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The deadline for submission of 2019 applications is April 30th.
Vacation Exchange Program Frequently Asked Questions
Eligible employees are members of TMG who contribute to the Salaried Pension Plan or the Group RRSP and have already attained their earliest retirement date, or have an earliest retirement date that is no more than three years in the future.
Earliest retirement date means the earliest date on which you are eligible to retire under the terms of the Salaried Pension Plan, and includes your “Special Retirement Date”, as determined under the terms of the Salaried Plan which are in effect on the date that the Vacation Exchange Request is submitted.
For Eligible Employees who participate in the RRSP the Earliest Retirement Date is the earlier of:
- The age specific in the definition of “Early Retirement Date” under the Salaried Plan; and
- The date that would have been the Eligible Employee’s “Special Retirement Date” if such Eligible Employee was entitled to participate in the Salaried Plan.
For applications submitted in 2019, your vacation entitlement will be reduced by 1 week for the 2020 calendar year and thereafter until your retirement. The increase in base salary of 2% will take effect July 1, 2019.
The deadline for submission is April 30th of each year.
The completed application is to be sent to Stephanie Nicoll, Total Rewards Unit, Human Resources Services, Gilmour Hall Room 304, as follows:
- Send a pdf of the completed application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail the signed original application to Gilmour Hall Room 304
Your retirement date must be within 3 years from the date in which the salary increase takes effect. For applications submitted in 2019, your retirement date cannot be later than July 1, 2022.
No, once the salary increase takes effect the decision to retire is irrevocable.
Yes, you are able to change your retirement date once your application has been submitted, however it can be no later than 3 years from the date in which the salary increase takes effect. For applications submitted in 2019, your retirement date cannot be later than July 1, 2022. Cancellation of your retirement date will be permitted.
The Vacation Exchange Program is being introduced as a pilot program and is subject to future review. In order to participate in the program your retirement date must be within 3 years. Applications are accepted up until April 30th of each year.