Research Assistants

Payroll

  • My Info (Payslips, T4's and T4A's)
  • Due before 1PM on non-payweek Thursday (Wednesday if a statutory holiday falls between the due date and payday)
  • SFU Payroll Website Useful links and information as well as downloadable forms such as Personal Data Form, TD1, TD1BC, etc.
  • When are the Stat Holidays (i.e. when is the University closed)?
  • How do I request an Income Verification Letter, Immigration Letter, Record of Employment (ROE) or a copy of my T4/T4A?  Go to the Payroll website, then click on "Forms and Resources", then scroll down to "Request for Information".

How to Appoint a Research Assistant

* Appointment Letter-Fillable.pdf
This is for Employment Income only.

Email gpcarch@sfu.ca or mfarmer@sfu.ca with the following information:

  • Person's Name
  • Email Address (SFU email preferred)
  • SFU ID
  • Dates of appointment
  • Grant/Project number
  • Wage - Hourly, Bi-Weekly, or Lump Sum (see below for recommendations)
  • Any maximum for hourly appointments (max. hours or max. pay)?
  • Scholarship or Employment (ie. Does the research have anything to do with their thesis? That is scholarship). Note: Hourly is employment, salary and lump sum can be scholarship.
  • Inclusive or exclusive of approx. 8% for benefits?
  • Appointments must end with a semester - April 30, August 31, December 31.

SFU's Recommended Student Hourly Wage Rates

Student Assistants

Minimum Hourly

Benefits @ 12%

Minimum Total

Maximum Hourly

Benefits @ 12%

Maximum Total

Undergrad

$15.00

$1.80

$16.80

$23.00

$2.76

$25.76

Masters

$15.00

$1.80

$16.80

$31.00

$3.72

$34.72

PhD

$18.00

$2.16

$20.16

$36.50

$4.38

$40.88

Note: “Benefits” includes statutory welfare benefits estimated to be approximately 8% of salary and statutory holiday pay at a fixed rate of 4%. Either one of these percentages may be increased by law, or in the case of welfare benefits, may vary by individual. Nevertheless, for budgeting purposes, the 12% figure should be used.

Work-Study

For Work-Study appointments, please provide the Grad Program Assistant (gpcarch@sfu.ca) the following information:

  • Work-Study declaration form, filled out and signed
  • Student SIN
  • Student ID Number
  • Student Email Address
  • Project Number
  • HAN (Hiring Authorization Number)
  • PAF provided by Financial Aid and Awards when they send the HAN

Summer 2018 Work-Study is from May 7 through August 31

Timesheet Schedule for Hourly Employees

2018

Deadline (1PM) Pay Period
Summer
May 17 May 06 to May 19
May 31 May 20 to Jun 02
June 14 Jun 2 to Jun 16
June 28 Jun 17 to Jun 30
Jul 12 Jul 1 to Jul 14
Jul 26 Jul 15 to Jul 28
Aug 9 Jul 29 to Aug 11  
Aug 23 Aug 12 to Aug 25
Fall
Sep 6
Aug 26 to Sep 8
Sep 20 Sep 9 to Sep 22
Oct 4 Sep 23 to Oct 6
Oct 18 Oct 7 to Oct 20
Nov 1
Oct 21 to Nov 3
Nov 15 Nov 4 to Nov 17
Nov 29 Nov 18 to Dec 1
Dec 13 Dec 2 to Dec 15