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Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

Version of section 17 from 2011-07-01 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Provision respecting vesting

 A pension plan must provide that any member of the plan is entitled, on cessation of membership in the plan,

  • (a) to a deferred pension benefit, based on the member’s period of employment and salary up to the time of cessation of membership, and calculated in a similar manner and payable on the same terms and conditions as the immediate pension benefit — other than that provided by additional voluntary contributions — that the member would have been eligible to receive under the plan if they had attained pensionable age; and

  • (b) to any other benefit or option, based on the member’s period of employment and salary up to the time of cessation of membership, and calculated in a similar manner and payable on the same terms and conditions as the benefit or option to which, if the member had remained a member of the plan until pensionable age, the member would have been entitled under the terms of the plan that are required or permitted by subsections 16(2), (4) and (6) and sections 22 to 25 and 27.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (2nd Supp.), s. 17
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 68(F)
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1805

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