Can I make pension contributions if I’m on pregnancy, parental, or adoption leave? What if I’m getting WSIB benefits during a strike or lockout?

Answer

No, you will not be able to make pension contributions during a strike or lockout if you are on pregnancy, parental or adoption leave. Normally pension contributions would come off of your top-up pay, which will not be paid during a strike or lockout.

If you are on WSIB there are no contributions required. One of the features of the CAAT Pension Plan is that contributions are waived for both the employee and the employer when an employee is on full WSIB benefits and for the first 12 months of partial WSIB benefits.