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Members - Leaving Your Job

What you need to know
  • your membership in the Plan ends when you leave your job
  • when we receive notice of your termination, we will send you a termination package with your options, including any applicable forms
  • depending on your age and pension service in the Plan, you may have a number of options
  • if you have been unvoluntarily terminated without cause and meet certain requirements, you may be eligible for grow-in rights
  • you can pay a lump sum for any outstanding buyback balance or take the reduced pension service
  • your access to your Online Services account ends when we receive your termination notice. When you start to receive your pension, your account is reactivated.
  • We work to handle your service request in a timely manner. See our Service Delivery Standards
How to start the process
  • establish your termination date (with your employer, if applicable
    • your employer must complete the Grow-in Rights Certification form, if you are eligible for grow-in rights
    • inform your employer and OPTrust if you plan to retire
  • complete the Termination of Membership form
  • provide OPTrust with copies of these documents, if they are not in our files
  • review and update your beneficiaries
When to contact us
  • if you are planning to retire
  • change of address, e-mail or other contact information
  • change in marital status
Forms you need to complete
Additional forms, if applicable