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These employee information sessions provide a general overview of pension benefits, including such subjects as eligibility, entitlement to benefits, family protection, disability, death, relationship breakdown, etc. These sessions are provided to groups of employees at the request of their employer, and generally last for two to three hours. Group size can range from 15 to 250, and may include employees of the government and its related boards, commissions and agencies.

A copy of the 2021 Employee Pension Seminar presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

Please login to your CSSB online account where you can view available seminars. You can access Online Services here.

The Pre-Retirement Seminars are half-day sessions (approximately four hours) designed for employees who are beginning to plan for retirement. They are presented in major centres throughout Manitoba for groups of 15 to 50 people. The focus of these seminars is on pension and insurance benefits offered through the CSSB. Members are encouraged to bring anyone they wish to these meetings, like a spouse, common-law partner, or financial planner.

Pre-Retirement Seminars are held from either 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 2022 Retirement Information booklet that is distributed at the seminars is available.

The 2022 presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

Registration for seminars is available through your Online Services account. Please login to your account where you can view available seminars, register, or cancel your registration. Access Online Services.

A confirmation email will be sent at the time of online registration and a reminder email is sent three days prior to the seminar date.

If you require online assistance, call our office in Winnipeg at 204-946-3200, or Canada Toll-Free at 1-800-432-5134, or email askus@cssb.mb.ca.

Please have the following information ready when calling:

  • Name
  • PIN
  • Home mailing address
  • Spouse / Common-law partner’s name (if applicable)
  • Number attending
  • Daytime phone number
  • Date of seminar
  • A confirmation letter will be sent to you prior to the seminar date.

We are offering live Pre-Retirement Webinars for 2022. An online seminar is a live presentation made available to participants using Zoom video conferencing software. Members who register for an online seminar will be able to view the PowerPoint presentation from their own computer, hear the presenter’s explanations, and have an opportunity to ask questions which could be answered live, providing there is adequate time to do so.

You can view the available seminars and register by logging into your CSSB Online Services account at www.cssb.mypension.ca then go to Register for Group Seminars to choose a date and time that is convenient for you.

Members can meet individually with our staff in Winnipeg and rural areas to discuss pension and insurance benefits. Members are encouraged to bring anyone they wish to these meetings, like a spouse, partner, or financial planner. Meetings in Winnipeg are available by appointment during our regular business hours. Please contact the CSSB office to make an appointment. (Phone 204-946-3200 or email askus@cssb.mb.ca) The schedule of meetings in rural areas is provided below. One-on-one meetings in rural areas are held either from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (1/2 hour sessions). To register, please call the contact name for the session you are interested in attending.

One-on-One Listings

Brandon

Victoria Inn (Salon 1) 3550 Victoria Avenue

Please email or call 204-946-3200 or 1-800-432-5134 if you’d like to arrange a phone meeting.
Dauphin

Super 8 Motel 1457 Main Street South

Please email or call 204-946-3200 or 1-800-432-5134 if you’d like to arrange a phone meeting.
Portage La Prairie

Canad Inns 2401 Saskatchewan Ave. W

Please email or call 204-946-3200 or 1-800-432-5134 if you’d like to arrange a phone meeting.
The Pas

Kikiwak Inn Hwy 10 N

Please email or call 204-946-3200 or 1-800-432-5134 if you’d like to arrange a phone meeting.
Thompson

Best Western Thompson Inn 205 Mystery Lake Road

Please email or call 204-946-3200 or 1-800-432-5134 if you’d like to arrange a phone meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions – Seminars

If you cannot attend a Pre-Retirement Seminar that you have registered for, you can cancel by either:

  1. Signing into your Online Services account, select the Register for Group Seminars option and click on Cancel Registration next to the seminar you registered for, or
  2. Calling the CSSB at 204-946-3200 or Canada Toll Free at 1-800-432-5134.