(January 2015 – Version 15/01)

Letter Template (January 2015 – Version 15/01)
III. 4 Other Academic, including Academic Administrator (Sessional, i.e., less than 12 months)
Reminder: Please pay attention to texts in red font - you will have to change the font
colour to black as appropriate, or delete the statement or paragraph if not applicable.
Dear (name):
It is a pleasure to offer you an appointment to the University of Manitoba as follows:
Position Title:
U of M Employee Type:
Compensation group:
Appointment Start Date:
Appointment End date:
Percentage full time:
Total remuneration:
Other Academic
< e.g. Fort Garry campus>
(Insert FTE)% (Note: full time hour is 40 hours per week)
(please select (1) or (2) below:
(1) $ (insert stipend) (inclusive of vacation pay) per session paid in equal
bi-weekly installments
(2) $ (insert stipend) per annum to be prorated for the duration of this
appointment paid in equal bi-weekly installments (this selection is
applicable to administrators receiving the standard
AcademicAdministrative Stipend – please click this and follow the link
to access the schedule)
Your employment at the University will be governed by the By-Laws, rules, regulations, policies,
procedures and practices of the University of Manitoba in effect from time to time. Information
on the preceding is available http://umanitoba.ca/governance/.
Your appointment will terminate automatically without further notice at the end of the period
given above, unless it is terminated earlier by mutual agreement, or you or the University may
terminate it earlier by giving the other at least (specify number of months) months’ written notice.
It may also be terminated by the University without notice for cause. Reappointment is dependent
on your performance and the needs of the program.
Your initial duties, which may be altered from time to time, will include (specify duties – NOTE:
do not include duties currently covered by bargaining units.)
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You may be eligible for part-time benefits in the future. The description of part-time insurance
benefits is available at www.umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/staff_benefits. You will be
contacted by the Staff Benefits Office if you should become eligible for part-time benefits in the
(If appointment is NOT a post-retirement appointment) As an employee you are eligible to join
the University Pension Plan at the date of hire or at any time thereafter. (Note that if there is a
delay in completing the Pension Plan enrollment forms, there will also be a delay in membership
in the Plan, and you will not be allowed to make up contributions missed while not a member of
the Plan.). You must join the Pension Plan on the January 1 immediately following the two
consecutive calendar years in which you earned at least 25% of the yearly maximum pensionable
earnings specified by the Canada Pension Plan.
Immigration Requirements (Add the appropriate paragraph if non Canadian)
(NOTE: Position MUST have met the national advertising requirements as set by
Citizenship and Immigration Canada”)
Your employment by the University is subject to the acceptance of your entry into Canada. Your
entry into Canada for purposes of employment requires a Work Permit from Citizenship and
Immigration Canada (CIC). In order to obtain acceptance, you must present the Labour Market
Opinion Confirmation (validated by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for which
an application has been submitted and if approved, will be forwarded to you under separate
cover) to Immigration Section of the nearest Canadian Visa Office abroad to obtain a Work
Permit and if required, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Additional information may be
obtained through the CIC’s website.
Please note that we cannot process your appointment, including your payroll information, until
we receive the signed copy of this letter. If you accept this offer, please do the following by
(specify date):
Sign one copy of the Letter of Offer and return to (insert address). Retain the other copy
for your files.
(insert for new employee) Complete and sign the enclosed Personal Information Form
and return to the above address along with your signed copy of the Letter of Offer.
The terms and conditions stated in this letter constitute the only obligations to be undertaken by
the University in respect of this appointment.
(Insert for all non-Canadians) Please note that this appointment is subject to your successfully
obtaining and maintaining a valid and subsisting Work Permit, and any renewal thereof. It is
understood and agreed that the issuance of the initial Work Permit and any renewals thereof
cannot be guaranteed and the University of Manitoba makes no representations, warranties, or
inducements to you in this regard. Please note that it is your responsibility to maintain your
immigration status by initiating an application for Canadian Permanent Resident status as soon as
possible after taking up your appointment by contacting either the Manitoba Provincial Nominee
Program or CIC directly.
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On behalf of the University community, we hope you will accept our offer. We look forward to
your arrival and your future contributions to the University community. I extend to you a very
warm welcome.
Department Head
Dean (or) Director
I accept this offer of appointment dated (date of letter) on the terms and conditions specified in
this letter. I understand that the terms and conditions of my employment as stated in this letter
are the only obligations of the University of Manitoba to me with respect to this appointment.
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