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💵 Information about pay
- Public service pay calendar
- Your first pay
- Access your pay stub (available on Government of Canada Network) with Compensation Web Applications (MyGCPay): you must have created a myKEY file (your virtual fingerprint).
- Did you know ... It may take a few days / week after the start of your employment contract to activate the Compensation Web Application Account.
Government of Canada Salary Resources
👨💼 Pension and Service Buyback
Did you know? You begin contributing to the pension when you have been employed in a student job (FSWEP, CO-OP, RAP) for more than six (6) months of continuous employment and have worked more than 12.5 hours per week.
Did you know? Your years of work as a student employee can be counted as part of your working years for early retirement if you buy them back.
- Service buyback package - Pension Services - Pay and Pension Services for Government Employees - PSPC (tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca)
- To find your Pension Number, you need to log in to the Pension Portal for Active members of the Public Service.
📃 Eligibility criteria for health insurance
With the Government of Canada, we have Sun Life (health care, optional) and Canada Life (dental care, mandatory).
- Student Employment: This refers to workers under a student contract in the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), Research Affiliate Program (RAP) or CO-OP (Public service student recruitment programs - Canada.ca).
- Eligibility: You are eligible if you have had student employment (FSWEP, COOP, RAP) for more than six (6) months of continuous employment and have worked more than 12.5 hours per week.
- Casual Employment: Casual employees are workers hired for a specified period of time not exceeding 90 working days per calendar year in a department or agency (Casual Worker - Canada.ca).
- Eligibility: A casual worker is not eligible for |...| the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) or the Public Service Dental Care Plan.
🦷 Public Service Dental Care Plan with Canada Life (mandatory and automatic enrollment)
A) Validate your membership
- Go to MyGCPay.
- Select the "Benefits" tab.
- You will see if you are registered or not.
- Write down your certificate number which begins with CF.
- If you are not registered, review the eligibility criteria above.
- If you meet all the eligibility criteria, contact the Pay Centre by phone to verify your file.
B) Information to share to use your insurance
- Download the Canada Life app on your cell phone (recommended) or sign in on the website.
- Your identification number is your certificate number (see step 1 to 3 in the section above).
- Your plan number is either 55555 or 55666.
- On the home page, select the cards and share the following information:
- Name of your insurer: Canada Life
- Plan/contract number: 55555 or 55666
- Certificate number/identification number (#ID) (if necessary, see step 4 in the previous section).
Want to add a family member (children or partner)?
- Log in to your Canada Life account.
- Visit the direct link or look for the "Forms and Benefit Cards" section, then the "Administrative Forms" section.
- Download the "Public Service Dental Care Plan Dependent Information" form which will be available at the bottom of your screen.
- Send the form to the email address at the bottom of the form.
🩺 Public Service Health Care Plan with Canada Life (optional membership)
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