For pension plan purposes, you’re considered to be employed in education if you work as a teacher for an Ontario government ministry. For example, you’re employed in education if:
- You’re seconded from a board of education to teach for a ministry, or
- You teach at a school operated by the Ministry of Education
Defining "teaching" in other circumstances isn’t always easy. For example, teaching inmates for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is considered teaching, but marking papers for a credit course isn’t, unless you’re also required to communicate with students as part of your job.