TA & CI: Training Information

For Department Administrators and Coordinators

At the University of Toronto, students working as teaching assistants, teaching laboratory assistants, graders, and instructors are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3902, Unit 1.

As per the 2021-2023 collective agreement between CUPE 3902, Unit 1 and the University of Toronto, first-time teaching assistants and first-contract Course Instructors shall receive 4 hours and 6 hours of paid job training, respectively.  In addition to the first appointment training, the University shall provide 2 hours of work-related paid training per academic year win which a TA or CI holds at least one appointment. Teaching Assistants or Course Instructors can request additional training, up to 4 hours, for each subsequent appointment.

It is the responsibility of the hiring department to provide job training.  However, the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) offers a number of services to support departments in meeting this mandate.

Please visit the TATP Job Training page and the TATP Workshops page for the most up-to-date information on events and training.

Any questions regarding the TATP Job Training should be directed to: services.ta@utoronto.ca.