The Jamaican High
Commission facilitates the payment of monthly pensions from the Accountant
General’s Department (AGD), to Government of Jamaica pensioners who choose to
receive their pension in Canada.
Eligible persons must apply
directly to the Accountant General’s Department for their payment to be
transferred to the High Commission in Ottawa.
See if you are eligible to receive a pension, or
contact the Pensions Unit at the AGD at:
1-2 King Street
Tel: (876) 922
8320, (876) 750 4962, (876) 750 4964
Toll Free: (888)
are eligible to receive a pension from the Government of Jamaica, kindly
contact the Human Resources Department of the last Government office where you
were employed. You will be advised of the
relevant documents to be submitted for the processing of your pension. The documents
will then be forwarded to the Pensions Branch of the Ministry of Finance and Planning
for processing. That Ministry will
finalize the payment and forward to the Accountant General’s Department to
commence pension payment.
The Jamaican High Commission is not responsible for pensioners receiving
pensions through the National Insurance
On approval of
the Accountant General to transfer payment, pensioners must initially supply
the High Commission with a notarized copy of their valid passport and one
document verifying Canadian legal status.
are made on receipt of a Life Certificate signed and stampedby a Notary Public, Banker, Medical Doctor or Magistrate. The original
Life Certificate must be submitted to the High Commission; faxed and scanned
copies will NOT be accepted.
calculated monthly using the current exchange rate of the Jamaican Dollar
against the Canadian Dollar. Cheques are mailed to the pensioner monthly. The High Commission is unable to facilitate
the deposit of cheques to bank accounts.
of a Pensioner
passing of a pensioner, the next of kin is required to advise the High
Commission in writing and to submit a notarized copy of the Death Certificate. This information will be transmitted to the Accountant
General’s Department by the High Commission.
See information on NIS Retirement Benefits, contact
the Ministry of Labour and Social Security at:
Tel: (876) 922
Toll Fee: (888)
Fax: (876) 924