Thursday, 18 February 2016

On-line Tax Slips Available February 22

The 2015 tax slips (T4, T4A) for current and former employees will be available on-line in Bear Tracks on February 22, 2016. All employees with a CCID must have consented to receive their tax slips on-line in order to access the tax slips in Bear Tracks. Employees who have not yet consented to receive on-line tax slips will have a paper tax slip mailed to the address on file by the end of February 2016. Please visit the tax slips webpage for more information. Contact your Payroll Assistant or with any questions.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Error

Due to an unforeseen batch processing error, the outstanding Winter 2016 term graduate tuition and fees as of January 31, 2016 were not deducted from February 10, 2016 pay cheques for Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants. To adjust for this error, outstanding Winter 2016 tuition and fees will be deducted in five equal installments over the five remaining pay cheques in the term.

Find Your HR Contact

You may have noticed a new menu item on the HRS website called Find Your HR Contact. This application was developed to better serve our clients in identifying the appropriate person to contact in HRS. When signed into the app, a list of your HR contacts is displayed. It allows you to easily send an email message directly to the appropriate HR contact or the telephone number to call. It also provides you with a list of frequently asked questions. Find your HR contact by visiting

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) - Foreign Nationals Flying into Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have introduced a new electronic travel authorization (eTA). Starting March 15, 2016, foreign nationals from countries who did not previously need authorization (visas) to fly to Canada by air will now need an electronic travel authorization (eTA). This includes those who hold a work or study permit issued prior to August 1, 2015, those who do not hold visa, visitors to the university, and American Green Card holders.

Faculty and Staff Orientation

We have invited new employees to attend the Faculty and Staff Orientation on March 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All faculty and staff who have not attended orientation in the past are welcome to participate. Participants will receive an overview of the university’s mission and learn about essential services, key contacts and programs. Please encourage new employees in your area to learn more about the session and register via the Learning Shop.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Annual Academic Child Care Benefit Application

Eligible academic staff members can apply for reimbursement of child care expenses incurred during the previous calendar year. Visit the Academic Child Care Benefit webpage to access the on-line application form and eligibility guidelines. All applications must be submitted by February 29, 2016 11:59 pm. Please contact with any questions.