An update on Pay Equity at the University of Waterloo

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) requires the University to follow compensation practices that ensure employees in female job classes are paid at least as much as employees in male job classes of comparable value. The University issued its first plans for compliance on January 1, 1990 and has been committed to meeting pay equity requirements since the Act’s inception.

In 2017, Ontario’s Pay Equity Office notified the University that it would be reviewing our compensation practices for compliance with the Act, through their Monitoring Program. Their review recently concluded and we’re pleased to inform the community that the University was found to be compliant with the Act over the 2016-2018 review period. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Lee Hornberger, Director, Total Compensation or Julie Lowe, Job Evaluation Specialist Team Lead.