Benefits

Queen鈥檚 is pleased to provide competitive benefit plans designed with the health and well-being of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind.

Review our resources below to learn more. If you are a current employee, visit the for a complete overview.

Employee Benefits Plan

At Queen鈥檚 University, we strive to nurture the health and wellbeing of our people and our community. We want our employees to feel respected, safe, valued, and empowered to thrive. That鈥檚 why our benefit programs have been designed with the physical, mental, and financial health of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind. We provide a wide range of coverages to best suit their diverse needs now, and in the future.

Review the Benefits Brochure to learn more. 

Physical Wellbeing

We are proud to offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care benefits. Provided by Manulife, our benefits cover a range of areas including prescription drugs, paramedical services, glasses and contact lenses, dental and orthodontic treatments, as well as Emergency Travel Assistance.

Mental Wellbeing

Provided by Manulife, our benefits cover a range of mental health support, including coverage for psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and long-term disability insurance.

Financial Wellbeing鈥

Our benefits program includes life insurance and other various income protection plans, such as accidental death and dismemberment insurance, critical illness insurance and long-term disability insurance, to provide financial security in case of unforeseen circumstances. 

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider offers confidential, professional, and personalized wellness services that are available to employees and family members, 24/7. Services range from counselling, assessments, toolkits, videos, podcasts, and more. Visit our Get Help page to learn more.

Childcare Support Plan

The Childcare Support Plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's employees dependent children under the age of seven attending a childcare facility. In addition, specific plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven and up to the end of the month in which they turn 12.

Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance Program is designed to support employees in the pursuit of their professional development and educational goals. Funds available through the program offer an annually renewable non-taxable benefit and support undergraduate and graduate studies at Queen鈥檚 or other institutions.

Tuition Support Plan

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for the dependent children (under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's employees attending a university or college recognized under  or .

University Pension Plan

University Pension Plan (UPP) is a new jointly sponsored pension plan and the first of its kind in Ontario鈥檚 university sector. Learn more about the plan by visiting the .

Employee Discounts

Visit the Queen's Procurement Services website to learn more about employee discounts.

Employee Discounts

Medical Leave

Queen鈥檚 University is committed to the health and wellbeing of employees.鈥 We recognize that from time-to-time an employee may experience an illness or injury that requires time away from the workplace and we have a generous sick leave benefit plan.鈥 Whether you need time to address your mental health or physical health, we understand this time is important so that you can return to work feeling engaged and supported to succeed in your work.