Enrolling in the pension plan

Learn how enrolment rules apply to you.


Employees for whom enrolment is mandatory include:

  • Regular full-time and part-time employees
  • Casual and auxiliary employees who, in any calendar year, earn more than 50 per cent of the year’s maximum pensionable earnings  
  • Assistant deputy ministers and associate deputy ministers
  • People who must enrol in the plan as the result of an enactment or Order-in-Council
  • Plan members who retire but return to work for a plan employer before receiving their first pension payment

Your employer will automatically enrol you in the pension plan as soon as you are eligible, such as after completing a probationary period. Once you are enrolled in the plan, you will contribute to your pension each pay period until you stop working for your employer.

Optional enrolment

If you do not fall into the employee groups listed above, ask your employer about your enrolment status and if you are eligible to enrol in the plan.

If you are eligible to enrol in the plan, you will become a plan member and contribute to your pension each pay period until you stop working for a plan employer.

If you are eligible but decide not to enrol in the plan, you must sign a waiver form to opt out of the plan.