Human Resources has begun a staged return to in-person office activities to support Waterloo employees during the return to campus. Our current hours of reception will be from 10am-3pm, Monday to Thursday, with a drop box available on closed hours/days as well.  If you have any inquiries, or need assistance, please contact

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. Sep. 22, 2021Minimum Wage Changes October 1, 2021

    The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on October 1, 2021 as summarized in the following table:

    Minimum wage rate Current wage rate Effective October 1, 2021
    General minimum wage – applies to most employees $14.25 per hour $14.35 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 $13.40 per hour $13.50 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 $12.45 per hour $12.55 per hour

    More information can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website

  2. Sep. 10, 2021Workday system update – 2021R2

    Effective September 11 Workday will be releasing its latest system update. These releases feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience.

    Most Workday releases will center around back-end improvements (which end users won’t notice). However, there may be some changes that impact campus. Further information on the release can be found on the New Workday features page.

  3. May 4, 2021New Pension and Benefits Rates effective May 1, 2021

    What is happening?

    On May 1st of each year, the contracts that cover the University of Waterloo’s extended health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance benefits are subject to a rate renewal. Pension contribution rates are not subject to an annual renewal, but changes are required through time. Where applicable, new rates are applied, and employee deductions processed. Participation in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits is mandatory for all eligible employees.

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