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|Activating Your Email||
We've mentioned it before on the Your Appointment page, but we cannot stress enough that your active McGill email account unlocks and makes everything else possible. Make this your top priority in starting up at the University. Ask the administrative support person in your department or school how to activate your email, as all network connections and access rights flow from this starting point.
McGill University has a full range of benefits available to all staff, provided they meet certain minimum requirements with respect to duration of appointment and remuneration. For information on McGill pension plans, please refer to the Your McGill Pension Plan Brochure or contact the Pensions Office at (514) 398-6252.
The McGill Benefits Program includes Supplemental Health, Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, Basic and Optional Life Insurance and Accidental Insurance. See the links below for more information on these plans.
- Supplemental Health Plan
- Dental Plan
- Disability Plans
- Life Insurance Plans
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment
As a member of the McGill Benefits Program, you are responsible for monitoring and submitting your claims. You can select your preferred class of coverage whether it be “single” or “family”, which can be modified by you in the case of life events.
|Online Benefits Enrolment Process||
|Additional Assistance Regarding Online Benefits Enrolment||For any questions about your benefits enrolment process please contact the HR Service Centre at (514) 398-4747 or hr.hr [at] mcgill.ca (email).
|Getting Paid Once Enrolled||
In order to get paid, you must decide on important aspects of your benefits coverage, for example, whether you want supplementary health and dental coverage, what level of life insurance you want and who you designate as your beneficiary. Be sure to complete and confirm the online benefits enrolment form as quickly as possible, as there is a short window of opportunity for obtaining coverage. Confirming your online benefits enrolment is the last step to enable your first paycheque to be issued.
Note: that paycheques are issued bi-weekly by direct deposit. Payroll enquiries may be addressed to (514) 398-4747.
General enquiries about benefits enrolment can also be addressed to your contact at your Faculty/Department.
The McGill ID card is used to gain entrance to University buildings and libraries, printing documents (uPrint), etc, so you cannot accomplish much without it. In order to obtain a McGill ID card, a staff member must be on the payroll system (after having completed Benefits Enrolment), and must present identification such as a driver’s licence at the time of application.
An ID card can be obtained Monday and Wednesday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. However, please call to confirm hours, as they may vary at different times of the year.
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 1520
Montreal, QC H3A 3R1
Tel.: (514) 398-8000
Fax: (514) 398-1032
Getting An ID card
We are pleased you have joined our community and look forward to meeting you soon.
In support of the University's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and to help you successfully navigate your first and coming years at McGill, you are invited to take part in the University's Orientation for New Tenure-Stream Academic Staff.
In addition to the formal presentations, there will be ample opportunity for you to network with your new colleagues and to meet the Principal, the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), and other members of the community who may be of assistance to you.
|When||Coordinated by the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)'s Office, the orientation is scheduled yearly in late August and in January.|
|More Info||Contact the academic.personnel [at] mcgill.ca (Academic Personnel Office) for more information|
|Web||Please consult the Orientation for New Tenure-Stream Academic Staff webpage(s) on the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)'s site.
Note: the link above takes you away from the New Faculty Guidebook to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)'s website.
All full-time, tenure-stream and tenured academic staff and librarian staff, as well as all pre-tenure-track Assistant Professors (Special Category), and their spouses/common-law-partners are eligible to receive free English and/or French language instruction at McGill via a special program.
Further information can be obtained from Language Instruction for Faculty Members, or by contacting our Faculty Relocation Advisor at (514) 398-1339.
Eligibility for this language training program ends three years from your first appointment. After this period, you can consult the Benefits Office for information about the Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver Policy, or the Educational Assistance Policy (Academic).
Being part of the McGill community may also entitle you to discounts on hotels, car rentals and travel when on University business. To obtain up-to-date information, consult the Ancillary Services website.
The Professional Development Fund for eligible academic staff members of $750 annually towards eligible expenses such as Membership in scholarly societies, Registration for scholarly meetings, Subscriptions to scholarly journals and purchases of scholarly books, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, and Travel and lodging costs related to attendance at scholarly meetings and professional conferences. Please visit the Professional Development Fund website for more information.