Employment Service

Employment service refers to the uninterrupted period of employment from your first date of paid employment with one or more Participating Employers. Your employment service is used to determine your eligibility for pension 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) for it to be considered Employment Service. 

If you have not worked for 24 months and no contributions were remitted to the Plan, your Plan membership will be terminated in accordance with The Pension Benefits Act of Manitoba. Pension Plan termination options will be sent to you. Employment service will not be granted for any unpaid periods of employment before your termination date.

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


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