Here is a quick reference list of links in the LFS TA Info Portal about the LFS TA Application that will help answer your questions regarding your TA appointment(s). Please contact the Academic Coordinator at lfs.ta@ubc.ca if there is a certain answer or topic you can’t find.

Online TA Application

  • What is the URL for the LFS online TA application?
  • How do I find out if I’m getting an offer?
  • How many hours per term am I allowed to work as a TA?
  • What happens to the confidential supporting documentation I’m required to provide?

Job Descriptions

  • Where can I find the job description for the TA position I have been offered?

LFS TA Offer email

  • I can’t find the email I received with my TA offer. Where can I find a copy?
  • What are the start/end dates of my appointment?
  • What documents will I need to submit if I accept an offer?

SIN and Study Permit Info

  • What is a Social Insurance Number and where can I get one?
  • Do I need a valid study permit to TA?
  • What will happen to my offer(s) if I can’t provide the required documents to process my appointment?

Information for TA’s

Mandatory Training Requirements

  • Is there any required employee training that I have to have before I can start my TA assignment?

Payment Information

  • What are the start/end dates of my appointment?
  • How often will I get paid?
  • How do I set up Direct Deposit for my GTA appointment?
  • I already have Direct Deposit for my awards/scholarship/fellowship payments.  Do I still have to set up Direct Deposit with Payroll?
  • How do I get paid?
  • How much will I make?
  • How much vacation time do I have as a TA and when can I take it?
  • How can I get an electronic statement of my earnings (paystub)?
  • Where can I get a copy of my T4 or T4A?

Employee ID and Campus Wide Login (CWL)

  • I can’t access Canvas, do you know why?
  • Who do I contact to get my CWL sign in PIN?

Tuition Fee Payroll Deduction/Fee Deferral for GTA’s

  • How do I apply for tuition fee payroll deduction?
  • What is the application deadline?
  • How do I get a copy of my appointment?

Use of Personal Email Accounts

  • Can I use my hotmail account to communicate with students as a TA?
  • How do I sign up for a UBC email address?

Tracking & Reporting Hours

  • Why do I need to keep a record of the hours I work as a TA?
  • Who do I need to report my hours to and how often?
  • Will I get paid for working more than my contracted hours?


TA Training

What TA training is available for LFS TA’s?

TA Awards and Recognition

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Contact information

  • Who do I contact for information about my TA offer, contract, appointment, etc.?
  • Who is the Payroll Representative for TA’s within LFS?
  • Who are the LFS Training Coordinators and how can I contact them?
  • Does LFS have a CUPE 2278 Union Representative?
  • How do I contact the CUPE 2278 office?


Instructor Resources

  • Full instructions for the LFS TA Application.
  • Fast, one-page selection instructions.
  • Instructions for updating online Job Descriptions.
  • 2019-2020 TA appointments timeline.
  • Overview of TA process.