Life After Retirement

Retiring from an active working stage of life, with all its pressures and deadlines, to a stage of life when you can do want you want when you want it is not always as easy as it sounds! Retirement can be challenging and stressful.

BCIT's commitment to you is to make the transition as easy as possible and try to provide you with the information and support that will make your preparation and planning as smooth as possible.

Retiree's association

Retired BCIT employees are eligible for membership in the BCIT Retiree's Association.

The objectives of the association are:

Check out the BCIT Retiree's Association for more information. Municipal Pension Plan retirees can also check out the Municipal Pension Retirees' Association.

Lifestyle resources

Canadians approaching retirement represent a cross section of people with diverse and distinctive perceptions, expectations and aspirations about this next "life-stage". Whatever your interests are, you will quickly discover that life after retirement is busier than when you were working.

Whether you plan to travel, to go back to school, to start a second career or to pursue a hobby, there are resources available to you.

Groups, social networks and organizations

There are a variety of local, national and online organizations that you can join. Membership often includes discounts on travel, insurance, cultural attractions, entertainment and much more.

Websites and articles

Getting to know what information is available to you, and where it is, can be challenging. To help you get started, we've provided links to some reputable sites and articles.

Websites

Articles

Travel

One of the perks of retirement is that many travel agencies, airlines, hotels and associations offer travel discounts for people over 50. Below are a few links to get you started on your journey!