Payroll Information

Managers are required to take full responsibility for ensuring workers under their supervision are paid on time and in the right amount. This applies for every type of employee, including appointed staff, temporary staff, teaching assistants, etc., as well as every type of payroll change, such as salary adjustments, new hires, leaves, terminations, extended health absences, etc. Payroll deadlines are imposed by the University and are rigid, so that changes to payroll must be provided to the Business Officer in accordance with these deadlines. This responsibility cannot be delegated. The manager must communicate directly with his or her Business Officer to ensure all aspects of the payroll transaction are duly approved, fully documented, and signed off in writing. This is an important duty of a manager, in that every worker has the right to expect his or her pay will be accurate and deposited to the employee's bank account on time.

2015 Monthly Payroll Deadlines

  • January 15, 2016
  • February 12, 2016
  • March 11, 2016
  • April 14, 2016
  • May 13, 2016
  • June 10, 2016
  • July 15, 2016
  • August 12, 2016
  • September 15, 2016
  • October 14, 2016
  • November 11, 2016
  • December 6, 2016


2016 U of T Pay Package (PDF)


Employment Standards Act poster


Maternity / Parental Leave

The Family Care Office supports current University of Toronto staff, faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and their families with any family care related issue.

All maternity and parental leave inquiries should be directed to the Family Care Office. More information can be found on the Family Care Office website:

Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being Services & Programs integrates resources and services for University employees and managers involved in sick leave, long-term disability, occupational health issues, workplace injuries, and workplace accommodation for employees with disabilities.

Employee Self Service (ESS)

Employee Self Service (ESS) is an online service available to eligible employees that provides a convenient and secure way for a user to access one's own personal information from work or at home. Through ESS you can:

Change the following profile information:

  • Home address
  • Emergency contact information
  • Direct deposit bank account information

View the following personal Information:

  • Printable pay and tax statements (including T4)
  • Benefits information (will vary according to employee group)
  • Employee profile
  • Home address and emergency contact information
  • Vacation tracking