Monday, 29 April 2013

Immigration: Revised Labour Market Opinion

Service Canada has updated the Labour Market Opinion(LMO) application form. As of May 4, 2013, Service Canada will no longer accept out-dated versions of the form. The new Labour Market Opinion application form and the revised tip sheets are available on the Labour Market Opinion webpage on the Human Resource Services (HRS) website.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Careers Website Changes: Support Staff Salaries

Annual salaries will now be advertised on all Support Staff job postings greater than 12 months to better align with industry standards. Historically the monthly salaries were posted for these positions, but with the implementation of semi-monthly pay the monthly salaries are less meaningful. Casual Staff postings will continue to use hourly salary rates. Please contact Recruitment Services if you have any questions or comments.

Resources for Change and Transition

Leading a team during times of change and uncertainty can be a challenge. In some cases leaders are also faced with delivering unwelcome news. Visit the Change and Workplace Transition webpage on the Human Resource Services website to find resources and information that can help you successfully lead your team through change.

Immigration: New Requirement

Citizenship and Immigration Canada now requires hosts to provide foreign visitors with a signed Employer Declaration when inviting them to Canada. The Employer Declaration is sent to the foreign visitor with the invitation letter and asserts that the letter is an accurate description of the terms, conditions, wages and occupation. The declaration also makes hosts understand that departure from the details listed in the invitation now has consequences, namely, the university could become ineligible to participate in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for up to two years.

Spring/Summer Hours Begin May 1

Starting May 1, the University of Alberta will move to Spring/Summer hours. For employees with a regularly scheduled work day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Spring/Summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The university will return to Fall/Winter hours on September 1.

Give, Grow, Play: Registration

Registration for the Give, Grow, Play learning event for Support Staff will open on April 22. A message will be sent to Deans, Directors, Chairs and APOs to encourage supervisors to allow staff to attend this unique and cost effective learning opportunity. Visit the Give, Grow, Play website to learn more about the June 25 & 26 event and the lead up activities including the Corporate Challenge Blood Drive, and the Habitat for Humanities build.

Skillsoft: New Version Available April 19

A new version of Skillsoft will be available on April 19. With this new upgrade, bite-sized online learning opportunities are not only available at your computer, but also via iPad and other tablets. We encourage you to take advantage of thousands of free online workshops, books, and audiobooks for yourself or to support your staff. Please visit the Skillsoft website for more information.