Relocation Resources for New Faculty

Row Houses in Walkerville

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This webpage has been created to provide new hires some of the resources necessary to prepared for their move to Essex County. The Office of the Provost is standing by to assist you in your transition to the University of Windsor.

Living Accommodations

Faculty who are new to Windsor-Essex generally achieve positive outcomes by working with a knowledgeable local realtor. University of Windsor employees typically live in several areas of Windsor and many of the surrounding communities, including LaSalle, Tecumseh, and beyond. The neighbourhood that best suits your needs depends on your unique profile. An experienced real estate professional can help you make this important decision.

To browse local real estate listings and/or connect with an area Realtor, consult the Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors website. You can also search listings using the Realtor.ca website.

Temporary Accommodations

While the University does not provide temporary accommodations for recently relocated faculty and staff, there are several options for short-term rentals in Windsor. Please note that the following information is provided as a courtesy by the University of Windsor's Faculty Recruitment Coordinator. While this list has been curated in good faith, the University is neither affiliated with nor does it explicitly endorse any of the following independent services. Use your judgment when entering into an agreement with any housing provider.

Canterbury College (May to August)
During the Intersession and Summer months, Canterbury College offers clean and comfortable short-term and conference stay accommodations in resident homes on the edge of campus.

Lanspeary Suites
Two executive extended stay, multi-suite residences, including five centrally located suites in downtown Windsor, and three options further east on the banks of the Detroit River. All accommodations are fully furnished and available to be rented on a monthly basis.

Mainstream Suites Professional Accommodations
A variety of well-appointed suites conveniently located in downtown Windsor, a short drive from campus. Includes on-site complimentary parking.

Randolph Manor Executive Apartments
Fully furnished studios and one- and two-bedroom apartment units designed with corporate travellers’ needs in mind. Located on a mature, tree-lined boulevard a short walk away from both campus and Windsor’s waterfront promenade. Short- and long-term accommodations are available.

University Place Rooms and Suites
Various accommodation for students, professionals and travellers conveniently close to the University of Windsor.

Walkerville Suites
A fully furnished four-plex located in Windsor's "Via Italia" neighbourhood, a short drive from campus. Each suite includes two bedrooms and one bathroom and just under 900 square feet of living space.

Kijiji: Furnished short-term rentals

Moving Resources

Moving Companies

The University has no official working relationship with nor does it formally endorse any particular moving company. That said, we have composed a list of Essex County movers with which UWindsor faculty and staff have had positive experiences in the past. To the best of our understanding, the following companies offer reasonable rates and have good reputations for delivering on schedule.

Please note that several other options are available, and you are under no obligation to work with one of the listed vendors. You may choose any moving company that offers you the best rate.

AMJ Campbell Van Lines

  • Contact: Susan Friest, Vice-President
  • Email: sfriest@amjcampbell.com
  • Direct line: 905-795-3463 | Toll-free: 1-800-668-5364

Armstrong International Movers

  • Contact: Stephen Gray, CRP, Director, National Accounts
  • Email: steve@armmove.com
  • Direct line: (905) 795-6783 | Toll-free:1-866-670-3600 ext 252

Premier Van Lines

  • Contact: Clint Griffin
  • Email: cgiffin@premierevanlines.com
  • Direct line: (902) 468-4313 | Toll-free: 1-800-465-0000

Collective Agreement on Moving and Storage

For more details on moving and storage, refer to "Article L: REIMBURSEMENT FOR MOVING AND STORAGE COSTS" in the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Refer to the Department of Human Resources’ Collective Agreements directory to access this document.

Issues and Complaints

If you have any complaints to report about your moving experiences, please email recruit@uwindsor.ca. We will do our best to resolve any issues you may have.

Reimbursement Procedures

Moving expenses are handled by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic. After you have secured a moving company, please ask the mover to send an electronic quotation to Ms. Iva Gentcheva (ivag@uwindsor.ca, ext. 2003), Senior Administrative Officer, Office of the  Provost and Vice-President, Academic (room 103 Assumption Hall). Iva will arrange a purchase order based on the information provided. For questions on your moving allowance and reimbursement procedures please contact Iva.

Collective Agreement

The University of Windsor is signatory to eight discrete Collective Agreements.

Refer to the Department of Human Resources’ page with the Collective Agreements with the Windsor University Faculty Association, and CUPE Local 4580 - Graduate and Teaching Assistants..

Refer to the Department of Human Resources’ Collective Agreements for a complete list of currently binding agreements with Union staff groups.

Benefits Information

University of Windsor Faculty and Librarians enjoy Green Shield health and dental coverage, including out-of-province/country travel coverage. For information about this coverage and several other employee benefits, consult the Department of Human Resources website.

Pension Information

The University of Windsor supports the retirement savings plans of its eligible faculty and employees, through contributions to one of four registered pension plans. Detailed information about your pension is available via the Department of Human Resources.

Employee Assistance Program

The University of Windsor has retained Shepell.fgi, an outside counselling service, to provide free-of-charge professional counselling and information services to staff and their eligible immediate family members. There is no referral required by the University or by a physician/counsellor. All calls are private and confidential to Shepell.fgi and no individual information is shared with Human Resources or the University. If longer-term or more specialized counselling is required, Shepell.fgi will make a referral to the appropriate professional or agency in your community.

For more information about this program, please consult the Department of Human Resources' Employee Assistance Program website.

Employee Engagement and Development

The University of Windsor values and encourages the professional development of employees. The services provided by Employee Engagement & Development, an arm of the Department of Human Resources, are evidence of the University's commitment to enhancing the capacity of staff to not only meet the Mission and Vision of the University but also to help employees achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

The Department of Human Resources encourages all new faculty members to visit its website often to learn about the many services and personal and professional development opportunities it provides.

Finding a Doctor

Finding a personal or family physician in Windsor-Essex is currently a straightforward process for most people. The Essex County Medical Society (ECMS) provides a list of physicians currently accepting new patients. This directory includes general practitioners, paediatricians, and specialists in several fields. If you have a specific request, the ECMS encourages you to contact it directly.

Alternatively, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit provides a directory of publicly accessible walk-in clinics in our region.

Get in touch:

For further information and assistance regarding any part of the relocation process, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic.

Note: This site is a living document, the goal of which is to improve, in some small way, the working lives of University of Windsor faculty. We are eager to collaborate with the campus community to better this service over time. If you can identify any knowledge gaps, missing resources, or outdated or erroneous information on this site, please contact Iva Gentcheva, Senior Adminstrative Officer, without hesitation.