I - Employees, Civilian Members of the RCMP
An employee taken on strength on a full-time or part-time basis is eligible to join the Plan on the following dates:
- if employed for an indeterminate period, or for a season or a session of any length, the date taken on strength;
- if employed for a term of more than six months, the date taken on strength;
- if employed for a term of six months or less and is later appointed:
- to another term of six months or less, the day following the day on which the employee completes six months of continuous employment;
- to a term of more than six months, the date of appointment to a term of more than six months;
- to an indeterminate, a seasonal or a sessional position, the date of appointment to the indeterminate, seasonal or sessional position;
- retroactively for an indeterminate period, for a season or a session of any length or for a term of more than six months, the date of the instrument of change.
- Continuous employment for the purpose of completion of six months employment means employment for six months with no break in employment of seven working days or more.
- An employee engaged locally outside Canada is not eligible for coverage under the Plan.
- An employee who is not a member of the Plan when proceeding on leave without pay or on off-season/off-session is not eligible to join the Plan until they return to duty.
II - Members of the RCMP and of the CF Regular and Reserve Component
- Members of the CF Regular Component, Class C Reservists and members of the RCMP may become members of the Plan when they have an eligible dependant. Members of the CF and of the RCMP may not cover themselves but may only cover their eligible dependants.
- Class A and Class B Reservists are eligible to join the Plan on the following dates:
- if engaged for a period of less than 180 days, the date of eligibility is the date taken on strength;
- if engaged for a period of more than 180 days, the date of eligibility is the date they have an eligible dependant.
III - Pensioners
- Any person in receipt of an ongoing recognised pension, survivor's or children's benefit pursuant to an Act identified in Schedule IV, as amended from time to time by the Treasury Board of Canada, is eligible to join or to continue coverage under the PSHCP when their pension becomes payable (except those persons who immediately prior to retirement were employed by a non-participating organisation on or after the specified date as identified in Schedule II of this Plan Document).
- Any individual who is a member of the VAC client group as defined in Schedule III is eligible to join the Plan.
IV - Dependants
A member's dependant is eligible to participate in the Plan provided the dependant satisfies the eligibility criteria stipulated in the definition of "dependant child" or "spouse".
Upon application by an employee posted outside Canada, persons who would not normally be eligible for PSHCP coverage, may be deemed to be a dependant of the employee posted outside of Canada if they are financially dependent upon the employee and they are residing with the employee.