Welcome to your support page, where you’ll find important information on your assignment including working with us, getting started, submitting your timesheets, getting paid and signing up for benefits.
Working With Us
BOWEN delivers a high-quality, high-touch service to our candidates. We support you with a dedicated service delivery team that has extensive industry knowledge and experience. Through periodic check-ins with both our clients and contractors, our relationship-focused approach to managing your contract includes face-to-face meetings and advisory services to help contractors manage their current assignment and their next opportunity. While many organizations address contractor management as either a job-family-specific or classification-specific solution, BOWEN’s approach is to look at it as a transparent, enterprise-wide solution. We support and serve a full scope of job family functions across all contractor types, from independent contractors to sole proprietors to T4 payrolled contractors. So, let us manage the details, so that you can focus on doing what you do best.
Our contractors benefit from:
- Eligibility for a low-cost, optional group benefits plan
- Quick, reliable payment within five to ten days
- Access to desktop and mobile time and expense approval
- Members-only access to networking events and social media groups
- Proactive standardized process for onboarding and off boarding
- Full range of services tailored for independent contractors to reduce compliance and tax risks
- Exclusive retail discounts, featuring products and services from top brands across Canada
- Peace of mind knowing that BOWEN manages source deductions and ensures compliance with employment and tax law
Getting Started With BOWEN
As you get started on your new contract assignment with our client, we have the online and mobile-friendly tools ready to make it easy to work with BOWEN. Watch for an email invitation from your BOWEN Assignment Manager with your username and password to access your candidate profile and timesheets on our secure website at mybowen.ca
BOWEN will administer contractors as independent contractors if it’s agreed upon by your on-site supervisor. Our Assignment Managers will work with you to help determine your eligibility for independent contractor administration and answer any questions you may have.
While you are a contractor through BOWEN, we want you to feel like a BOWEN employee. Our Contractor Handbook includes everything you need to know about us from group benefits and perks to getting paid. Browse through it before starting your assignment:
Let’s get you ready to go. As a BOWEN temporary or contract employee, we need a few key documents before you begin your assignment. Send these forms to your BOWEN Assignment Manager, who may also ask you to sign off on policies that may apply to your assignment before starting.
We need your completed Federal TD1 and Provincial TD1 forms to BOWEN’s payroll team before your assignment starts. Please visit the CRA website and select the form that applies to you:
Download and complete our direct deposit form and submit it along with your void cheque.
If your position is classified as safety-sensitive, this means you are in role that requires verified certification, medical clearance or other compliance-related verification. You may be required to complete additional measures before you begin working. Check with your BOWEN Assignment Manager to confirm your pre-employment requirements.
Policies, User Guides & Incident Report Form
The following guides will help you find answers on our policies, payroll deadlines and instructions for timesheets and expenses on mybowen.ca. We`re just a phone call away if you have a question or need clarification.
- BOWEN Contract Employee Policies
- BOWEN Independent Contractor Policy
- BOWEN Health and Safety Policy
- Fitness For Duty Policy
- BOWEN Personal Protective Equipment Policy
- BOWEN Violence and Harassment Policy
- BOWEN Acceptable Use of Technology Policy
- BOWEN Payroll Policy
- BOWEN Independent Contractor Payment Policy
- BOWEN Business Code of Ethics
- BOWEN Safe Driving Policy
Hit the ground running with the important basics for candidates and contractors including: how to log in, submit timesheets, expenses and allowances, and more.
See erecruit in action with our video tutorial below for candidates and contractors. This video is a guideline only; refer to the user guides above for all features available to you.
Stay connected with erecruit tools from your mobile device. Get to know our mobile site with our user guide for candidates, contractors and client contacts:
Learn more about BOWEN’s system of tools for contractors, along with FAQs and support at:
Managing Pay, Expenses & Allowances
The following guides will help you find answers on our policies, payroll deadlines and instructions for timesheets and expenses on mybowen.ca We`re just a phone call away if you have a question or need clarification.
You are responsible to ensure that your timesheet is approved in advance of the deadline: Monday 1 p.m. MT. Late timesheet approvals will result in a delay of payment to the week following approval. Submit a timesheet for each week of contract, including zero-hour timesheets for weeks not worked.
Overtime hours are calculated on both a daily and weekly basis. To provide complete visibility for supervisors of the total hours worked during a pay period, you will record both regular and overtime hours on a timesheet. Find a guide below:
We make it easy to get paid for eligible allowances and expenses. Enter and upload your receipts and supporting documents all in one place, using the expense tab on our online timesheets. Skip the notes or comments on your timesheet when entering expenses and allowances, as we don’t refer to these when processing reimbursements.
Did you know that BOWEN adds all taxes to your reimbursement for eligible expenses, while on assignment with our client? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your receipt amounts line up with our calculations, to avoid payment delays:
BOWEN Contractor Group Benefits Program
Our group benefits program has been exclusively developed for BOWEN’s contingent workforce and their families. To qualify for the program, you must be currently working for BOWEN, have worked an average of 30 hours per week and have been on assignment or will be starting an assignment that is at least six months.
Perkopolis Discount Program
We’ve partnered with Perkopolis to bring you access to various discounted products and services including: theatre, hotels, attractions, movies, shopping, travel and much more from top brands and retailers across Canada. You simply create an account, login to the website and add products to your shopping cart. Payment is processed online and the products are delivered to you either electronically or directly to your home address. Please visit the FAQ section of their website for more information regarding shipping costs, delivery times, payment methods and more.
If you need a hand or have questions, don’t hesitate to connect with your BOWEN Assignment Manager.