Marriage or Common-Law Partnership Breakdown

If a marriage or common-law partnership breaks down, the pension benefit that would otherwise be covered by the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (PBSA) is subject instead to the application of provincial property law with respect to the valuation and distribution of that pension benefit. The PBSA would still apply for anything else related to that pension benefit (e.g. minimum standards on vesting rules, transfer options, etc.).


Type Title Reference
Newsletter Marriage Breakdown and Administering Court Orders or Agreements InfoPensions 13
Newsletter​ Marriage Breakdown and the Applicability of the Ontario Family Law Act (Ontario FLA)​ InfoPensions 8​
Newsletter Provincial Property Laws InfoPensions 3