Pension and Benefits Law Bulletin: CAPSA Guideline no. 8 - Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline


On March 28, 2014, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) released new Guideline #8 “Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline” to clarify certain best practices for defined contribution (DC) pension plan administrators.[1] This new guideline is intended to supplement, and not replace, the requirements set out in CAPSA Guideline #3 “Guidelines for Capital Accumulation Plans”.  Although CAPSA Guidelines are not law, they provide pension plan administrators with a useful standard of best practices.