Applying for Retirement

Generally, you should apply for retirement at least six months before your planned retirement date to allow time for the completion and collection of all documents required.

Send your request for a retirement package in writing to the STRP by mail or fax it to 306-955-1157.

Your retirement package will include a formal pension estimate with options for the payment of your monthly retirement benefit, an application form and several other forms for you to complete and return to the STRP.  You will also need to provide the following documentation:

  • A notarized copy of your birth certificate.
  • A notarized copy of your spouse’s birth certificate, if applicable.
  • A copy of the letter from your employing school board accepting your resignation and indicating the effective date.

A notarized copy is a copy that has been signed and certified by a Notary Public with a statement declaring that it is a true copy of the original document.

Submitting Your Application Form

Your completed application form and all required forms and documents should be submitted to the STRP at least two months before your planned retirement date to allow sufficient time to process your application.

If you elect to retire before you are eligible for an unreduced pension, your retirement date will be the later of the date you are eligible to retire and the first day of the month following the date in which your complete retirement application is received by the STRP. 

For more information to help you navigate the retirement process, visit Planning for Retirement.