Who can participate in the Medicus Pension Plan ?
Medicus is open to physicians licensed to practice medicine in Canada who are in an eligible jurisdiction, and are:
- Incorporated physicians; or
- Physicians employed by certain other entities (such as other incorporated physicians or clinics).
Non-physicians, such as spouses and other staff employed by a participating employer, are not eligible to participate.
In both cases, participation in Medicus is subject to a Participation Agreement between the participating employer, the Plan Sponsor Committee, and the Administrative Board.
To be eligible to join Medicus as a member, your professional corporation or other employer must first be accepted as a participating employer in the plan.
Medicus is currently available in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and the Territories.
- If you’re a physician joining through your professional corporation, you must be incorporated in an eligible province or territory.
- If you’re a physician joining through another employer, your primary place of employment must be in an eligible province or territory.
Provinces where the plan is not available
We are not yet able to offer Medicus to physicians in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Quebec, or Saskatchewan due to legislative barriers.
The Medicus team is working with various stakeholders toward a goal of enabling incorporated physicians across Canada to participate in the plan.
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