Human Resources (HR) reception desk in East Campus 1 (EC1) will be closed this week (September 19-23) due to building maintenance. The drop box for paperwork is available in the lobby of EC1 by the HR entrance.  If you have any inquiries or need assistance, please contact during office hours.

Our greatest impact happens together

At the University of Waterloo, every employee plays an important role in the education of our students and in reflecting our reputation for reaching excellence.

At Human Resources, we work in partnership with the University’s faculties and academic support units to serve the human resource needs and strategic goals of our University community.

We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining an exceptional workforce and promoting a culture of inclusion; provide valued benefits and compensation programs; foster personal and professional development; and to support the goals and directions of the University’s 2020-2025 strategic plan.

I encourage you to explore all that Human Resources can do to support you.

Marilyn Thompson
Associate Provost, Human Resources

Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost, Human Resources


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With a robust benefits package, the University of Waterloo offers you comprehensive coverage to support you and your eligible dependants with your health and well-being.

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You’re looking for a career that makes an impact. At the University of Waterloo, that’s what we do best. Come work with the best and brightest. Explore new career options today!


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Learn more about your payroll at the University of Waterloo. From our pay dates and processes, to accessing your payroll self-service and understanding your payslip. We also provide information for payroll administrators

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Whether you are a new employee interested in joining the pension program, or a current employee interested in our pre-retirement programs, learn about the UWaterloo pension plan eligibility, our online self-service pension estimator, retirement information, and much more.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some common questions we receive at Human Resources on regular basis. 

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  1. Sep. 19, 2022A message of appreciation during National Payroll Week (September 19-23, 2022)

    From:   Michelle Hollis, Acting Associate Provost, Human Resources

    Today marks the first day of National Payroll Week which occurs each September in Canada to celebrate payroll professionals and to highlight their impactful roles.

  2. Aug. 29, 2022Announcement: Your benefit provider will be changing on January 1, 2023

    A message from Human Resources:

  3. Aug. 15, 2022REMINDER: Update Benefit Coverage for Overage Dependent(s) by August 19
    • Each summer our extended health and dental benefits provider requires confirmation of eligible overage dependent children to properly resolve adjudicate claims.
    • Employees with dependent(s) who will be between the ages of 21 and 25 during the upcoming Academic year (September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023) are asked to review and update their dependent’s student status in Workday.

    What you need to do: To ensure continued coverage for your dependent(s) please log in to Workday to review and update their student status no later than August 19, 2022. For detailed instructions, please refer to the Workday User Guide for Overage Dependents posted on the Workday resources website.

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