University Pension Plan (UPP)

University administrations, faculty associations, unions and other staff groups at University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University have been working diligently to develop a new pension plan that would cover employees at all three universities: the University Pension Plan (UPP). Once established, the jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) will be open to other Ontario universities joining.  This new University Pension Plan, would be a multi-employer JSPP, a contributory defined benefit plan in which the employers and pension plan members share responsibility for plan governance and funding.

More information about this new plan can be found by clicking on the links below and also on the University Pension Plan Ontario website.  If you have any questions, please email the university at

UPP Joint Communication

UPP Updates

UPP Fact Sheet

Summary of Key Features of the Proposed UPP

Frequently Asked Questions