Staff and Research Associates, there is a new earlier deadline to submit your Professional Development Fund claims: March 5. Managers must approve by March 12.

Welcome to Workday!

Workday is bringing changes to HR processes.

The information below is tailored for faculty and staff. If you are a manager, supervisor or administrator, please view the Welcome to Workday page on the HR Managers & Admin site. 

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Important information about your payroll and taxes

Ensuring people are paid accurately and on-time remains a priority. 

2021 Pay Schedule

The 2021 pay schedule is available on the Finance website. Payslips are available to view in Workday 24-48 hours in advance of the payment date.


Faculty, staff, and student employees can now download their T4 and/or T4A statements for their tax returns. 

View full message on the UBC Finance website. 

Two new ways to Claim home office expenses

Since March 2020, many UBC employees have been working from home as a result of our response to COVID-19. Recognizing the special circumstances of the 2020 tax year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced two new ways employees may be able to claim home office expenses including a flat rate and detailed method.

Please note that CRA tax relief initiatives listed above are distinct from the one-time, tax-free reimbursement of up to $400 that UBC provided in December 2020.

Visit the Claiming Employment Expenses page on the UBC Finance website for more information.


Reminder that CPP and EI deductions are resuming for those faculty and staff members who contributed the maximum in 2020. 

View the Employee Payroll Information for 2021 news announcement on the UBC Finance website for more information.

Changes to your pay

View the UBC Broadcast Important changes to payroll effective November 2020. This message was sent to faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan on October 8, 2020. 

Beginning in November, you may notice some changes to your net pay as a result of UBC’s transition to Workday.

For the most part, these changes are minor, and reflect the fact that Workday allows us to calculate tax rates and benefit premiums more accurately, and make deductions in a more timely manner. As a result, while your salary/hourly pay rate, your benefits coverage and the total amount of income tax you pay will not change, the amount you are paid each payday may be different. 

In addition, if you are paid hourly, your paydays will change from the 8th and the 23rd of each month to the 15th and last day of each month. This new payment schedule will align with those who are paid on salary.

Continue reading for more detail on each of the changes.

HR updates for faculty and staff


For Workday resources and help, visit the Integrated Service Centre

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