Benefits are part of an overall total compensation package at the University. The benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and well-being of staff, faculty and their families in mind. Benefits are categorized by employment group, and eligibility for particular items depends on an your type of appointment (e.g., full time, ongoing, etc.) and hours of work.   

Getting Started 

Everything you need to know to get started with UBC payroll and benefits: 

Benefit Coverage

Information on what is included in your benefit coverage:


The Staff Pension Plan is part of your overall compensation and plays an important role in your future. The sooner you join the Plan, the greater your retirement income will be. 

Time Away from Work 


Vacation benefits are determined by employee group and length of service at UBC. To learn more about your vacation eligibility and how to submit a vacation request, visit the Vacations page.


UBC offers a variety of leaves including sick, medical, maternity/paternity, study leave and many more. To learn about the types of leaves available and eligibility, visit the Leaves of Absence page. 

Professional Development & Tuition Waivers

See the career and professional development section for full details on courses and programs available to you.  The UBC Tuition Fee Waiver also provides eligible UBC staff with tuition assistance for approved undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as non-credit courses offered through Continuing Studies.