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Canada Pension Plan

Version of section 3 from 2005-10-05 to 2013-02-28:


Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    province providing a comprehensive pension plan

    province instituant un régime général de pensions

    province providing a comprehensive pension plan means a province prescribed by a regulation made on the recommendation of the Minister of Social Development for the purposes of this Act as a province

    • (a) the government of which has, on or before May 3, 1965, signified the intention of that province to provide for the establishment and operation in that province, in lieu of the operation therein of this Act, of a plan of old age pensions and supplementary benefits providing for the making of contributions thereunder commencing with the year 1966 and providing for the payment of benefits thereunder comparable to those provided by this Act, or

    • (b) the government of which has, at any time after May 3, 1965, given notice in writing to the Minister of Social Development of the intention of that province to provide

      • (i) for the establishment and operation in that province, in lieu of the operation therein of this Act, of a plan of old age pensions and supplementary benefits providing for the making of contributions thereunder commencing with the third year following the year in which the notice was given and providing for the payment of benefits thereunder comparable to those then provided by this Act or by any provincial pension plan other than that plan, and

      • (ii) for the assumption under that plan of all obligations and liabilities accrued or accruing to the first day of that third year with respect to the payment of benefits under this Act attributable to contributions made under this Act in respect of employment in that province or in respect of self-employed earnings of persons resident in that province; (province instituant un régime général de pensions)

    provincial pension plan

    régime provincial de pensions

    provincial pension plan means a plan of old age pensions and supplementary benefits for the establishment and operation of which provision has been made as described in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition province providing a comprehensive pension plan under a law of a province providing a comprehensive pension plan. (régime provincial de pensions)

  • Marginal note:Prescription of province after notice given

    (2) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), where, not later than twelve months before the first day of the third year following the year in which notice in writing as described in paragraph (b) of the definition province providing a comprehensive pension plan in subsection (1) was given to the Minister of Social Development by the government of a province, the legislature of the province has provided by law for the establishment and operation in that province of a plan of old age pensions and supplementary benefits as described in that paragraph and for the assumption under that plan of all obligations and liabilities accrued or accruing as described in that paragraph, the Governor in Council shall, by regulation made on the recommendation of the Minister of Social Development for the purposes of this Act, prescribe that province as a province described in that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Effective date of prescription

    (3) Any regulation made pursuant to subsection (2) becomes effective on the first day of the third year following the year in which the notice referred to in that subsection was given to the Minister of Social Development.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-8, s. 3
  • 1996, c. 11, s. 95
  • 2005, c. 35, s. 67
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