Public Service Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-36)

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-07-31. Previous Versions

Elective Pensionable Service: Amount Required to be Paid

Marginal note:Amount to be paid
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (1.1) and section 8, a contributor who is entitled under this Part to count as pensionable service any period of elective service specified in paragraph 6(1)(b) is required to pay, in respect thereof, the following:

    • (a) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(i)(A), any amount that he would have been required to pay under the Superannuation Act had that Act continued in force;

    • (b) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(i)(B), any amount that he would have been required to pay under the provisions of the Superannuation Act in force immediately prior to January 1, 1954;

    • (c) in respect of the portion referred to in subparagraph 6(1)(b)(ii), such amount as is determined in accordance with the regulations;

    • (d) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(A), an amount determined as follows:

      • (i) in the case of a person who, immediately prior to his enlistment in the forces, was employed in the public service on a full-time basis, an amount equal to the amount that he would have been required to contribute during the period of his service in the forces had he, during that period, been required to contribute in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1) as it read on December 31, 1965, in respect of a salary at the rate authorized to be paid to him on the most recent occasion on which he became a contributor under this Part, together with interest, and

      • (ii) in the case of a person who was not, immediately prior to his enlistment in the forces, employed in the public service on a full-time basis, an amount equal to twice the amount that he would have been required to contribute during the period of his service in the forces had he, during that period, been required to contribute in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1) as it read on December 31, 1965, in respect of a salary at the rate authorized to be paid to him on the most recent occasion on which he became a contributor under this Part, together with interest;

    • (e) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(B), an amount equal to the amount that he or she would have been required to contribute had he or she, during that period, been required to contribute

      • (i) if that period or any portion of it was before 1966, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1) as it read on December 31, 1965, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (ii) if that period or any portion of it was after 1965 but before January 1, 2000, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1), as it reads on December 31, 1999, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (iii) if that period or any portion of it was after 1999 but before January 1, 2004, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1.1), as it read on December 31, 2003, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (iv) if that period or any portion of it was after 2003 but before January 1, 2013, in the manner and at the rates determined under subsection 5(1.2), as it read on December 31, 2012, in respect of that period or portion, and

      • (v) if that period or any portion of it was after 2012, in the manner set out in subsection 5(2) and at the rates determined by the Treasury Board under that subsection, in respect of that period or portion,

      in respect of a salary at the rate authorized to be paid to him or her on the most recent occasion on which he or she became a contributor under this Part, together with interest;

    • (f) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(C), (D), (E), (F) or (J), an amount equal to twice the amount that he or she would have been required to contribute had he or she, during that period, been required to contribute

      • (i) if that period or any portion of it was before 1966, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1) as it read on December 31, 1965, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (ii) if that period or any portion of it was after 1965 but before January 1, 2000, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1), as it reads on December 31, 1999, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (iii) if that period or any portion of it was after 1999 but before January 1, 2004, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1.1), as it read on December 31, 2003, in respect of that period or portion,

      • (iv) if that period or any portion of it was after 2003 but before January 1, 2013, in the manner and at the rates determined under subsection 5(1.2), as it read on December 31, 2012, in respect of that period or portion, and

      • (v) if that period or any portion of it was after 2012, in the manner set out in subsection 5(2) and at the rates determined by the Treasury Board under that subsection, in respect of that period or portion,

      in respect of a salary at the rate authorized to be paid to him or her on the most recent occasion on which he or she became a contributor under this Part, together with interest;

    • (g) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(G), such amount as is required by subsection 39(2) to be paid by him therefor;

    • (h) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(H), an amount as specified in paragraph (e);

    • (i) notwithstanding anything in paragraphs (a) to (h), in respect of any period described in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(I), an amount equal to the amount that he would have been required to contribute if he had elected under this Part, within the time prescribed for the making of the election, to pay for that period, and if during that period the rate of the salary authorized to be paid to him had been equal to the rate of salary authorized to be paid to him on the most recent occasion on which he became a contributor under this Part, together with interest;

    • (j) notwithstanding anything in this subsection, in respect of any period described in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(K), an amount equal to the amount that he would have been required to pay if, not having been a contributor under Part I of the Superannuation Act immediately prior to January 1, 1954, he had elected under this Part, within the time prescribed for the making of the election, to pay for that period, and if during that period the rate of salary authorized to be paid to him had been equal to the rate of salary so authorized at the time when he made the election, together with interest; and

    • (k) in respect of any period specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(I.1), (L), (M) or (N), such amount as is determined in accordance with the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Amount to be paid in certain cases

    (1.1) Subject to section 8, a contributor who is entitled under this Part to count as pensionable service any period of elective service specified in clause 6(1)(b)(iii)(A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (I), (J) or (K) is required to pay, in respect thereof and in lieu of any amount required under subsection (1), such amount as is determined in accordance with the regulations if

    • (a) that period of service consists of or includes service during which the contributor was employed in the public service as a part-time employee; or

    • (b) that period of service consists of or includes service of the contributor during which the contributor was employed in the public service on a full-time basis and the contributor is employed in the public service as a part-time employee at the time the contributor elects to pay for that service.

  • Definition of “interest”

    (2) In this section, unless otherwise specified, “interest” means simple interest at four per cent per annum from the middle of the fiscal year in which the contributions would have been made, had the contributor been required to make those contributions during the period for which he elects to pay, until the first day of the month in which the election is made.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-36, s. 7;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 5;
  • 1996, c. 18, s. 23;
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 60;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 225(E);
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 478.