Building a bright future.

University Pension Plan (UPP) is a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) and the first of its kind in Ontario’s university sector.

A secure future for our members and generations of university employees to come.

We’re proud to join other globally-recognized Ontario JSPPs in building a secure future for our members while helping to strengthen the future of our defined benefit pension plan for generations of university employees to come. We are here to protect the stability of our members’ pensions, provide excellence in member service, invest responsibly, and – importantly – as a JSPP, give our members a voice in their plan. That’s our pension promise.

July 1, 2021 marked our ‘Day One’ and the beginning of our journey to bring UPP’s vision to life. We are ready to step into our role and excited for the road of opportunities ahead.

Our origin


A decade in the making, UPP now connects thousands of members across the province in a common goal to enhance retirement security for Ontario universities.


20000 +

We administer a lifetime defined benefit pension plan to our eligible members and their survivors. Find out more about the new UPP plan, and if you’re a member, join the conversation.


$ 1 billion +
in assets under management

Our investment program has one goal: to earn the best risk-adjusted returns possible, to deliver a sustainable pension promise to our members.

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