Pensions and Benefits
What We Do
The Pension & Benefits unit provides OPSEU members and staff with valuable information on various benefit programs and pension entitlements, including government sponsored benefits. A large portion of our work centres on advocating for entitlements for members with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), or insurance companies, for members who have had their benefits denied or terminated.
OPSEU is a sponsor of several jointly sponsored pensions plans: College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), OPSEU Pension Trust, Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan, Ontario Municipality Employees Retirement System (OMERS) and Pension Plan for Employees of Pathways to Independence. Find out more…
CPP Fact Sheets
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) Appeals
Unit staff assigned to the WSIB portfolio assist both members and staff in understanding the rules and policies around WSIB and are available to assist in several areas, from answering simple questions to representing OPSEU members at both the WSIB and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).
If the WSIB denies or terminates your claim and you do not agree with the decision, you have the right to appeal. There are definite appeal time limits that need to be met according to the issue under dispute. Failure to meet the appeal deadlines will prevent you from proceeding with your appeal. Below are fact sheets that provide more information about the appeal process.