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 partner with the University's faculties, offices, and services to attract, develop, and engage our diverse, future-ready talent to meet their specific goals and advance those of the University.
We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining an exceptional workforce and promoting a culture of inclusion; providing valued benefits and compensation programs; fostering personal and professional development; and our strategic services support the goals and directions of the University’s 2020-2025 strategic plan and beyond.
Please explore all that Human Resources can do to support you.
The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on October 1, 2023 as summarized in the following table:
|Minimum wage rate||Current wage rate||Effective October 1, 2023|
General minimum wage – applies to most employees
$15.50 per hour
$16.55 per hour
What is happening?
On May 1st, of each year, the University’s extended health, dental, life insurance (Life) and long-term disability (LTD) benefits are typically subject to a contract renewal. Where applicable, new rates are applied, and employee deductions processed.
Participation in the University’s benefits program is mandatory for all eligible employees. Please refer to the employee Benefits section of the Human Resources website for more information.
- Please review your vacation allotment and consider taking vacation time before July 1, 2023
- Employees can automatically carry forward up to 10 unused days of vacation
- Only employees in exceptional circumstances will be approved to carry forward more than 10 unused days of vacation