Program Directors

Kim Ozubko

Senior Counsel, RBC

Jeffrey Sommers

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Eligible for


Pension law and regulation is complex, technical and to the uninitiated, a minefield of potential liability

If you advise on or make decisions on pension issues, it is critical that you are able to navigate this complex area effectively.

Now in its 13th year, the Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law is the most comprehensive pension law program in Canada. You will get a comprehensive and practical grounding in key pension issues enabling you to advise and act with confidence.

Our expert faculty, drawn from across Canada, will give you the tools, strategies and practical insights that you need in your day-to-day work, along with valuable networking contacts.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Over 6 intensive one-day modules, get the practical knowledge and skills you need and drill down on key issues, including:

Overview of the Canadian retirement system

The anatomy of a pension plan

Pension plan funding and investment

Taxation of retirement plans

Defined contribution plans: the CAP guidelines and CAPSA DC plans guidelines

Taxation of pension plans and retirement savings plans

Multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs) – governance, plan design and funding challenges

Labour, employment, human rights and privacy issues in pensions

Pension plan restructuring – bankruptcy and insolvency

Pension plan governance – tools and strategies for managing Board risk

Impact of climate change on pension plan fiduciaries and policy makers

Cross country check-up – comprehensive updates and the latest trends from across Canada

Kendell Wilde

Legal Counsel and Manager of Human Resources, Babcock & Wilcox Canada Corp.

“I am in-house counsel and I have been asked to advise the pension committee with very little background in pension law. This program has provided a great foundation for future learning and development. I would highly recommend it to others involved in pension administration”

Who Should Attend

Pension professionals including plan administrators and managers

Pension lawyers in private practice

In-house counsel

HR professionals who work with pensions

Provincial and Federal pension regulators


Program Directors

Kim Ozubko

Senior Counsel, RBC

Jeffrey Sommers

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP



View the 2022 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. 

Feb 7, 14, 22 & Mar 1, 8 & 22, 2023

$4,195 + TAX


February 7, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 14, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 22, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

March 1, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

March 8, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

March 22, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

Printable Registration Form

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Michael Humphries

Manager, Accounting Services, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

“This entire program has been excellent! As a manager in accounting who primarily advises on plan administration, I will be able to use this information to better advise plan member.”

Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD & accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive33h 5m
Total37h 5m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

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Program content questions

David Thomas, Program Lawyer

Online Technical Requirements

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