All of the forms mentioned in this section are in PDF format, which means that you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to view and print them. To obtain copies of these forms in a format designed to meet the needs of the visually impaired, please contact the (Pension Centre). Government of Canada Pension Centre
In order to buy back service you must complete the following form, keep a copy for your records and send the original by registered mail to the address indicated on the form.
Service Buyback Form PWGSC-TPSGC 3006
To complete the Service Buyback Form, you must enter your name, Personal Record Identifier (PRI), date of birth, gender, home address, phone number, email address, the period(s) you wish to buy back, the method and required amount of payments. You must also sign and date the form.
If you are making a "normal" buyback, you must complete, sign and forward the form to the address indicated within one year of the date the Notification of Plan Membership (PWGSC-TPSGC 2018) was issued.
If you are making a "late" buyback, you must forward the completed form to the address indicated within one month of the date you signed the buyback form in order for it to be valid.
Please refer to Costing for information on how the cost of a service buyback is calculated.
If the service buyback is for the balance of service not purchased under a Pension Transfer Agreement (PTA), please clearly indicate this on the form. You must forward the completed form within six months of notification of the cost to purchase the service not credited by the transfer.
A buyback for the balance of PTA service made after this deadline must be forwarded within 30 days of signing. For further details refer to Service not credited by the PTA.
In order to surrender your Canadian Forces or Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension, you must complete the following form, keep a copy for your records and send the original to the address indicated on the form.
Surrender of Benefits PWGSC-TPSGC 2092
Please note that a different form is required if you wish to buy back prior federal public service for which you received a Transfer Value. You must complete the following form and forward it to the address indicated on the form.
Service Buyback Form for Transfer Value Service PWGSC-TPSGC 2005
It is important to note that there is a limited period of time within which you must make your option to buy back this service and the cost and method of payment is different. Please consult the for more details. Pension Centre
A valid election to buy back additional pensionable service made under the terms of the public service pension plan is a legally binding agreement that can only be revoked under very exceptional circumstances. You will receive written notification in the form of a Service Buyback Notice (PWGSC-TPSGC 2097) once your request to buy back service has been approved.