3.1. For the purposes of the plan, an employee shall participate in a plan from his first day of service in pensionable employment. However, if the employee, before participating in this plan, obtained credit for prior service pursuant to the plan, his participation is deemed to begin on the date his application for the redemption of that service was received by Retraite Québec.
An employee shall participate in a plan as long as he remains an employee within the meaning of such plan. However, for the purposes of eligibility for and computation of benefits under this plan, where an employee ceases to be an employee within the meaning of this plan for any period during which he is not in service in pensionable employment, he is deemed to have ceased to participate,
(1) if he is not entitled to a pension, on his last day of service in pensionable employment or, as the case may be, on the date Retraite Québec received an application for redemption whereby years and parts of a year of service have been credited or transferred to the plan if such date is subsequent to the last day referred to above;
(2) if he is entitled to a pension, on the first day he became entitled to the pension, from the day or date which would have been considered if paragraph 1 had applied.
1988, c. 82, s. 2; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.