Sick Leave of Absence

If you are on an unpaid sick LOA that is less than 24 months in length, you have the option to buyback this period of pensionable service, up to a maximum of 54 weeks (or 52 weeks prior to May 31, 2010). Unless you are receiving Workers Compensation Board (WCB) benefits, you must pay both your share and your employer’s share of the pension contributions missed during the unpaid sick LOA. If you are receiving WCB benefits and wish to maintain your credited service, your employer will be invoiced for their share of contributions.

If you are eligible to receive disability benefits from a specified long-term disability plan, your pension will continue to accrue as if you were still working.

For information about unpaid LOAs and your pension, please see the Leaves of Absence and Your Pension Fact Sheet.

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