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.

Michelle Hollis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

Professor teaching a class


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Employee Health Benefits

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

Employee Payroll

Learn about our pay dates and processes, to accessing your payroll self-service and understanding your payslip. Also, learn about information for payroll administrators.

Pensions and Retirement

Learn about the UWaterloo pension plan eligibility, our online self-service pension estimator, retirement information, and much more.


Friday, September 29, 2023

Minimum Wage Changes October 1, 2023

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