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Training & development allowance

The training & development allowance is a supplement to the UFV in-service professional development fund, and can be used for approved professional development activities. As a permanent employee of UFV, you have access to a training and development allowance which will be prorated to the full-time equivalent of your employment contract.

You can submit one claim (per fiscal) for:

  • Internet connection fees
  • Computer purchases (once every three years)
  • Approved research expenses eligible under UFV guidelines for non-in-service professional development

If you submit a claim for the reimbursement for the purchase of a computer, you will be confirming the computer is for your use and it is the property of UFV for three years as per Canada Revenue Guidelines for this non-taxable benefit.

Application process

Step 1: Complete the training & development allowance form

Step 2: Email the completed form along with original receipts to the Professional Development team or drop off the documents at the HR office (Abbotsford campus, A288).

Frequently asked questions

To access training and development funds for a professional development activity, you must first submit an in-service professional development application. If the expenses submitted for your in-service professional development activity exceed the funds approved and available from your professional development funds, the additional expenses will be reimbursed automatically from your training and development allowance.

All training & development allowance claims must be received in Human Resources by March 31st in order to be reimbursed from the current fiscal years’ funding. Any claims received after this date will not be eligible for reimbursement.

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