General FAQs about the Pension Services Portal (PSP)

This web page provides Pension Plan Administrators (set out under section 8(1) of the Pension Benefits Act) [New Window], and/or their delegated third parties/agents, with answers to general questions related to the PSP.   New FAQs may be added in the future.

 

 
Q1. What is the PSP?
 
A1. The PSP is a secure web portal where Pension Plan Administrators and/or their delegated third parties/agents electronically submit the following:
 
  • Amendments
  • Filings
  • Filing extension requests
  • Re-filing requests
Additional services may be offered in the future.  –03/2013
 
 
Q2. Where can I find a link to the PSP?  

A2.
Find the direct link to the Pension Services Portal on FSCO’s website, under Key Services. –03/2013
 
 
Q3. Is electronic filing mandatory for filings?

A3. Yes.  Electronic filing through the PSP became mandatory as of January 1, 2013, for the following:
 
  • Annual Information Return (AIR)
  • Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund Assessment Certificate (PBGF)
  • Pension Plan/Fund Financial Statements (FS)
  • Investment Information Summary (IIS)
  • Section 14 Actuarial Valuation Report/Actuarial Information Summary (AVR/AIS)
Paper copies of filings submitted to FSCO will be returned and considered not filed. –03/2013
 
 
Q4. Is it mandatory to request an extension to filing deadlines through the PSP?
 
A4. Yes.  Requests for extensions to filing deadlines through the PSP became mandatory as of October 1, 2014, for the following:
 
  • Annual Information Return (AIR)
  • Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund Assessment Certificate (PBGF)
  • Pension Plan/Fund Financial Statements (FS)
  • Investment Information Summary (IIS)
  • Section 14 Actuarial Valuation Report/Actuarial Information Summary (AVR/AIS)
Requests for extensions to filing deadlines for any other submissions can still be sent through pensioninquiries@fsco.gov.on.ca. –10/2014
 
 
Q5. I had difficulties submitting my filing electronically and it was submitted late. Will I be penalized for filing late?
 
A5. Yes.  You will be penalized for filing late unless you have requested an extension of your filing deadline under section 105 of the Pension Benefits Act, and the Superintendent has granted an extension for that specific filing. For more information, see Filing Extension Requests – Mandatory Electronic Submissions Effective October 1, 2014 –03/2013
 

 
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