Information on Days of Work
You can work up to 50 days in a school year without affecting your pension. This limit is set by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and Ontario government, co-sponsors of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Here’s what you need to know as you get closer to the 50-day re-employment limit.
It’s up to you to track the number of days you work. Your employer will report your service to us, but it’s ultimately up to you to keep track.
Re-employment rules may apply, even if you don’t get paid for your work. If you’re unsure if the work you’re doing counts towards your re-employment limit, contact us.
If you reach the 50-day limit, you can work until the end of the month in which you exceed the limit.
Let’s say your 50th day fell on the last working day in January, and you worked again in February. Then you exceeded the limit in February and can work until the end of February without affecting your pension.
If you continue to work after the month in which you exceed the limit (March in the example above), call us. We’ll suspend your pension until either you stop working, or when the next school year starts.
If you continue to work and continue to collect your pension, we’ll collect the overpayment, plus interest.
Already know you’ll go over the limit?
Please contact us so we can pre-arrange your pension suspension. You can call us at 1 (800) 668-0105, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.