Your first days at UBC

Welcome to UBC, one of the world's top universities and a great place to work. We're here to support you as you settle into your new role at UBC.

The essentials to get started

During your first few days at UBC, you will need to enrol for your benefits, complete payroll forms, and complete general required training.  

  • Benefits enrolment: Familiarize yourself with your benefits package and coverage options before starting your online session. You'll also need access to a printer. Watch this webinar to Understand Your UBC Benefits Plan.
  • Online payroll access: Register for online payroll access and learn about how and when you get paid.
  • Enhanced CWL: Have your CWL but trouble logging into some sites? To enhance cybersecurity you will need to set up multi-factor authentication for your CWL.
  • General required training for new employees: Part of the onboarding process is mandatory training, which includes training on health and safety, privacy and information security, and bullying and harassment prevention. Job-specific training may also be required.

Your UBC employee orientation hub

This UBC employee orientation hub is a self-directed resource and learning space to assist new faculty and staff in navigating UBC. Regardless of your specific role, this resource hub is designed to support you during your first couple months at UBC.

Visit the UBC Employee Orientation Hub

Questions? If you have questions or need help in your first days and weeks at UBC, contact Sara Sawatzky at


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