Kiersten Amos
Kiersten Amos, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper
Hugh Wright
Hugh Wright, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

On September 10, 2015, Nova Scotia took one more step toward moving Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) from theory to practice in Nova Scotia by seeking public input on draft Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) Regulations and related amendments to the Pension Benefits Regulations. Nova Scotia may see the provisions regarding PRPPs proclaimed in force by early 2016.

PRPPs are a particularly attractive option for small to medium-sized employers – but the extent of the appetite for them remains to be seen. To learn more about PRPPs, the status of PRPPs in Nova Scotia and why they appeal to SMEs, read McInnes Cooper’s Legal Alert: NS Takes One More Step Toward Pooled Registered Pension Plans. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at

McInnes Cooper prepared this article for information; it is not legal advice.  Consult McInnes Cooper before acting on it. McInnes Cooper excludes all liability for anything contained in or any use of this article. © McInnes Cooper, 2015.  All rights reserved.

About the authors:

Hugh Wright lead’s McInnes Cooper’s Pensions & Benefits practice and Chairs the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Pension Management. He regularly advises and represents pension plan sponsors, administrators, employee groups and governments in all areas of pensions and benefits, including pension standards legislation, guidelines, common law requirements, pension governance requirements, and pension issues arising from corporate transactions. You can reach Hugh at

Kiersten Amos is a Pensions & Benefits lawyer. She has commented on draft pension legislation and regulations, and regularly advises and represents clients on pension plan interpretation and compliance issues, employee benefit plans (including in relation to both human rights and benefit entitlement issues), drafts pension plan trust documents, and represents clients in pension litigation and arbitration cases. You can reach Kiersten at