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Employee Resources

This page houses useful information and resources available to all employees.

  • Compensation
    Salaried employees at Ontario Tech are paid on a monthly basis. Below you can find information about the salary framework and the salary grid.

    Please refer any questions about compensation to your Recruitment & Compensation Specialist.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is facilitated by LifeWorks* and has been designed to help manage and prevent challenges. Services provided can support you and your immediate family members through life stages, obstacles, and transitions.  LifeWorks is also available to provide immediate assistance during times of crisis. 

    *LifeWorks becomes TELUS Health:
    LifeWorks, our Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, is now part of TELUS Heath and will be rebranded to TELUS Health by the end of August 2023.  Please read this EAP Transition memo for full details about this transition. 

    LifeWorks confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-844-671-3327.

    New Essentials platform has launched! 

    Your Wellness at Work team is pleased to announce that effective March 7th, all full time and limited term employees will be invited to join Essentials, an add-on to our existing EAP program. Essentials provides an easy-to-use online platform and/or an app with tools to promote and support health and happiness!  The platform also has a Perks section - View the Summer 2023 'Top Savings' Flyer for details.

    Check your Outlook inbox for your invite, with the message "Join Wellness at Work on LifeWorks" in the email subject line. 

    To learn more about the EAP or sign up for a free orientation session, please visit our Employee Assistance Program webpage.

  • Holiday Schedule

    This table is the list of the statutory holidays and university closures for 2024.

    This table is a list of statutory holidays and university closures. It is a table in two columns. The first column is the name of the holiday, and the second column is the date.
    New Year's Day Monday, January 1
    Family Day Monday, February 19
    Good Friday Friday, March 29
    Victoria Day  Monday, May 20
    Canada Day Monday, July 1
    Civic Holiday Monday, August 5
    Labour Day Monday, September 2
    Thanksgiving Monday, October 14
    Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
    Boxing Day Thursday, December 26
    Holiday Closure Period Tuesday, December 24, 2024 through Wednesday, January 1, 2025, inclusive. Business resumes Thursday, January 2, 2025.
    * When a holiday falls on a weekend, it is observed the following Monday.
  • IT Services

    To contact the IT Service Desk:

    This table includes information about how to contact IT Services. It is a table in two columns. The first column is the general methods of contact, and the second column is the information needed for that method.
    In Person North Location: Gordon Willey Building (Learning Commons - SW100)
    Downtown Location: Charles Hall (main floor)
    By Phone 905.721.3333
    By E-mail servicedesk@dc-ot.ca

    For hours of operation and more ways to contact IT Services, please visit the IT Services contact us page.

    For more information about the services provided, please visit the Ontario Tech IT Services website.

  • Organizational Charts

    The faculty and staff organizational charts are updated twice a year (September and February) and include all full-time continuing employees. In September and February, the Human Resources department will send a communication to all departments and faculties reminding them to send in updates. The information is as accurate as possible on the date it is submitted to this page.

  • Policy Library

    Policies and procedures govern and guide the university's relationship with its employees, including academic and non-academic staff. They are available for you to view or print.

    For a full list of Ontario Tech University's administrative policies, please see the administrative code page.

    Collective agreements

    For information about collective agreements between Ontario Tech University and the three unions that cover employees (UOITFA, PSAC, and OPSEU), please visit the collective agreements page.

  • Recruitment Resources - Interview Tips
    Ontario Tech University is committed to hiring the best qualified candidates to fulfill all employment opportunities. As an employer of choice, we recognize there are strong advantages to engaged and motivated employees. The following links will outline some tips and tools to assist you through future job competitions.

Employee Perks and Discounts

  • CAA Corporate Membership

    As an Ontario Tech employee, you are eligible to receive a group Corporate Membership for $132 (plus HST) using the special promotion code UO28 on the Corporate Membership Program section of the CAA website. 

  • Canadian Association of University Business Officers

    Through its National Procurement Committee, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) negotiates national contracts for products and services on behalf of its members. For more information, please visit the CAUBO National Contracts page.

    Agreements are currently in place for:

    • car rentals
    • courier services
    • customs clearance
    • hotels
    • moving and relocation services
    • tattletapes
    • VIA Rail
  • Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) 2024
    Check back later for information on corporate discounts for the 2024 CNE!
  • GM Canada

    Ontario Tech has been added to General Motors (GM) of Canada’s preferred customer list. Under the Preferred Pricing program, the university's full-time employees and their spouses qualify for pricing equal to General Motors dealership invoice pricing (they pay what the dealership pays for the vehicle). The preferred pricing is available through all GM dealerships.

    Click below to download the brochure:

    ENGLISH BROCHURE FRENCH BROCHURE

  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

    As an Ontario Tech employee you are entitled to the Preferred Customer Discount.

    • See the university's La-Z-Boy Preferred Customer Purchase Program flyer to learn how you can save anywhere from eight to 50 per cent on your purchases of home furnishings and accessories at select La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.
  • Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

    Never tried Oxygen Yoga & Fitness before?  The North Oshawa location (1383 Wilson Road North, Oshawa) is offering a 14-days for $14 trial to anyone who has never tried their studio before.

    To purchase your 14-day pass, please visit their online store.

  • Perkopolis

    The Perkopolis Employee Discount Program is available to employees of all registered companies. The free, easy-to-use and exclusive program provides you with access to a variety of perks including retail and shopping, entertainment, travel, health and wellness, automotive, insurance, and much more! Simply create an account to gain full access. Please visit the FAQ section on the Perkopolis website for more information.

    How do I sign up?

    1. Go to perkopolis.com and select Register in the top right corner.
    2. Follow the steps to create an account using your corporate email address.
    3. A link to complete your registration will be sent to the email address you registered with.
    4. Once you select this link, your registration will be complete. You are now a member and on your way to great savings.

    Questions

    Contact Perkopolis at:

    • 416.236.4985 within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
    • 1.800.761.7523 outside the GTA
    • perkopolis.com

    You may also contact your Pension and Benefits department.

  • Telus
    • View the Telus flyer for available Telus phone plans for Ontario Tech employees.
  • Tribute Communities Centre Discount

    For select shows and events at Tribute Communities Centre, use the group code GSDCUOIT to purchase tickets online tributecommunitiescentre.com/password; by phone at 1.877.436.8811; or in person at the box office.

    Oshawa Generals games
    For the first time, Ontario Tech employees can use Tribute Communities Centre’s group code for select Oshawa Generals’ games.

  • Weight Watchers Digital Discount

    Ontario Tech University employees are eligible to receive an ongoing discount of 50 per cent off of the digital Weight Watchers program.

    Choose your membership plan at Weight Watchers. In order to enjoy the ongoing 50 per cent do not let your membership auto-renew as the 50 per cent discount will not be applied automatically. 

    To participate in the ongoing 50 per cent discount follow these steps:

    1. Note the date your membership plan expires and cancel it before it auto-renews.
    2. After canceling your membership when it expires;
    3. Re-register for another new membership plan and the 50 per cent discount will once again be applied.

    Please call Weight Watchers directly at 1-800-651-6000, if you have any questions.

  • Whitby Chamber of Commerce
    : Member 2 Member Advantage Program
    • More than 175 offers are available.
    • Shop at local businesses with up to 10 per cent off.
    • Dine at local restaurants with up to 15 per cent off.
    • Free consultations with service providers.

    Access Member 2 Member Advantage offers. 

    Ontario Tech Code: WCC0424

    Contact

    Heather Bulman, Marketing and Communications
    Whitby Chamber of Commerce
    905.668.4506 ext. 230