Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. B-3)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2013-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Security for unpaid amounts re prescribed pensions plan — receivership
  •  (1) If a person who is subject to a receivership is an employer who participated or participates in a prescribed pension plan for the benefit of the person’s employees, the following amounts that are unpaid immediately before the first day on which there was a receiver in relation to the person are secured by security on all the person’s assets:

    • (a) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that were deducted from the employees’ remuneration for payment to the fund;

    • (b) if the prescribed pension plan is regulated by an Act of Parliament,

      • (i) an amount equal to the normal cost, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, that was required to be paid by the employer to the fund, and

      • (ii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that were required to be paid by the employer to the fund under a defined contribution provision, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985,

      • (iii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that were required to be paid by the employer to the administrator of a pooled registered pension plan, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act; and

    • (c) in the case of any other prescribed pension plan,

      • (i) an amount equal to the amount that would be the normal cost, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, that the employer would be required to pay to the fund if the prescribed plan were regulated by an Act of Parliament,

      • (ii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that would have been required to be paid by the employer to the fund under a defined contribution provision, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, if the prescribed plan were regulated by an Act of Parliament, and

      • (iii) an amount equal to the sum of all amounts that would have been required to be paid by the employer in respect of a prescribed plan, if it were regulated by the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act.

  • Marginal note:Rank of security

    (2) A security under this section ranks above every other claim, right, charge or security against the person’s assets, regardless of when that other claim, right, charge or security arose, except rights under sections 81.1 and 81.2 and securities under sections 81.3 and 81.4.

  • Marginal note:Liability of receiver

    (3) If the receiver disposes of assets covered by the security, the receiver is liable for the amounts referred to in subsection (1) to the extent of the amount realized on the disposition of the assets, and is subrogated in and to all rights of the fund established for the purpose of the pension plan in respect of those amounts.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (4) The following definitions apply in this section.

    “person who is subject to a receivership”

    « personne faisant l’objet d’une mise sous séquestre »

    “person who is subject to a receivership” means a person any of whose property is in the possession or under the control of a receiver.

    “receiver”

    « séquestre »

    “receiver” means a receiver within the meaning of subsection 243(2) or an interim receiver appointed under subsection 46(1), 47(1) or 47.1(1).

  • 2005, c. 47, s. 67;
  • 2007, c. 36, s. 39;
  • 2012, c. 16, s. 81.