Limited Term Benefits & Leaves


Limited-term faculty members are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health Spending Account ($835)
  • Extended Health Care
  • Dental Care
  • Basic Life Insurance (including accidental death and dismemberment)
  • Long term disability insurance

The total cost of benefits premiums (excluding the Health Spending Account) is shared between the Board and the limited-term faculty member.  The limited-term faculty member will pay no more than 50% of the total cost of the dental premium and no more than 25% of the total cost of the extended health care premium.  The Board will pay the full cost of benefit premiums for life insurance, and the limited-term faculty member will pay the full cost of premiums for long term disability insurance.

Limited-term faculty members have the option of participating in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP).

Limited-term faculty members hired for fewer than 12 months are not entitled to vacation; however, they receive no less than 8% of their gross salary as vacation pay.  Limited-term faculty members hired for 12 months or more are entitled to the same vacation period as their full-time counterparts (Article 15).


Bereavement and Compassionate Care:  In the event of the death of a spouse or other immediate family member, a limited-term faculty member is allowed bereavement leave with pay for a period of seven consecutive days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).  The dean may grant additional leave when warranted (on a case-by-case basis).

Compassionate Care:  Limited-term faculty who qualify for Compassionate Care Benefits (per the provisions of the Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits plan) are entitled to a leave of up to 28 weeks.  They have the right to return to their position either before or after the end of the 28-week period as long as their contract has not expired.