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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. R-11)

Act current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

PART ISuperannuation

Eligibility for Benefits

Marginal note:Eligibility

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, an annuity or other benefit specified in this Act shall be paid to or in respect of every person who, being required to contribute to the Superannuation Account or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund in accordance with this Part, ceases to be a member of the Force or dies, which annuity or other benefit shall, subject to this Part, be based on the number of years of pensionable service to the credit of that person.

  • Marginal note:Superannuation Account

    (2) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Account established in the accounts of Canada pursuant to the former Act is hereby continued under the name of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-11, s. 4
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 170

Contributions

Marginal note:Contribution rates — 2013 and later

  •  (1) A member of the Force is required to contribute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund, in respect of every portion of the period beginning on January 1, 2013, by reservation from pay or otherwise, at the contribution rates determined by the Treasury Board in respect of that portion on the joint recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Contribution rates — 35 years of service

    (2) A person who has to his or her credit, on or after January 1, 2013, a period of pensionable service — or a period of pensionable service and other pensionable service — totalling at least 35 years is not required to contribute under subsection (1) but is required to contribute, by reservation from pay or otherwise, to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund, in respect of the period beginning on the later of January 1, 2013 and the day on which the person has to his or her credit those 35 years, in addition to any other amount required under this Act, at the rates determined by the Treasury Board on the joint recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Limitation — determination of contribution rate

    (3) In determining the contribution rates for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the rates must not exceed the rates paid under section 5 of the Public Service Superannuation Act by Group 1 contributors described in subsection 12(0.1) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Other pensionable service

    (4) For the purpose of subsection (2), other pensionable service means years of service giving rise to a superannuation or pension benefit of a kind specified in the regulations that is payable

  • Marginal note:Contributions not required

    (5) Despite anything in this Part, no person shall, in respect of any period of his or her service on or after December 15, 1994, make a contribution under this Part in respect of any portion of his or her annual rate of pay that is in excess of the annual rate of pay that is fixed by or determined in the manner prescribed by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (6) A member of the Force who is engaged to work on average fewer than a number of hours per week or days per year prescribed in the regulations shall not contribute under this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-11, s. 5
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 61
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 171
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 505

Pensionable Service

Marginal note:Pensionable service

 Subject to this Part, the following service may be counted by a contributor as pensionable service for the purposes of this Part:

  • (a) non-elective service, comprising,

    • (i) in the case of a contributor who, immediately before April 1, 1960, was a contributor under Part V of the former Act, any period of service that he would have been entitled to count for the purpose of computing any pension, allowance or gratuity under that Part had he, at that time, retired from the Force, except any such period for which he elected under that Part to pay, and

    • (ii) in the case of any contributor,

      • (A) any period during which he or she was required by subsections 5(1) and (2), as they read on December 31, 2012, to contribute to the Superannuation Account or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund, and any period during which he or she is required by subsection 5(1) to contribute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund,

      • (B) any period of service that may be counted by him as pensionable service pursuant to section 23, and

      • (C) any period of service that may be counted by that contributor as pensionable service under subsection 24.1(9); and

  • (b) elective service, comprising,

    • (i) in the case of a contributor who, immediately before April 1, 1960, was a contributor under Part V of the former Act,

      • (A) any period of service for which he elected under that Part to pay, and

      • (B) any period of service for which he might have elected, under the provisions of that Part in force immediately before April 1, 1960, to pay, if he elects, within the time prescribed by those provisions, to pay for that service, and

    • (ii) in the case of any contributor,

      • (A) any period of service as a member of a police force of a province or municipality with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement under section 20 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, that, in accordance with the regulations, may be counted by him as pensionable service for the purpose of this Part, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (B) any period of service on active service in the navy, army or air forces of His Majesty during World War I or World War II, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (C) any period of service in the Canadian Army Special Force established by Order in Council P.C. 3860 of August 7, 1950 made under the National Defence Act, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (D) any period of service in the regular force, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (E) any continuous period of full-time service of six months or more in the Canadian Forces other than the regular force or in the navy, army or air forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada other than the regular force, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (F) any period of service as a member of the Force for which he was not required to contribute under the former Act, if he elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (G) any period of service during which he was employed in the public service on a full-time basis and was in receipt of salary, if he or she elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service, and any period of service with any board, commission, corporation or portion of the federal public administration that is added to Schedule I to the Public Service Superannuation Act after April 1, 1960, during which he or she was employed on a full-time basis and was in receipt of salary, if he or she elects, within one year of such addition, to pay for that service,

      • (H) any period of service that may be counted by him as pensionable service pursuant to section 24 of this Act or section 18 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, chapter R-11 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970,

      • (I) any period of service in respect of which the contributor was entitled to be paid or was granted a return of contributions or other lump sum payment, other than a transfer value or a commuted value, under this Part or under Part V of the former Act, if the contributor elects, within one year after subsequently becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (J) any period of service described in this paragraph for which he might have elected, under this Part, Part V of the former Act, the Civil Service Superannuation Act, chapter 50 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1952, the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act or any order in council made under The Canadian Forces Act, 1950, as amended by the Canadian Forces Act, 1954, to pay, but for which he failed so to elect within the time prescribed therefor, if he elects, at any time before he ceases to be a member of the Force, to pay for that service,

      • (K) any period of service in respect of which the contributor makes an election under subsection 6.1(1), if the contributor elects, at any time before the contributor ceases to be a member of the Force, to pay for that service,

      • (L) any period of service of a kind described in the regulations if the contributor elects within the time specified, and in the manner specified, in the regulations to pay for that service,

      • (M) any period of service in the Public Service, after December 31, 1980 and before the day on which this clause comes into force, during which he or she was engaged to work on average at least a number of hours per week or days per year prescribed in the regulations, if the contributor was a contributor immediately before the day on which this clause comes into force and the contributor elects, within one year after that day, to pay for that service,

      • (N) any period of service in the Public Service, after December 31, 1980, during which he or she was engaged to work on average at least a number of hours per week or days per year prescribed in the regulations, if he or she elects, within one year of becoming a contributor under this Part, to pay for that service,

      • (O) subject to the regulations, any period of service in respect of which payment of a commuted value or a transfer value, as the case may be, to a contributor has been effected in accordance with section 12.1 of this Act, section 22 of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act or section 13.01 of the Public Service Superannuation Act, if the contributor elects, in accordance with the regulations, to pay for that service, and

      • (P) subject to the regulations, any period of service in respect of which a payment has been made in respect of the contributor pursuant to an agreement entered into under subsection 24.1(2), if the contributor elects, in accordance with the regulations, to pay for that service.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-11, s. 6
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 62
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 172
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 218(E), c. 26, ss. 44, 56
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 506
 
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