Benefit eligibility and eligible dependents

Benefit eligibility

Benefits Regular ongoing positions (no end date) including temporary and definite-term appointments of two years or more and positions that are contingent upon funding. 

Temporary and definite-term appointments of one year or more but less than two years.*

Temporary and definite-term appointments that are more than three months but less than one year and casual appointments that are three months or less. 

Employees must be paid through the University of Waterloo payroll and have at least 33% full-time equivalent (FTE) (1/3 annual commitment)

Pension Please refer to pension eligibility section
Dental Yes (part-time/fractional load, Waterloo pays premium based on full time equivalent (FTE) percentage) No No
Extended health Yes. Employee must participate in the Ontario Health Insurance Plan or the University Health Insurance Plan basic health plan (part-time/fractional load, Waterloo pays premium based on FTE percentage) Yes. Employee must participate in Ontario Health Insurance Plan or University Health Insurance Plan basic health plan (part-time/fractional load, Waterloo pays premium based on FTE percentage) No
Group life Yes (based on actual salary, if part-time/fractional load) 1 times annual salary No
Sick leave Yes (pro-rated if part-time /fractional load) 6 working days per year, pro-rated if part-time/fractional load 6 working days per year, pro-rated (does not apply to casual or occasional employees)
Long-term disability Yes (based on actual salary, if part-time/fractional load) No No
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Yes No No
Tuition Benefit  Yes No No

*In cases where temporary and definite-term appointments are continued or extended, these appointments are treated as on-going for benefits purposes when two years of continuous employment is reached.

Policy 23 – Eligibility for Pension and Insured Benefits

Eligible dependents