Human Resources at Waterloo

Our mission

Delivering professional, employee-focused services with integrity.

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. May 8, 2018Notice: Ontario Government reinstates prior public holiday pay formula, effective July 1, 2018

    The Ontario government has reinstated the prior public holiday pay formula that pre-dated Bill 148. The old formula should be used again beginning on July 1, 2018 and will continue to be used until December 31st, 2019.

    Please be advised that the upcoming Victoria Day holiday will be paid using the Bill 148 calculation. The Canada Day holiday and all holidays until December 31st, 2019 will use the prior ESA calculation.

    The following table illustrates the difference between the two calculations:

  2. Apr. 30, 2018Benefit Rates effective May 1, 2018

    The group benefits contracts that cover the University of Waterloo’s extended health, dental, long-term disability benefits and life insurance are renewed each May 1.

    The rates are effective May 1, 2018 and are provided in the benefit rates section


    Questions regarding benefit rates, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca.

  3. Mar. 29, 2018New Policy 58 deals with Accessibility

    All organizations in Ontario employing at least one employee are required to comply with a series of requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) standards and regulations. To achieve compliance with the requirements, the University of Waterloo developed Policy 58 to implement and maintain policies governing how the organization will achieve accessibility.

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