Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Employee Benefits

Queen’s University offers a wide range of benefits from which eligible faculty and staff can participate to suit their individual and family needs.

Group Insurance Benefits

This section describes the principal features of the group insurance benefit plan sponsored by Queen's University. For details, see Group Insurance Benefits.

Childcare Support Plan

The Childcare Support Plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's faculty and staff with dependent children under the age of seven (7) attending a childcare facility. In addition, some plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven (7) and up to the end of the month in which they turn either eleven (11) or twelve (12). For details, see Childcare Support Plan.

Tuition Support Plan

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for dependent children (under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's faculty and staff attending a recognized university or college. For details, see Tuition Support Plan.

Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP)

The Queen's Pension Plan (QPP) is designed to ensure you have income security when you reach your normal retirement date. When combined with personal savings, RRSPs, and government retirement plans, the QPP provides long-service employees with a level of retirement income which is comparable to or better than the average retirement income provided by other Canadian universities. Both you and the University share in the cost of providing your pension. For details, see Pension Services.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Your EFAP is a confidential, professional counselling and wellness service that is there to provide support for those times when a little extra help is needed. The program provides access to masters' level counsellors, a full suite of lifestyle and specialty services, plus a variety of online services. For details, see EFAP.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) supports Queen's commitment to the development of employee skills, growth and well-being. It is designed to support Queen’s employees in the pursuit of their professional development and educational goals. The TAP is divided into 2 components - the Educational Development Fund which pays tuition fees for Queen's credit courses (to a maximum per academic year), and the Professional Development Fund which reimburses tuition fees (to a maximum of $400 per academic year) for work-related courses at other recognized educational institutions. For details, see TAP.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

UHIP is the university health insurance plan in effect at Ontario universities. The plan provides medical coverage comparable to that received by Ontario residents. For details, see UHIP.


The information provided in these pages will help answer any questions you may have about Queen’s University benefits. As an optional resource to the information provided, Queen’s University also has a dedicated staff of Client Services Team which can be reached during regular business hours in the Human Resources Department.