This report presents findings from a national survey of contract academic teaching staff at Canadian post-secondary institutions.
Briefs & Reports
Responding to the Academic Sector’s Use of TFWPs - CAUT Submission to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
The growing underemployment and unemployment in the academic sector suggests that the use of both the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP), and short-term contract work more generally, must be more judiciously considered by all stakeholders.
It is time for the federal government to become a stronger partner for PSE to foster a high quality, affordable, and accessible system for all. A bolder vision is needed to ensure the sustainability of Canada’s post-secondary education system in order to promote the economic, social and cultural success of our country.
CAUT Submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology re Statutory Review of the Copyright Act (July 2018)
The Parliament of Canada is currently reviewing the Copyright Act, legislation that has a profound effect on the creation, ownership and use of literary and artistic works. In addition to appearing before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), and meeting with individual MPs and senior public servants, CAUT has also advanced the copyright position of academic staff by submitting a brief directly to INDU.
Starting salaries and other terms for many academic positions are often negotiated on an individual basis. This can put some candidates at a disadvantage and perpetuate inequities in the academy. The newly-updated Handbook for Negotiating Starting Salaries is intended to supplement the assistance provided by academic staff associations and help candidates negotiate a fair deal.