Employment Service

Employment service refers to the uninterrupted period of employment from your first date of hire by one or more Participating Employers. Employment service is used to determine your pension eligibility and includes eligible periods of paid and unpaid leaves of absence (LOAs), sick LOAs when in receipt of benefits from a specified long-term disability plan, and service transferred in from another registered pension plan. The missed period of pensionable service taken during unpaid LOA/layoffs cannot exceed 54 weeks in duration (or 52 weeks prior to May 31, 2010). 

Employment service is considered when determining your eligibility for pension benefits (for example, your Magic 80 Date).

Note: If you are a casual employee, employment service begins on the first day of paid employment.

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