Federal Government

Waiver of 1% minimum employer contributions on the Registered Plans Directorate

On behalf of our members, ACPM has received a statement of intention from the Department of Finance Canada to recommend an amendment to the Income Tax Regulations (the Regulations) to facilitate the administration of registered pension plans (RPPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ACPM is pleased to communicate this relief to our members and thanks the Department of Finance for assisting Canadian pension plan administrators at this challenging time. Read the letter HERE.

Consultation Responses
Jun. 7, 2021 ACPM-Response-to-Bill-C-253 Super Priority of Pensions Provision
Feb. 1, 2021 ACPM-Submission-to-Department-of-Finance-re-Borrowing-Rules
Jan. 14, 2021 ACPM-Response-Strengthening-Canadians-Retirement-Security
Jan. 6, 2021 ACPM-letter-to-MoF-re-Overpayment-Recovery
Oct. 10, 2019 ACPM-Response-to-Finance-Canada-re-Tax-changes-and-ALDAs-VPLAs
Jan. 21, 2019 ACPM-Submission-Enhancing-Retirement-Security-for-Canadians-Federal-Consultation
Sept. 16, 2016 ACPM-Response-to-Federal-Consultation-30%-Rule
Dec. 15, 2014 ACPM Consultation Response Financial Literacy Phase-2
Dec. 8, 2014 ACPM-Response-to-the-Draft-Capital-Markets-Stability-Act-(CMSA)-Consultation
Oct. 27, 2014 ACPM Submission on Proposed PBSA Regulations
July 15, 2014 ACPM Submission on Financial Literacy, Phase 1
Jun. 23, 2014 ACPM Response to the Department of Finance Canada Target Benefit Plan Consultation Paper
Dec. 8, 2011 ACPM Response to Bill C-25
Federal Bill, C-25 (PRPP), First reading (November 2011)
Aug.12, 2011 ACPM Response to Dept of Finance Tax Consultation Paper
PRPP tax rules consultation document (June 15, 2011)
Mar. 25, 2011 ACPM Response to PRPP Working Group Questionnaire 
Apr. 30, 2010 ACPM Response to Canada Consultation paper on coverage 
Canada Government Consultation paper

Comment Letters
Mar. 31, 2020 ACPM-Comments-to-Finance-re-COVID19-situation
Mar. 4, 2020 ACPM-Letter-re-Pre-retirement-death-waiver-Electronic-communications
May 23, 2019 ACPM-Second-Letter-to-Finance-re-PBSA-change-S17-1
May 2, 2019 ACPM-Letter-to-Finance-re-PBSA-change-S17-1
Feb. 25, 2019 ACPM-Submission-RPP-Annuity-Contracts
Sept.25, 2018 Coalition-Letter-Collective-Longevity-Risk-Pooling-Arrangements
Aug. 22 , 2018 ACPM-Response-Unclaimed-Pension-Balances-Framework
Apr. 11, 2018 ACPM-Letter-to-Finance-re-Bond-Issuance
Mar. 8, 2018 ACPM-Finance-Canada-re-Crown-solvency-reductions
Jun. 30, 2017 ACPM-Submission-to-AcSB-on-Hybrid-Pension-Plans
May 29, 2017 ACPM-Response-to-Regulations-Amending-the-PBSR-1985
Nov. 30, 2016 ACPM-Response-Deposit-Insurance-Review
Nov. 28, 2016 ACPM-Letter-to-Finance-re-Bill-C-27
Sep. 27, 2016 ACPM-Letter-to-Tax-Policy-Branch-Dept-of-Finance
Apr.13, 2016 ACPM-Letter-to-Minister-Morneau-re-ORPP-Federally-Regulated-Employers
Sept. 4, 2015 ACPM-Consultation-Response-re-Voluntary-Supplement-to-CPP
Aug. 31, 2015 ACPM-Letter-re-Multilateral-Agreement-on-PRPPs
Jun. 16, 2014 ACPM Comment Letter on Purchased Annuities (Provincial versions of this letter have also been delivered)
Jan. 30, 2014 ACPM Letter to Department of Finance Canada re GST/HST Treatment of Financial Services
Mar. 28, 2013 ACPM Comment Letter to Minister of National Revenue
Dec. 11, 2012 ACPM Comment Letter to Dept. of Finance Canada re.GST/HST 
Feb. 14, 2012 ACPM Letter to Tax Branch re Revisions to ITA and Regulations
Jan. 25, 2012 ACPM FATCA letter to Minister Flaherty 
Apr. 7, 2011 ACPM Comment Letter on GST/HST on pension plans 
Nov. 30, 2010 ACPM Comment Letter on GST/HST Rebate for Pension Plans 
May 19, 2010 ACPM Responds to Proposal for Preferred Creditor Status 
Jun. 22, 2009 ACPM letter to HRSDC re Proposed Changes to CPP 
Pension Review 
In January 2009, the federal Minister of Finance issued a Consultation Paper: "Strengthening the Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Private Pension Plans Subject to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985".  ACPM participated in the public consultation relating to the Consultation Paper and submitted a response to the Consultation Paper. 

ACPM Brief To The Government of Canada on the Consultation Paper Entitled, "Strengthening the Legislative and Regulatory Framework for the Private Pension Plans Subject to the Pension Benefits Standard Act, 1985", March 2009

ACPM President's, Scott Perkin, presentation at the Department of Finance Consultation Hearing on March 20, 2009