Pre-Employment Forms and Benefits and Pension Enrolment

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As a new employee, you are required to complete a number of pre-employment forms before beginning your work with the municipality. We are dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible and supporting you on your new journey. Should you have any questions related to the pre-employment process, please email MyHR@Halifax.ca

Pre-Employment Forms

As a new employee, you must complete the following forms and return them to your hiring manager two weeks before your start date.  

Benefits Enrolment

Group benefits eligibility will be indicated in your employment offer letter. 
Your Group Benefits plan is an important element of your total rewards package and balances a number of key objectives including:

  •  Promote health and wellness
  •  Protect your income while you are working
  • Provide you and your family with enhanced wellbeing

Select the employee group that aligns with your new position. Review the benefits enrolment information and make the appropriate selections for you and your family’s needs. Complete the required forms and return them to Employee Services within 30 days of hire:

Halifax Regional Municipality
Employee Services- Human Resources
PO Box 1749
Halifax, NS 
B3J 3A5

If you have questions related to your group benefits options, please email MyHR@Halifax.ca

 

ATU

Benefits at a Glance
ATU Traditional Enrolment Form
Blue Cross- Health Coverage Booklet
Blue Cross- Long Term Disability & Life Insurance Booklet
SSQ- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Booklet

CUPE 108

Benefits at a Glance
Enrolment Form
Blue Cross- Health & Dental Coverage Booklet
Blue Cross- Long Term Disability & Life Insurance Booklet
SSQ- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Booklet
Voluntary Optional Coverage

IAFF

The Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF) have managed their member’s employee benefits since 1997. In 2006 the HPFF created a board of trustees to manage their benefits plans. The board takes a proactive approach to providing benefits to its members and strives to be innovative and on the leading edge of benefits plan design in Canada. Visit hpffbenefits.ca for more information.

HRPA

The Halifax Regional Police Association offers a  comprehensive tiered plan that provides options to better suit needs of our members.  For further information on the HRPA benefit plan, please contact Tara Livingstone at livingt@halifax.ca.

Non-Union & NSUPE 14

Flex Benefits Enrolment Guide 
Flex Enrolment Form
Flex Benefits Selection Form
Blue Cross- Health & Dental Coverage Booklet
Blue Cross- Long Term Disability & Life Insurance Booklet
SSQ- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Booklet
Flex Health Spending Account (HSA) Info Sheet
Flex Benefits Information Sheet (for Interns Only)
Flex Enrolment Form (for Interns Only)
Flex Benefits Selection Form (for Interns Only)

NSUPE 13

Benefits at a Glance
Enrolment Form
Blue Cross- Health & Dental Coverage Booklet
Blue Cross- Long Term Disability & Life Insurance Booklet
SSQ- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Booklet
Voluntary Optional Coverage
Benefits at a Glance (for Interns Only)
Enrolment Form (for Interns Only)

Pension Enrolment

Pension eligibility will be indicated in your employment offer letter. The HRM Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan and is mandatory for all fulltime permanent employees. 
Pension contributions are calculated at 12.21% of your base salary (or 12.56% for public safety occupations). These contributions are matched by the employer. 
Additional information about the pension plan is available at hrmpensionplan.ca.

Please note: Public safety occupations as defined by the HRM Pension Plan typically include HRPA sworn and IAFF positions. If you are uncertain if your position is a public safety occupation, please confirm this with your hiring manager. 

Complete the required forms and return them to Employee Services within 30 days of hire:

Halifax Regional Municipality
Employee Services- Human Resources
PO Box 1749
Halifax, NS 
B3J 3A5

Non- Public Safety Occupations

Pension Plan Information Booklet
Pension Plan Enrolment Form
Pension Plan Beneficiary and Spouse Designation Form
Pension Plan Electronic Communication Consent Form

Public Safety Occupations

Pension Plan Information Booklet
Pension Plan Enrolment Form
Pension Plan Beneficiary and Spouse Designation Form
Pension Plan Electronic Communication Consent Form