Working for UBC Hiring Solutions

Review the key things you need to know as a UBC Hiring Solutions employee. 

Newly hired? What you need to know

By now, you would have received an e-mail welcoming you to UBC Hiring Solutions, plus a copy of the details of your first assignment. Use the online orientation below, plus other resources on this page, to get acquainted with UBC Hiring Solutions and the university itself.


Once you’ve settled in, please visit our FAQ pages for more information. Please read about the Time Sheet Portal and each of the following sections completely before moving on to the next.

Hours of work

See information below about normal work hours, meal and work breaks for your employee group below. For those employees working in other affiliations, we will advise you of your hours and breaks at the time of assignment. 

Minimum hours paid and overtime

Once an employee commences work, they receive a minimum of four hours pay. If less than four hours is worked on an assignment (i.e. temporary asked to leave early), we ask that you advise the department of our four-hour minimum charge. They may not be aware of this provision.

Statutory holiday payment

Pay entitlements will vary based on employment group, affiliations, unions and agreements. Christmas stat holidays are defined as Christmas Day and Boxing Day. See the complete list of statutory holidays

    Sick leave

    UBC policy on internet use

    The Internet is to be used for work purposes only. If the Internet is used for personal use, the employee should advise their supervisor that they are on lunch/coffee break. Inappropriate use of the Internet is unacceptable and has lead to termination in some instances.

    For details of this policy, please visit Policy SC14 – Information Systems (.pdf)

    Campus map and transit options

    Get to know the campus by visiting the Wayfinding at UBC website.

    If you are taking the bus or skytrain, visit the Translink website for information on how to get to UBC.

    Ergonomics and work station setup

    For tips on how to set up your work station and other office equipment to avoid injuries and musculoskeletal health issues, visit the ergonomics page.

    UBC Hiring Solutions contacts

    Applying for temp work at UBC

    Are you interested in temp work at UBC? We invite you to look for current positions with UBC Hiring Solutions and to apply. 

    We have positions at UBC’s Point Grey campus, as well as Robson Square (downtown) and the UBC units at Vancouver Hospital and Children’s hospital.

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