Payments for students range from term positions, where they are paid employment income to scholarship monies.
There are a number of different venues for student hiring dependent on the type of employment.
UNB Student Employment Service - Fredericton
UNB Student Employment Service - Saint John
Part-time Employment or Full-Time Summer Employment Student Positions
All payments to students other than scholarships is normally considered employment income and must be submitted on a Staff Change Form. This would cover most part-time student employment positions or full-time student employment during summer break or holidays.
Up to 28 hours, a week designates a part-time position
29 hours per week or more designates a full-time position
Statement and Guidelines Concerning the Employment and Payment of
Undergraduate Students as Markers, Readers and Demonstrators
Recommended rates of pay for undergraduate student positions
GRA, RA, GAA and GTA
Payments processed through the School of Graduate Studies include:
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
Research Assistant (RA)
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
Graduate Academic Assistantship (GAA)
GRA and GAA (thesis-related) are treated as scholarship monies while GTA monies are considered employment income.
The above payments must be submitted on the School of Graduate Studies Authorization for Payment GRA/GAA form. GTA payments may be made using the GTA/RA- Staff Change Form. Click here for all forms. Graduate students receiving funding in the form of GRA or RA monies should contact the School of Graduate Studies prior to taking on other non-thesis related employment to ensure they comply with UNB and funding agency guidelines.
Information on the GAU Collective Agreement:
Article 13 and Article 14 - Appointments of GTA and RA
Info for GAU re: Collective Agreement with UGSW
Hiring Foreign Workers
If you plan to hire a foreign worker in Canada you must follow specific guidelines from regarding Temporary Foreign Worker Program from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Contact UNB Human Resources with
any questions prior to any hires in order to facilitate the
process and ensure compliance with federal policies.
Important Notice from Service Canada
Some recent changes imposed by the
social insurance program when issuing social insurance numbers to
international students. In the past a simple contract of employment was
sufficient along with the Study Permit of the student as long as it was
signed by both parties.
changes have taken effect over the last couple of months requiring that
additional information be included in the contract of employment
presented to Service Canada when requesting a social insurance number
with a study permit. The information requested can be found at Service Canada.
there is a lot of information required, a template has been created to
help employers insure that all requested information is included when
the student requests a social insurance number. Click here for a sample of
this contract of employment.