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The Basics of BCSSS Search

To enter a query, just type in one or two descriptive words and click on the search button.

The BCSSS search only returns web pages that contain all the words in your query. Refining or narrowing your search is as simple as adding more words to the search terms you have already entered.

Your new query will return a smaller subset of the pages found for your original query.

Choosing Search Terms

For best results, it’s important to choose your search terms carefully. Keep these points in mind:

Try the obvious first. If you’re looking for information on Pension News, enter Pension News rather than Pension.

Use words likely to appear on a page with the information you want. Preserved Benefits gets better results than what should I expect from Preserved Benefits.

Make search terms as specific as possible.

BCSSS searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, all these searches will return the same results:

  • pension news,
  • Pension News, and
  • pEnSioN NeWs

Automatic and Queries

By default, BCSSS search only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include and between terms.

Remember that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results.