North Island College

Courtenay, B.C. | (324 faculty employees) and the North Island College Faculty Association (NICFA)

North Island College
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Signed on Jan. 1, 2020.

Shift premium: Occupational first aid certificate: $55 per month for grade 3; $45 per month for grade 2; $35 per month for grade 1.

Paid holidays: 12 days. 3 day Christmas vacation break will be given, in addition to statutory holidays between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Vacations with pay: 40 days per year (employees with less than 1 year of service will have vacation entitlements pro-rated). Vacation pay will be calculated at 6% of pay for sessional faculty and 4% of pay for casual faculty over duration of employment periods.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Vision: $650 every 24 months.

Sick leave: 100% for first 30 calendar days; STD at 70% weekly indemnity for next 21 weeks; LTD at 70% thereafter.

AD&D: Coverage of 3 times annual salary, maximum $800,000.

Life insurance: Coverage of 3 times annual salary, maximum $800,000.

Pension: All new employees must participate in college pension plan.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (parents, spouse, common-law spouse, child, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparents, grandchild, any relative who has been residing in same household). If necessary, employee will be provided with allowance for immediate return traveling time.

Probationary period: 12 months for regular employees, sessional employees 50% or more and more than 4 months in position. Probationary period may be extended by employer for additional 6 months for improvements in performance.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months, commencing with effective date of layoff.

Severance: 2 weeks of pay for each year of service, maximum 6 months of pay.

Sample rates of annual pay (current):

Provincial salary scale


1: $98,978

2: $92,721

3: $86,367

4: $82,836

5: $79,799

6: $76,768

7: $73,731

8: $70,699

9: $67,664

10: $64,628

11: $61,596

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Instructional assistant

1: $34.38

2: $32.52

3: $31.59

Editor’s notes: Professional development funding: Employer will provide 1.5% of total faculty bargaining unit salary budget into professional development fund. All regular full-time faculty will have 22 working days per year for professional development. Computer purchase plan: Employer will assist employees for purchase of computers, software, peripheral equipment, maximum $4,000 per employee per application. Employer will pay 10% of costs, employee will pay 90% of costs through 52 equal installments via payroll deduction plan.

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