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Solvency Funding Relief Regulations, 2009 (SOR/2009-182)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

PART 2Continuation of 10-year Funding (continued)

Information To Be Provided to Beneficiaries (continued)

 If a beneficiary representative has the authority to act on behalf of a beneficiary with respect to any matter under this Part, the administrator shall deal with the beneficiary representative.

Documents To Be Filed with Superintendent

 If the plan is to be funded in accordance with this Part, the administrator shall file the following documents with the Superintendent within 60 days after the end of the 2009 plan year:

  • (a) other than in the case of a multi-employer pension plan, a written statement confirming that a resolution of the board of directors of the employer has been passed, if the employer is a corporation, or, if the employer is not a corporation, an approval of the persons who have the authority to direct or authorize the actions of that body has been given, authorizing the special payment schedule calculated in accordance with this Part;

  • (b) a written statement confirming that the information set out in subsection 10(1) has been provided to the beneficiaries or to the beneficiary representatives; and

  • (c) a written statement confirming that less than one third of the members have objected and less than one third of the beneficiaries excluding members have objected.

Prescribed Solvency Ratio

 For the purposes of paragraph 10.1(2)(b) of the Act, the prescribed solvency ratio level for the first five plan years of funding in accordance with Part 1 and this Part is the solvency ratio calculated on the basis of the most recent actuarial report.

  • SOR/2011-85, s. 25

New Solvency Deficiency

  •  (1) Despite section 9 of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, a solvency deficiency that emerges after the day on which the initial solvency deficiency emerged shall be calculated as the amount by which the solvency liabilities exceed the sum of the following amounts:

    • (a) the adjusted solvency asset amount,

    • (b) the present value of special payments made under section 5 if at least one of those payments is due more than five years after the valuation date, and

    • (c) the present value of the going concern special payments that were used to fund the initial solvency deficiency that are due during the period beginning on the valuation date and ending on the 10th anniversary of the date of emergence of the initial solvency deficiency if at least one of those payments is due more than five years after the valuation date.

  • (2) The interest rate used to determine the present value of the special payments referred to in subsection (1) is the same as the interest rate used to determine the solvency liabilities.

  • SOR/2010-149, s. 20

Termination of Plan

 If a plan is fully terminated and on the day on which it is terminated the liabilities of the plan exceed its assets, the lesser of the amounts determined under subsection 5(4) and the amount by which the liabilities of the plan exceed its assets shall immediately be remitted to the pension fund.

  • SOR/2015-60, s. 44(F)

Ceasing 10 - year Funding

  •  (1) A plan may cease to be funded in accordance with this Part, beginning on the first day of a plan year, by the administrator giving written notice to the Superintendent not later than six months after the beginning of that plan year.

  • (2) The notice shall indicate whether the plan has a surplus on the first day of the plan year.

  • (3) If funding ceases, section 9 of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 applies in respect of the plan except as otherwise provided in this Part.

Calculating Surplus

 A surplus in respect of a plan shall be determined in the manner set out in subsection 16(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 as if the plan had been fully terminated.

Plan with Surplus

 If a plan ceases to be funded in accordance with this Part and the plan has a surplus on the first day of the plan year, this Part ceases to apply to the plan on the first day of that plan year.

Plan Without Surplus

  •  (1) If a plan ceases to be funded in accordance with this Part and the plan does not have a surplus on the first day of the plan year, section 9 of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 applies to the plan except as follows:

    • (a) when funding ceases before the sixth plan year,

      • (i) the administrator shall have an actuarial report prepared — in which the present value of the special payments referred to in section 5 shall be zero — valuing the plan as at the first day of the plan year in which funding ceases,

      • (ii) the amount by which the aggregate amount of special payments that would have been made to the pension fund in accordance with section 9 of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 from the day on which the deficiency emerged to the day on which funding ceases, as adjusted to take into account the reductions in special payments resulting from the application of those Regulations, plus interest, exceeds the aggregate amount of special payments made to the pension fund in accordance with Part 1 and this Part, plus interest, shall immediately be remitted to the pension fund, and

      • (iii) and (iv) [Repealed, SOR/2010-149, s. 21]

      • (v) the special payments referred to in section 5 shall continue to be made until the first special payment required to fund the remaining deficiency referred to in subparagraph (iii) is made to the pension fund; and

    • (b) when funding ceases after the fifth plan year,

      • (i) the administrator shall have an actuarial report prepared as at the first day of the plan year in which funding ceases, and

      • (ii) the amount by which the aggregate amount of special payments that would have been made to the pension fund in accordance with section 9 of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 from the day on which the deficiency emerged to the day on which funding ceases, as adjusted to take into account the reductions in special payments resulting from the application of those Regulations, plus interest, exceeds the aggregate amount of special payments made to the pension fund in accordance with Part 1 and this Part, plus interest, shall immediately be remitted to the pension fund.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2010-149, s. 21]

  • SOR/2010-149, s. 21
  • SOR/2015-60, s. 45

Crown Corporations

  •  (1) The administrator of a plan of a Crown Corporation with a deficiency that is funded in accordance with this Part shall not have to comply with sections 9, 10 and 12 if the administrator files the following documents with the Superintendent:

    • (a) the actuarial report valuing the plan as at the day on which the deficiency emerged;

    • (b) a written statement confirming that a resolution of the board of directors of the Crown Corporation has been passed authorizing the special payment schedule calculated in accordance with this Part;

    • (c) a written statement confirming that the board of directors of the Crown Corporation has notified the Minister and the Minister responsible for the Crown Corporation of the decision that the deficiency is to be funded in accordance with this Part; and

    • (d) a copy of letters from the Minister and the Minister responsible for the Crown Corporation acknowledging that they have been informed of the fact that the Crown Corporation intends to fund the deficiency in accordance with this Part.

  • (2) When the administrator provides the written statement under paragraph 28(1)(b) of the Act, the administrator shall also indicate the amount of the deficiency and that the deficiency is to be funded in accordance with this Part by equal annual payments over a period not exceeding 10 years.

  • (3) Section 13 shall not apply in respect of a plan if the documents set out in subsection (1) are filed with the Superintendent.

PART 3 10-year Funding with Letters of Credit

General Funding Rules

 For the purposes of this Part,

  • (a) despite paragraph 9(4)(c) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, if there is a solvency deficiency, a plan shall be funded in each plan year by annual solvency special payments equal to the amount by which the solvency deficiency divided by 5 exceeds the amount of going concern special payments — other than those referred to in paragraph 29(1)(c) — that are payable during the plan year; and

  • (b) unfunded liability means

    • (i) the going concern deficit of a plan as determined on the date that the plan was established;

    • (ii) the amount by which an increase in the going concern liabilities of a plan resulting from an amendment to the plan exceeds the going concern excess of the plan as determined on the day before the effective date of the amendment; or

    • (iii) the amount by which the going concern deficit of a plan determined at the valuation date exceeds the sum of

      • (A) the present value of going concern special payments established in respect of periods after the valuation date, and

      • (B) the present value of special payments referred to in paragraph 29(1)(b).

  • SOR/2010-149, s. 22
 
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