If your UK pension plan is recognized as a company pension plan in Canada, when you transfer it to a special type of RRSP in Canada you will receive what amounts to a one-time increase in the RRSP contribution limits.  You declare the amount transferred as income on your Canadian tax return and then take a deduction for the contribution to the RRSP. The net result is no tax while the funds remain in the RRSP and you can continue to make annual RRSP contributions in accordance with the government rules.

Give us a call or e-mail and we would be happy to explore if you are eligible to transfer a UK pension and whether or not it makes sense for you.

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You might need advice before you are allowed to transfer a UK Defined Benefit pension plan.

To protect you from fraud the UK’s tax authority – HMRC – will not allow trustees to transfer a DB pension with a value of £30,000 or more without the advice of a consultant regulated by the FCA.
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When your pension plan starts paying out, the amounts received will be taxable in Canada whether you leave the pension in the UK or have it transferred to Canada.

If you transfer your UK pension to Canada, it may qualify to go into a special type of RRSP. There is no tax on the lump sum transfer and you would only pay tax when you take some money out.