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Benefit Information - Faculty & Librarians

Benefits at a Glance

For new employees, the benefits become effective the first of the month following the date of hire. 

Health & Dental

Health and dental benefits are provided through Green Shield. Premiums are 100% employer paid.

Review the Green Shield Benefit Booklet for your Employee Group . Please consult your Collective Agreement for additional details.

Go to the Green Shield Canada Plan Members web-site to find information about your benefit plan, claim forms, online services and more. You will be required to create an on-line registration.

Sessional instructors, please consult your Collective Agreement for benefit entitlement details.

Out of Province/Country Travel Coverage

Out of province/country hospital and medical services coverage is provided through Green Shield to employees who meet the Canadian residency requirements.

Go to the Out of Province/country Travel Coverage website for more details

OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) Equivalent Coverage

OHIP equivalent coverage is provided to non-resident faculty & librarians for a period of 3 months. Premiums are employer paid.

OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario.

Learn more about OHIP

Short & Long Term Disability Benefits

In the event that you are not able to work, the University provides a short term disability benefit as well as an employee paid premiums for a long-term disability benefit. Please refer to your Collective Agreement for details.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

The benefit program includes employer paid premiums for life insurance and AD&D insurance.  Please consult your Collective Agreement for details.

These insurances are provided through Sun Life of Canada.

Employees are entitled to purchase optional life insurance as well as optional accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Please contact the Benefits Administration staff at extension 2090 for details.

Beneficiary designation are an important component of your life and AD&D coverage and can often go out of date. Please ensure that we have the most up to date beneficiary information.

Tuition Remission Benefit

The University provides a generous tuition remission program that is highly valued by our employees. Please refer to your Collective Agreement for details.

Visit the Tuition Remission webpage to access the electronic application tool (eTuition Waiver).

Employee & Family Assistance Program

The EAP service is offered by Morneau Shepell, a leading accredited Canadian EAP provider for over 20 years. Their counselling and information services are confidential and voluntary. The service is available to permanent staff and their immediate family, at no cost.

You can access the confidential services by calling Toll-free number: 1-844-880-9137
Visit the Morneau Shepell site to access health and wellness information and to learn about the many services provided to employees and their families.

St. Denis Centre membership

To support the wellbeing and good health of our employees, the University provides cost free membership to the St. Denis Athletic Centre. The membership includes use of the pool and field house. It does not include access to the "Forge" Fitness Centre. If you wish to purchase a membership to the "Forge", please visit the St. Denis Centre web-site or call extension 2456.


St. Denis Centre Application

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