Benefit eligibility and eligible dependents

Benefit eligibility

Benefits Ongoing (no end date) full-time/part-time including appointments contingent upon funding. It also includes academic, post-doctoral fellow and research associate definite-term appointments equal to or greater than two years.

All temporary appointments of at least one year.

It also includes one year academic, post-doctoral fellow and research associate appointments*
Temporary and definite-term full-time/part-time (more than 3 months but less than 1 year) and casuals (3 months or less) and occasional employees

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

*In cases where academic, post-doctoral fellow or research associates 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