New faculty and staff

Welcome to UVic, a unique institution and a national leader in teaching and research. We're glad you're here.

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers. UVic was chosen as one of BC's top employers and one of Canada's best diversity employers (2012).


Orientation schedule

For employees new to the University of Victoria, this half-day informative and interactive session will give you an opportunity to learn about the campus, network and meet other members and leaders of the campus community.

The date for the next new employee orientation session has not been set. We will update this site and send details to managers once a date has been set.

Invitations with registration details will be sent out automatically to new, regular part-time and full-time employees.

If you're an employee who hasn't attended orientation before, you're encouraged to attend and can request an invitation from Human Resources.

Handbooks and checklists

Things new employees ask about

Quick links to resources

Employee groups - unions and associations

CUPE 917

CUPE 917 represents the University of Victoria's trades, grounds workers, security officers, facility attendants and janitorial, maintenance and food service workers among others. CUPE 917 represents approximately 500 workers (430 FTE positions).

CUPE 951

CUPE 951 represents approximately 850 workers (755 FTE positions) including office employees, library assistants, technicians, nurses and child care workers.

CUPE 4163

CUPE 4163 is known as the University of Victoria's Educational Employees' Union. The local is made up of three "components," each with separate collective agreement language.  CUPE Local 4163 application form can be found at

Professional Employees Association (PEA)

The PEA chapter at UVic comprises administrative and academic professionals. This group includes 850 employees (770 FTEs).

Performance expectations of supervisors and employees