Planning on retiring soon?

Please contact the Plan Office at least three months before your planned retirement date to complete the necessary paperwork and ensure you receive your pension payments on time. This guide, Ready, Set, Retire, will help you understand the steps you need to take to get the process started for a successful retirement.


Your Annual Statement

Members are taking an interest in and planning for their retirement at an earlier age. Whether you plan on retiring within the next year, or not for many years, it’s important to keep up to date with your standing in the pension plan. The best way to do this is to read your annual statement. Your annual pension statement is mailed to you in June every year. The statement provides you with the information we currently have on file and reflects both the funded and unfunded hours reported by your employing company for the previous year. The statement also provides you with your estimated monthly pension at age 65. Statements are generated for both active and deferred members of the plan.

Is the information on your statement, correct?

Please ensure that the information reported on your annual statement is accurate and up to date. If any changes are required such as your address, beneficiary designation or spousal information, please contact us to let us know.

Every year, the pension plan generates annual statements for 60,000 members, but each year almost one-third of those statements are not delivered because we have no address on file for the member or they are returned because the address we have is out of date. If you have not been receiving an annual statement from us each summer, please contact us to check the address we have on file for you. Click here to download an address change card. 

Our pension specialists are here to help

You can reach our pension specialists  to find out about the status of your pension, what your options are when you retire, what to do if you break service in the plan, or how a divorce can affect your pension. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.  If you’re looking for pension forms, you can find them on this page.

Instructional videos

Learn about your pension plan by watching our short, helpful instructional videos. Each video is two to three minutes long and covers topics such as: what it means to be an IWA–Forest Industry Pension Plan member, who the Plan Office is, your pension options, choices you have when applying for your pension, beneficiary coverage options, earning service and breaking service.

MemberConnect, our member portal

We will be gradually inviting members to join MemberConnect, starting with active working members. The gradual rollout will help us monitor and refine the portal so we can better serve you.

No need to call us unless you move, your invitation will be sent directly to you by mail and email.


About your IWA–Forest Industry Pension Plan

Watch this four-minute explainer video to quickly learn everything you need to know about what it means to be an IWA–Forest Industry Pension Plan member, as well as who the Plan Office is. 





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