Partial-Load Registry (Updated: April 2022)

Updated: April 21, 2022

Changes to the Partial Load Registry: 

As of the Imposed Terms and Conditions forced onto faculty in Dec 2021 by the Employer, there have been certain changes to the Partial-Load Registry. Following the conclusion of binding interest arbitration with arbitrator William Kaplan, we anticipate these changes will remain in our new collective agreement. 

  1. The Registry will no longer be for the calendar year, but for the academic year (September to August).
  2. The deadline for registration will be April 30, 2022.
  3. All previously taught courses while in part-time, partial-load, and/or sessional status will count towards hiring priority.

As the previous Registry rules cover the time period until December 2022, it means the current registration will only be for the latter half of the academic year (January – August 2023). 

Registration to the 2023 Partial-Load Registry is currently open for all past and present partial-load faculty. The deadline to register your interest for partial-load work for Jan 2023 – August 2023 is April 30, 2022. 

To register, visit Humber College’s PL Registry page: 

Please note: Registration to the PL Registry is an annual task that is managed by the College; the Union has no control over the registration process or the Registry List. If you registered in previous years, you must still register for subsequent years. Registration does not carry over year to year.

Registering for the PL Registry is the first step to ensuring you receive hiring priority for courses on a PL contract. The Registry list looks at faculty’s seniority, found on the PL Seniority List, to determine hiring priority. The person with higher service credits should be offered the PL contract first. If this is not the case, please get in touch with us ASAP. 

Partial Load Registry FAQ

What is the Partial-load Registry?

The Partial-Load Registry is a product of the 2017 – 2021 CAAT-A Collective Agreement that provides an increased level of job protection for partial-load faculty (i.e. teaching 7 – 12 hours per week). By registering, employees are confirming their desire for future work as a partial-load employee at Humber College for the upcoming academic year. This registry also documents each registered partial-load employee’s job experience, including their service months, what courses they have previously taught since Fall 2017 at Humber, and the School(s) in which those courses were taught. The onus is on the faculty member to demonstrate any previous courses taught prior to Fall 2017.

Why does the Registry exist?

The Partial Load Registry exists to offer more senior partial-load workers some job security. Prior to 2017, managers could assign partial-load contracts to whomever they wanted. In other words, once you achieved PL status, it wasn’t a guarantee that you’d remain there.  The Registry forces managers to recognize the seniority of workers and offer them partial-load contracts. 

Who can register?

Any past or presently partial-load employees at Humber may register their interest.

Why should I register?

The collective agreement now requires the College to give hiring priority to registered partial-load faculty. This means that when Associate Deans or Deans determine that there is a need to hire a partial-load employee, they must consult the Registry and first offer the course to a qualified partial-load faculty that has previously taught the course. To be considered as “qualified”, you must be registered in the Registry, and be either currently employed as a partial-load employee or have 8 service month credits of partial-load teaching in the past 4 years. Check your service credits here. Therefore, if you do not register, you may not receive teaching opportunities that you otherwise would have been eligible to receive. Please note that registration must happen each and every year. Registration for a previous year does not automatically register you for future years.

How do I register? 

Go to: and provide the necessary information. Upon registration completion, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation immediately, we recommend re-registering again. And if that still does not produce a confirmation email, please contact immediately.  

When do I register?

Registration is now open and will close on April 30, 2022. Please be aware that late registrations will not be accepted.

Who maintains the Registry?

The Registry is maintained by the College, not the Union. The only information on the Registry that we have is shared with you above (top of the page).

Once I register, am I automatically in the Registry?

No, you are not. The College still runs a check to ensure you’re eligible: you must either be currently employed as a partial-load employee or have 8 service month credits of partial-load teaching in the past 4 years. If you are not eligible, the College should email you to notify you of your ineligibility.

Where can I find my N number?

We recommend logging into Banner (MyHumber) where you would usually go to look for your schedule. At the top right hand corner of your schedule, you will see your name and your N number. You may also find your N number on your payslip via HRMS.

I still have questions! Who can I contact?

Please feel free to contact your local Steward or the union office at any time. A list of your local stewards can be found here:

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