Human Resources

Statutory Benefits

Scientist with Molcules

As an employer in Ontario, the University of Western Ontario together with its employees are obligated to contribute to certain programs which are set out by federal or provincial statute. They include the Canada Pension Plan which provides a minimum level of pension payments on retirement to all Canadian workers; Employment Insurance which provides benefits when a Canadian worker is not able to fully participate in the workforce; Ontario Health Insurance Plan, which provides Ontario residents access to physicians, hospital and other health services; and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board program which provides workers in Ontario who are injured while on the job a stream of benefits and supports while they are unable to work due to the injury.