11.0.1. The employer may stipulate that the right of a member, provided for in paragraph 5.1 of section 10, to receive a refund of his not locked-in member contributions or to transfer them is deferred to the earlier of:
(1) the date of the end of his active membership;
(2) the date on which the member is less than 10 years from the normal retirement age.
Such stipulation covers service rendered before and after its coming into effect.
The stipulation shall provide that the member may, nevertheless, transfer, in whole or in part, such contributions to a registered retirement savings plan to establish a home buyers plan or a lifelong learning plan. The member must declare in writing to the financial institution that he is transferring the contributions for that sole purpose.
Where the employer makes the stipulation after joining the plan, the financial institution that administers the plan shall notify the members 90 days before the coming into force of the stipulation.
The plan must provide that a member may demand a lump-sum payment of the contributions referred to in this section, in accordance with the conditions set out in paragraph 11 of the first paragraph of section 10.
O.C. 798-2006, s. 1; O.C. 1013-2011, s. 1.