Each establishment shall provide a parking space for the resident.
Call duty parking fees
During a call period and in the two (2) hours following such a period, parking shall be free-of-charge for the resident. In addition, when his work schedule requires him to leave the establishment after 21:00, parking shall be free- of-charge.
Reimbursements shall be made upon submission of the appropriate supporting documents.
Parking is free-of-charge, on weekdays, on the day when call duty begins. It is also without charge during the call period, and for two hours following that period.
As a term of application of Article 19.01, the parties agree that the resident shall pay for his parking space at one-half (½) the rate determined for the other doctors of the resident’s main facility. The facility may not demand payment for parking from the resident for a period that exceeds the length of his rotation. Parking is, however, free-of-charge for the resident who does not hold a monthly permit, on a weekday, during the day when the on-call schedule begins.
When the resident holding a parking permit has to go to another facility than the one covered by his permit in the performance of his duties, he shall have access to a parking space without charge or, failing that, the resident shall be reimbursed for the cost of parking by his establishment upon submission of the appropriate supporting documents.
Payment for the parking space must not be for a duration greater than that of the rotation. Thus, if you begin a rotation on January 16 and end it on February 12, you do not have to pay for a parking pass for the whole of January and the whole of February. You will pay only for the rotation period.
You pay for your parking space in the facility where you spend the most time. Thus, if most of your rotation is carried out at the Royal Victoria Hospital, for instance, you will pay for your monthly parking permit at the RVH. But if you have to go to another facility which does not recognize your parking permit in the context of your work, your parking will have to be reimbursed by your establishment, upon submission of supporting documents. Note that each establishment has established its procedures which must be followed in order to obtain reimbursement of parking fees. Check with your establishment’s Teaching Office for further details.
Parking for courses
In the event that the resident has to go to a facility other than his main facility to take a course, the parties agree that the establishment shall reimburse him one-half (½) the visitor parking rate for his parking space. The application for reimbursement shall contain the appropriate supporting documents.
The collective agreement makes a distinction between times when you are “at work” and when you are present at a site solely for “academic” purposes. The boundary between the status of “salaried employee” and “postgraduate” is often very indistinct, so the status has to be determined from the context (who requires your presence at this site, and to what main purpose?).
The establishment has to reimburse residents half the visitor rate when you have to go there to take a course. Each establishment has established its own procedure for reimbursing parking fees. Check with your establishment’s Teaching Office for further details.
The establishment shall agree to the association’s request to meet in order to resolve any issues concerning parking safety, access or availability, or the application of this article.
Circular for reimbursement of resident’s travel expenses
The travel, accommodation and living expenses to which residents are entitled are listed in the Circular concerning reimbursement of residents’ travel expenses. This Circular integrated with Appendix III shall take effect on July 1, 2019, and remain in effect until the renewal of this Agreement.
Effective July 1, 2019, when you perform a rotation required by your program and associated with the competencies to be acquired with a view to obtaining your specialist certification (RCPSC, CFPC, Collège) in an establishment located more than 50 kilometres from your university region or FMU, as the case may be, you may obtain reimbursement for travel, accommodation and living expenses. Thus you are entitled to:
Travel expenses: $0.440 per km up to a maximum of two return trips per rotation period..
Accommodation expenses: be accommodated by the establishment, the Federation or the Association, or, if no such accommodation is available, receive $580 per rotation period.
Living expenses: $225 per rotation period.
The establishment where you are on rotation at the time you are entitled to these reimbursements is responsible for paying these expenses. It will do so upon submission of the appropriate supporting documents. So it is important to retain them so you can submit them. But, as the reimbursement procedure may vary slightly from one establishment to another, we invite you to check with the Teaching Office for further information.
The parties agree to set up a joint committee to review any issue concerning the application of Article 19.06.
Notwithstanding the effective date specified in Article 19.06, from July 1, 2018 onward, the resident who, within the framework of a rotation and at the establishment’s request, is required to perform home visits can benefit from the reimbursement terms with respect to his travel expenses provided for in Article 5 or 6 of the Circular concerning reimbursement of residents’ travel expenses in Appendix III of the Agreement. Nevertheless, as far as possible, the use of public transit should be favoured. To benefit from such reimbursements, the resident shall provide supporting documents appropriate to the circumstances of the travel.
If you make home visits in the course of your duties, you can be reimbursed for your travel expenses at the rate of $0.440 per km, or the equivalent of the cost of the public transit used. The establishment where you are on rotation is responsible for paying these expenses. It will do so upon submission of the appropriate supporting documents. It is therefore important to retain them so you can submit them. But, as the reimbursement procedure may vary slightly from one establishment to another, we invite you to check with the Teaching Office or its equivalent for further information.