Thursday, 13 June 2013

Removal Grant for CAST and SOTS

Staff governed by the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching (CAST) or the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff (SOTS) agreement may be eligible for a removal grant toward expenses necessarily and reasonably incurred in moving to Edmonton. In an effort to improve the wait time for staff to receive a removal grant upon hire, the Removal Grant/Moving Allowance Authorization form has been added to the HRS Forms Cabinet.

The signed form is required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and must be completed before payment can occur. Departments can now prepare the form for staff to sign at the same time as the appointment letter and attach the completed removal grant form to the appointment letter to submit to Academic Services. If received by Academic Services by the form’s deadline, the staff member will be able to receive his/her funds on the first paycheque instead of the second or third. Please visit the new Removal Grant webpage on the HRS website for more information.

Please contact Academic Services (Immigration) at academic.services@ualberta.ca for further assistance.