Human Resources employees are working remotely until further notice. As such, the reception desk will not be open. The drop box for paperwork is available in the lobby of East Campus 1 (EC1).

If you have any inquiries or need assistance please contact HRhelp@uwaterloo.ca during office hours.

Human Resources at Waterloo

Our mission

Delivering professional, employee-focused services with integrity.

Our service commitments

We are committed to providing services that are relevant, timely, and consistent. When providing services to you, we will be approachable, responsive, and supportive.

Our vision 2020

Human Resources is recognized as a valued strategic partner to our clients by providing relevant, best in class, innovative services that support the goal of becoming a destination of choice for talented and engaged employees.
 

  1. Jan. 10, 2022Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2022

    The Pension & Benefits Committee has reviewed the maxima corresponding with the extended health and dental benefit provisions and approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2022:

    Benefit Provision Previous Maxima New Maxima
    Extended Health Counsellor (Psychologist/Social Worker/Psychotherapist) $943 $975
    All other Paramedical Services/ hearing aids $743 $768
    Private duty nursing $22,517 per year 23,271 per year
    Out-of-pocket cap $130 single/ $262 family $133 single/ $267 family
    Dental Basic Services $2358 $2466
    Major Services $3553 $3716
    Orthodontia $3533 $3716
    Retiree Life Insurance Coverage for eligible employees who retire on or after January 1, 2022 $5700 $5900

  2. Jan. 4, 2022Minimum Wage Changes January 1, 2022

    The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on January 1, 2022 as summarized in the following table:

    Minimum wage rate

    Current wage rate

    Effective January 1, 2022

    General minimum wage – applies to most employees

    $14.35 per hour

    $15.00 per hour

    Student minimum wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays

    $13.50 per hour

    $14.10 per hour

    Liquor servers minimum wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work

    $12.55 per hour

    $15.00 per hour

  3. Nov. 30, 2021New Workday homepage and search experience coming soon!

    Stay tuned for a newly designed Workday home page and enhanced search experience!

    Features include:

    • Highly visible tasks awaiting your action 

    • Personalized, timely suggestions to remind you of upcoming absences, new pay slips available and other relevant information

    • Global navigation to allow access to applications from any area in Workday 

    • Ability to add external shortcut links, such as the Benefit rates page or Workday user guides 

    • Faster, more relevant search results 

Read all news