Your First Days


If you are eligible for benefits, see your relevant package below. Visit pension plan for eligibilty for new employees.

Benefits Packages for Employee Groups

Additional Benefits Resources

Your Pay

During your first few days on campus, you will need to complete a direct deposit form and federal and provincial income tax forms and submit them to the Payroll Office. Please scan the completed forms to and quote your Banner number in the email.

To view your pay, benefits/deductions, T4 information, and job history, visit Dal Online, Web for Employees, and log on with your NetID. Here you can update your mailing address, emergency contact information, and sign-up for electronic T4s for tax-filing purposes.

Banner Number

You will be assigned a Banner Number (B000#) during the hire process, shortly after your formal acceptance of the offer. It may take several days for the number to be generated. Please check with your manager if you have not received your Banner number prior to start date. Your Banner Number is your Dalhousie employee number and will be used for identification purposes.

Email and Phone Access

An email account is automatically generated for you once you have been set up on the Payroll system. Please connect with your supervisor regarding set up of phone, computer, email, access to systems and workspace, and make yourself aware of the university’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Employee Groups

There are a number of employee groups on campus that represent faculty and staff. Some of these groups form bargaining units and are represented by the following unions:

  • The Grant-Paid employee group is a non-union group comprised of clerical, technical, research, professional and/or managerial positions in support of research/time-limited projects. See Grant-Paid Employment Guide [pdf]
  • The Confidential Clerical and Secretarial (CCS) is a non-union group comprised of clerical staff. See CCS Handbook [pdf]

Employee Wellness Programs

Dalhousie recently launched a Workplace Wellness Strategy, "Work Well: Ready to be a Better You" to help employees improve their overall well-being, including physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and financial health. Learn more. [myDal log-in required]

Special rates are available to Dalhousie employees and their families to Dalplex, a state-of-the art fitness facility. For information about Dalhousie’s corporate membership with GoodLife Fitness, visit the Healthy Dalhousie blog. Health and safety are important for the well-being of all employees, students, and visitors to campus, and are everyone’s responsibility. For more information, visit Environmental Health and Safety.

Parking on Campus

Obtain a parking permit, if needed, through Dalhousie Security Services, located in the Parkade Level of the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building. You will need to bring your valid vehicle permit and DalCard

Professional Development

The university encourages learning opportunities and professional development for faculty and staff through a tuition assistance program. Tuition assistance comes in two forms, waivers for Dalhousie courses (up to 2 full credits per academic year) and reimbursement for non-Dalhousie courses. For information regarding tuition assistance, please refer to your collective agreement or handbook for details specific to your employee group.