Iqaluit Housing Authority

Iqaluit, Nunavut (51 administrative and support employees) and Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017. Signed on July 13, 2015.

Wage adjustments:
Effective July 1, 2015: 2.2%
Effective July 1, 2017: 2.5%

Paid holidays:  12 days. Time-and-one-half for the first 4 hours worked on a holiday, double time for all hours worked thereafter.

Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month worked to start, 1 2/3 days per month worked after 2 years, 2 1/4 days per month worked after 6 years, 2 1/2 days per month after 10 years and 3 days per month worked after 15 years. Special leave earned is 1/2 day for each calendar month with 80 hours worked and 1/4 day for each calendar months with 45 hours worked, up to a maximum of 25 days.

Overtime: Time and one-half for the first 4 hours of overtime, double time for all hours thereafter.

Sick leave: 1 1/4 days per calendar month with at least 10 days worked. Up to 6 days can be granted in advance if sick leave credits have been used up.

STD: The Northern Employee Benefits Services Group Benefit Plan and other plans are terms and conditions of employment.

LTD: The Northern Employee Benefits Services Group Benefit Plan and other plans are terms and conditions of employment.

AD&D: The Northern Employee Benefits Services Group Benefit Plan and other plans are terms and conditions of employment.

Life Insurance: The Northern Employee Benefits Services Group Benefit Plan and other plans are terms and conditions of employment.

Pension: The Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan is a term and condition of employment for all eligible employees.

Bereavement leave: 5 working days for a death or serious illness in the immediate family or in-law. 4 days' travel time if the death or serious illness is outside of Iqaluit.

Seniority – recall rights: 9 months.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Severance: 2 weeks’ pay for each of the first 2 years of continuous employment and one week’s pay for each succeeding continuous y ear of employment.

Safety shoes: $1,000 per year for maintenance employees and $275 per year for administration employees for those deemed to required safety footwear and gloves.

Uniforms/clothing: Company will provide and replace safety clothing where necessary.

Tool allowance: New journeyman and apprentice employees must supply their own tool kit. Company will replace worn-out or broken tools and supply specialized tools not normally part of a journeyman’s tool kit.

Sample rates of pay:
Tenant relations officer:  $30.49, rising in 6 steps to $35.65
Administration officer: $31.66, rising in 6 steps to $38.18
Administration clerk: $26.91, rising in 6 steps to $32.57
Finance officer: $34.92, rising in 6 steps to $40.53
Finance clerk, warehouse clerk: $28.68, rising in 6 steps to $33.22
Housing maintenance, maintenance officer: $31.66, rising in 6 steps to $38.18
Painter: $33.14, rising in 6 steps to $38.93
Oil burner mechanic, warehouseman: $35.46, rising in 6 steps to $41.76
Carpenter: $35.60, rising in 6 steps to $42.11
Plumber/electrician: $37.67, rising in 6 steps to $44.65
Trades helper: $26.02, rising in 6 steps to $30.49
Casual – administration, maintenance: $18.66

Editor’s notes: Birth or adoption: Special leave of 1 working day for the birth or adoption of a child. Domestic emergency: Up to 5 working days for a domestic emergency. Insufficient work: 4 hours reporting pay when employee reports for work and there is insufficient or no work available. Housing allowance: Housing allowance of $550 per month and utility allowance of $300 per month where employees own a home or are paying rent and utilities.

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