force adjustment situation by visiting the Work Force Adjustment - Policies and Publications page on the Treasury Board Secretariat Web site.

If you are covered by a Work Force Adjustment Agreement or Directive and you retire, you may be eligible for a waiver of the normal pension reduction if the deputy head or his or her delegate certifies that all of the following conditions are met:

  • You are an employee whose services will no longer be required because of a work force adjustment situation, and you have not received a guarantee of a reasonable job offer or a reasonable job offer;
  • You are between the age of 55 and 59 and have been employed in the public service for at least 10 years on the date you cease employment;
  • You have not received an educational allowance.

A waiver is the removal of the normal reduction to an annual allowance that is applied because the individual, at termination, did not meet the age and service thresholds to receive an immediate annuity. This reduction would normally be five percent (5%) for every year that the individual's pensionable service credit is less than thirty years or the age is less than 60 years.

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If you are in a work force adjustment situation, your department must assign a counsellor to work with you throughout the process.   Please contact your employing department.

If you have pension-related questions after you have consulted this information please contact the Government of Canada Pension Centre.

Please Note: Due to an increase in Pension Centre call volumes wait times may temporarily be affected.