Canadian Politics/MP & MPP pensions


How many terms must a MP and MPP serve before they qualify for their pension.  Is it one term or two?

Thank you very much.

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for your question.

MPs must serve at least 6 years and be over 55 before they qualify for their pensions, which means they must win at least 2 elections.

MPPs do not have a pension plan; the Harris government eliminated the plan in the mid-1990s. However, all MPPs contribute to a matching RRSP plan. They are eligible for their contributions upon leaving office and reaching the age of 55.

I hope that helps!


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