Employee Toolkit

When you join Acadia you are joining one of Canada's most distinguished academic institutions. Acadia offers opportunities in a wide variety of interesting fields and we are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff. Employment here offers a unique and fulfilling work experience where you become part of the Acadia Community. Listed below you will find helpful information and resources for our employees.


New Employee Orientation

All new faculty and staff will be offered an onsite orientation session by the Human Resources Department. During this session you will meet with HR staff to review your employment, benefits (if applicable), and payroll. You will also be escorted by an HR staff member to the appropriate departments to receive your photo ID, office keys and building access, parking pass, network account, and if applicable a laptop and technology training. Please click here to read more about new employee orientation sessions and for helpful resources and information. 

Foreign Worker Rights
Job Evaluation

Human Resources encourages employees to update their job descriptions on an annual basis, generally at the time of the annual performance review. Please see our Job Evaluation section to learn more.

Policies, Collective Agreements & Terms of Employment
Preparing for Performance Reviews
Safe Workplace
Total Reward Package

We offer a competitive benefits package that provides employees with the flexibility to choose the benefits that matter most to them. Here you will find information on Acadia's group insurances, pension plan, discount programs and memberships for our employees, along with many other benefits. Please see our Benefits & Compensation page to learn more.

Tuition Discounts

As part of the benefits offered at Acadia University, tuition discounts are provided to eligible non-faculty employees at a discount of 50% or 100%.  Spouse and child dependents of eligible faculty and non-faculty could also be eligible for a 50% tuition discount on University credit courses!  To find out if you are eligible please refer to your appropriate Collective Agreement, Terms of Employment, or contract

Work-Life Balance

Pay and benefits are only part of the picture at Acadia, where we recognize the importance of work-life balance. We are keen to support the health and well-being of our faculty, staff and their families. Please see the below pages to learn more.

Leaving Acadia