Garnishment, Seizure and Execution

Common law principles and in some instances provincial legislation may prevent the execution and seizure of pension benefits held in a pension fund or in a prescribed retirement savings vehicle. In addition, the Pension Benefits Standards Act 1985 prohibits pension benefits from being charged, assigned or given as security.

Publications

Type Title Reference
Newsletter Garnishment, Seizure and Execution 2009-011
Question If I declare personal bankruptcy, can my pension be seized by my creditors? FAQ
Question Can a creditor force me to use my federal locked-in RRSP to pay off my debts? FAQ