10. To qualify for membership in this plan, an employee must hold employment referred to in the first paragraph of section 7 during a period of
(1) 24 consecutive months, if the percentage of working time for that employment is at least 40% of the regular time of a full-time employee holding such employment;
(2) 48 consecutive months, if the percentage of working time for that employment is less than the percentage established in subparagraph 1.
The employee qualifies for membership in this plan on the last day of the period of 24 consecutive months or, as the case may be, 48 consecutive months, subject to sections 10.1 and 10.2.
An employee qualified in accordance with the first and second paragraphs is a member of this plan in respect of all employment referred to in section 7 from the day following the day on which the employee qualifies for membership.
Furthermore, the employee whose qualification period began after 31 December 2012 must complete an additional 60-month period of membership in the plan for the employee’s pension to be established in accordance with the first paragraph of section 49. When the contributions relating to a period of absence without pay have not been paid, that period of absence is not taken into account for that additional period, even if that period of absence was redeemed under section 38.
2001, c. 31, s. 10; 2002, c. 30, s. 112; 2012, c. 6, s. 3; 2014, c. 11, s. 11.