Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Online Tax Slips Available Feb 10

The 2013 tax slips for current and former employees will be available online in Bear Tracks starting February 10, 2014. For more information please visit the Tax Slips webpage or contact your Employment and Pay Advisor.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Reminder: Revised Labour Market Opinion Application Form

Last week, Academic Services: Immigration sent out a message to notify you that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has revised the Labour Market Opinion Application form and is no longer accepting the old version of the form. Please read the previous message for more information or visit the Labour Market Opinion webpage to download the updated form.

Changes in Health Promotion & WorkLife Services

Melanie Goroniuk, Manager, Health Promotion and Worklife Services (HPaWS) has decided to leave the University under the Voluntary Severance Program (VSP). Gerry McCune has been retained on a six month contract to facilitate the development of an action plan arising out of the HPaWS Review completed earlier this year, and to provide leadership to the HPaWS team on an interim basis. Val Hunter and Giles Rieger will work closely with Gerry as key contacts on the program and rehabilitation side respectively. We would like to thank Melanie for her hard work and dedication during her time at the ​University and wish her well in her future endeavours.

Tax Slips: 2013 Update

Payroll Operations has several tax related updates such as tax slip availability, information about payments that are included in the 2013 T4, and a reminder that the Personal Spending Account is a taxable benefit.

Payroll Updates

Payroll Operations would like to update you on the 2014 payroll deadlines, and ask for your help to clear the payroll suspense account.

T2200 - Should You Sign?

Employees, particularly academic staff, may ask you to sign a completed T2200 income tax form which allows them to declare expenses that relate to the terms and conditions of employment that are not reimbursed by an employer (e.g., home office, cell phone, travel expenses).

Monday, 6 January 2014

Revised Labour Market Opinion Application Form

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), formerly known as Human Resources Skills and Development Canada (HRSDC), has revised the Labour Market Opinion application form. Effective immediately, only the revised Labour Market Opinion application form will be accepted by ESDC. As of January 1, 2014, any application that was submitted using the old form will need to be re-submitted using the new form. The Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary (FARS) application form was not affected by this change.