According to the redemption criteria for retirement, from the time you are 50 years of age or older and stop working in order to retire, you can submit a redemption request for the shares you hold.
You must be at least 50 years of age, have contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for at least one year and have stopped working within three months of the request
your estimated earned income for the 12-month period following retirement may not exceed 25% of the maximum pensionable earnings set for the year of the request under the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan.
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ form containing a section “Shareholder’s Solemn Declaration” stating that the shareholder’s estimated earned income for the 12 months following the day of the application does not exceed 25% of the maximum pensionable earnings set for the year of the application under the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan.
proof that the shareholder contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for at least one year. This proof may be made by one of the documents mentioned below, provided that the periods worked for the year of the request are at least for one year, or through a statement of participation in the Québec Pension Plan
If the shareholder has permanently stopped working:
for an employee, provide a copy of the latest record of employment or a declaration from the employer confirming the end of employment
for a self-employed worker, provide a confirmation of termination of activities, such as a copy of the Notice of Striking Off of the business, a copy of an Amending Notice applicable to professional insurance or a copy of the termination of the contracts
for an owner of a business, provide a copy of a document stating the closure of the business, such as a Notice of dissolution, an Amending Declaration, a Deed of sale
If the shareholder has not terminated his or her employment relationship yet but has ceased working:
a copy of one of the following documents:
- employer’s declaration that the shareholder has taken preretirement leave;
- employer’s declaration that the shareholder is on disability leave with wage insurance, the benefits of which do not exceed 25% of the maximum pensionable earnings under the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan.
All shares held for at least 730 days.