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Why Waterloo?

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Why work at the University of Waterloo

The success of our institution’s programs, research and students hinges on our employees. Help us lead the way. Put your skills, vision and experience to work at Waterloo.

As an employee, you will enjoy a defined-benefit pension plan, an extended health care plan, dental benefits and group life insurance. In addition, Waterloo offers tuition benefits for employees and their children. The University of Waterloo also has a variety of associations and committees that give employees a voice, working with the University’s senior administration on employment policies, benefits, compensation and other organization issues.

Career development

As a Waterloo employee, you’ll enjoy significant opportunities to grow your career through leadership training, organizational development workshops and secondments. Faculty and staff at every level can take advantage of confidential career advisement and coaching through our employee career advisor.

Campus community

We provide a welcoming, inclusive environment where every member of our campus community can achieve their full potential. Our on-campus amenities include theatres, art galleries, full athletic facilities, extensive green space — including a 109-hectare environmental reserve — and more. Parents can take advantage of on-site child-care facilities, as well as children’s programs and summer camps.

One of Canada’s best cities to live and work

The University of Waterloo is proud to call Waterloo Region home. Situated approximately 100 kilometres west of Toronto and easily accessed via Highway 401, the Region blends big-city amenities with a small-town sense of community. Roughly 600,000 residents are spread across the thriving urban centres of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as rural townships where horse-drawn Mennonite buggies are still a common sight.