New to UBC


Welcome to UBC

Welcome to UBC! As a UBC community member, you are an integral part of our dynamic organization. We hope that your employment here will be successful, rewarding, and enjoyable.

Our goal is to ensure that you are able to quickly get answers to the many questions you may have during your first few weeks at the University. Working together, we want to provide an easy transition in your new work environment.


Visit our Online Orientation for Faculty and Staff to start your orientation process at UBC.

Information for New Hires

During your first few days with UBC, your department administrator will remind you to enroll for your benefits, complete payroll forms, and provide a department orientation. Here are a few essential things that should be completed within your first week of employment:

Benefits & Pension

All new faculty and staff hires can enroll for their payroll, benefits, and pension package through our Benefits Enrolment Portal. Be sure to review the checklist of items you’ll need before beginning this process.


Inquiries about payroll can be directed to Financial Services. Direct deposit is mandatory for all new employees.

Faculty & Staff Perks

UBC faculty and staff receive employee discounts for many of UBC’s world-class attractions, recreation and fitness opportunities, and other campus services. Full details can be found on our Faculty & Staff Perks page.

Collective Agreements

UBC maintains several collective agreements with its various unions and employee groups. To read your collective agreement online, visit out Collective Agreements & Handbooks page.

Policies and Expectations for Faculty & Staff

UBC has a summary of UBC Policies and Expectations for Faculty & Staff that is an information resource for UBC employees and is intended to provide an overview of existing UBC policies and procedures.

Faculty & Staff Self-Service Web Application

View and update your personal and payroll information with our Faculty and Staff Self-Service Web Application. By logging in with your CWL ID, you’ll be able to update your personal information, view your paycheques and beneficiary information, use our myPension feature, and more.

Student Information System (SIS) Access

Faculty and staff members working in a wide range of student-related administrative and instructional roles should request access for the Faculty Service Centre (FSC) or Student Information Service Centre (SISC) at the SIS Faculty & Staff website.

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