Benefits

The Town of Oakville provides full-time staff with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Coverage includes extended health care, dental, emergency medical travel assistance, long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance.

Please select your employee group below for more information or to view the Group Benefits Booklet. You can also find more information on benefit coverage, status of claims, forms and other benefits information at Sun Life Member Sign-In website.

Unifor Local 1256 (pdf, 215 kB)
CUPE Local 1329 (pdf, 293 kB)
CUPE Local 136 (pdf, 208 kB)
OPFFA (pdf, 205 kB)
Non-Union (pdf, 237 kB)
Non-Union Contract with Benefits (pdf, 317 kB)

Benefit forms

Dental Claim (pdf, 111 kB)
Extended Health Care Claim (pdf, 114 kB)
Dental & Health Spending Account Claim (pdf, 120 kB)
Extended Health Care & Health Spending Account Claim (pdf, 125 kB)

Other benefit information

Dispensing fees

All Town of Oakville Group Benefit Plans have a dispensing fee cap for prescription drugs. Refer to your specific Group Benefit booklet for details.

When you present your drug card to your pharmacist, the portion that is covered by the plan will be paid automatically, if the pharmacy’s dispensing fee is over your benefit maximum you will need to pay the difference.

For a complete list of pharmacy dispensing fees in Ontario please open the Manion Wilkins 2016 Dispensing Fee Report. Please note that Costco has one of the lowest dispensing fees and you don’t have to be a Costco member to use the pharmacy.

Technology Purchase Plan

If you are a full-time employee and have passed your probationary period, you are eligible to participate in the Technology Purchase Plan. The purpose of this plan is to encourage the technological proficiency of employees by helping staff acquire current technology that is directly related to their work. View the Technology Purchase Plan brochure (pdf, 134 kB) for details.

Canada Savings Bonds (CSB)

The Town of Oakville offers you an easy and convenient way to purchase savings bonds using the Payroll Savings Program. This campaign runs once a year between mid-September to mid-October, and allows you to purchase new bonds or change the deduction amount of your existing bond(s). You must be a full-time employee to participate in the CSB Payroll Savings Program. Contact the Pension & Benefits Administrator for more information or visit the Canada Savings Bond website.

Employee Fitness Memberships

You must be a full-time town or full-time library employee to be eligible for discounted fitness memberships at town recreation centres. You must have a Confirmation of Full Time Status form completed by Payroll before signing up at the recreation centre. This form is required to confirm your status and apply for a discounted membership. For more details please refer to the Employee Fitness Program Procedure.

Sick Benefits/Short Term Disability (STD)

The Town of Oakville provides its employees with a wide range of income-replacement plans based on their specific employee group. Our disability-benefit plans are designed with the continuing health and well-being of our staff in mind, assisting as they recover from illness or injury.

Our disability benefit plans include:

  • Sick Benefits
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability Benefits

If you become ill or injured and are unable to work due to a non-occupational injury, you may be eligible for short-term disability benefits.

Coverage varies according to employee group. More information about this coverage and how it applies to you is available in your collective agreements. If you are not covered by a collective agreement, please view the Non-Union STD brochure (pdf, 434 kB) for more information.

Part-time, short-term contract, student, or seasonal employees are not eligible for short term disability benefits.

Workplace Safety & Insurance Benefits

If you are absent from work due to a compensable accident or illness and a full-time permanent employee, the town will advance you the amount equal to your normal take-home pay after appropriate deductions have been made. Additional information can be found in your collective agreement or by contacting the HR Disability Claims Coordinator.

Part-time, contract, student, or seasonal employees are not covered through advances. WSIB benefits are paid directly by the WSIB at 85 per cent of your net pay, should your claim be approved.

Both the employer and employee have responsibilities in participating in an early and safe return to work as outlined under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits

LTD provides income protection should you become disabled. After the 90-day elimination period requirement has been satisfied, or after you have exhausted your sick leave/STD benefits (whichever is longer), and if your disability claim is approved, you will be eligible to receive LTD benefits.

Benefits under this program will be decreased by the same amount of any disability benefits received from other sources.

Coverage varies according to employee group. Details on how this coverage applies to you can be found in your employee group Benefits booklet above.

More information about this coverage is also available in the collective agreements.  If you are not covered by a collective agreement, please view the Non-Union Benefits booklet for more information.

Part-time, contract, student, or seasonal employees are not eligible for LTD benefits.

Working past 65

You may elect to work past the normal retirement age. Please view the town's Working Past 65 brochure for unionized (pdf, 342 kB) and non-union (pdf, 356 kB) staff for more information.