Active Participation

Active Participation status is required before you can earn Pension Credits or Years of Vesting Service

You become an Active Participant on the earliest January 1st or July 1st following the completion of a 12-consecutive month period during which you worked at least 1,000 hours in Covered Employment. (If you are a checkroom or washroom attendant, you must be credited with at least 700 hours of service in Covered Employment, or be employed in 100 functions if you are a banquet waiter, within a 12-consecutive-month period to achieve Active Participation status.)

During the 12-consequtive-month period in which you achieve Active Participation status, you may earn Pension Credit and Years of Vesting Service for both the current calendar year and the previous calendar year according to the breakout of your hours of Covered Employment during those years.

If you were hired in June, 2005 and worked 1,000 hours of Covered Employment by June, 2006, you would become an Active
Participant on July 1st, 2006. If, between June, 2005 and December 31st, 2005, you worked at least 1,000 hours of Covered Employment,
you would receive a full Pension Credit for 2005 plus Pension Credit in accordance with the hours you worked in calendar year 2006.
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