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Former Employee Resources

These services are available to all current NAIT staff as well as former NAIT staff.

For all former NAIT staff, this service will be available for 24 months after leaving NAIT Employment.

Former Employee Login 

If you have any questions, please contact Payroll at (780) 491-3070 or by e-mail at payroll1@nait.ca. For technical assistance please contact ITS Help Desk by phone at (780) 471-8624 or by email at helpline@nait.ca.

Important information for former AUPE staff

Requesting retroactive pay for 2019/20

On Dec. 17, 2020 NAIT, 6 other post-secondary institutions (PSIs) and AUPE participated in a virtual arbitration hearing regarding a wage reopener agreement. This agreement represented the last year of the 3-year term of the 2017-2020 collective agreement.  

On March 25, the arbitrator awarded AUPE staff at these PSIs a 1% pay increase, retroactive to July 1, 2019. As a result, AUPE staff who were employed by NAIT after July 1, 2019 are eligible to apply for retroactive pay. The deadline to submit a request for retroactive pay is June 12, 2021.

How to request retroactive pay

To request retroactive pay, please follow these steps by June 12, 2021:

  1. Login to the Former Employee Portal. You will be required to enter your last name, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) and your social insurance number.
    • Please do not click the "enable screen reader mode" checkbox.
  2. Click on the "AUPE Retroactive Pay Request" tile.
  3. Follow the directions on the screen. Please review your contact information and banking information and update it if necessary. We must have the correct information to make the deposit.
  4. Click the submit button. You will see a message indicating your request was submitted successfully.

Please do not submit more than one request for retroactive pay. If you do, you will see a message indicating you have already made a submission.

Payment to former employees will be processed in the pay period ending June 26, 2021. Former salaried staff will see payment deposited on July 2. Former casual staff will see payment deposited July 6.

Frequently Asked Questions: Wage Arbitration and Retroactive Pay

Are staff who no longer work at NAIT eligible to receive the retroactive pay?

Yes, AUPE staff who were employed at NAIT after July 1, 2019 are eligible to receive retroactive pay.

How do I request the retroactive pay?

Former staff can request the retroactive pay at nait.ca/hr. Please make sure you update your contact and banking information when you submit your request, as your pay will be issued through direct deposit.

When is the deadline to request retroactive pay?

Former staff have 60 days to request retroactive pay. June 12, 2021 is the last day you can submit a request. Payment will not be issued to any former employees until the request period ends.

When will payment to former employees be issued?

Payment to former employees will be processed in the pay period ending June 26, 2021.

Former salaried staff will see payment deposited on July 2. Former casual staff will see payment deposited July 6.

Is this taxable income?

Yes, the retroactive payment is considered to be taxable and pensionable income. The income will be reported on your 2021 T4, which you can access in early 2022. Former employees can retrieve their T4 from nait.ca/hr

Will I have the option to direct my retroactive pay to an RRSP or TFSA, as opposed to having I on my pay cheque?

No. The retroactive payment is considered wages, not a severance, so the payment will be deposited directly to your bank account.

Who can I contact if I have a question about this process?

If you have questions about how to apply for retroactive pay, please send an email to payroll1@nait.ca.

What is a wage reopener negotiation?

A wage reopener is an opportunity for the employer and the union to negotiate the wages for a particular time period after the normal collective bargaining process concludes. 

Why did AUPE have a wage reopener?

The wage reopener was negotiated in the last round of bargaining with AUPE. At the time, AUPE accepted 0% increases for years 1 and 2 (which still permits in-grid movement) and agreed to a wage reopener negotiation for year 3. 

Why did this negotiation go straight to arbitration?

While typically these negotiations would take place between the employer and the union, AUPE and Alberta PSIs agreed to take the issue of wages for the third year of the collective agreement to binding arbitration as has been done by other public sector unions in Alberta. This includes the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. 

As a result, two groups representing PSIs in the province went forward to arbitration, rather than going forward individually. The first group, representing 8 PSIs, received a 1% retroactive pay increase to July 1, 2019 from an arbitration decision issued in November 2020. The second group, which includes NAIT, was awarded the same in March 2020.

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