Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 3.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.35 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Housing Cleaning Services

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

For regular employees, total compensation (Source: https://uwaterloo.ca/human-resources/support-employees/benefits) includes:
- Extended health care benefit designed to help cover the cost of necessary health care expenses which are not covered by OHIP. Benefit includes prescription drug coverage, paramedical services, hospital/ambulance coverage and medical equipment/supplies.
- Dental benefit is designed to help cover the cost of necessary dental care expenses. Benefit includes basic, major restorative and orthodontic services.
- Disability benefits are designed to provide you with income continuation during periods of illness or injury. Coverage includes long-term disability (insured by Canada Life) and sick leave (salary continuance)
- Life insurance provides protection and security for you and your family in event of death. Coverage includes basic life and optional life for employees, and Optional Spousal Life.
- Tuition benefit provides encouragement and financial assistance to employees and eligible retirees wishing to take education programs for themselves or their eligible children

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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