Queen’s is pleased to provide competitive benefit plans designed with the health and well-being of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind.

Review our resources below to learn more. If you are a current employee, visit the HR Intranet for a complete overview.

Employee Benefits Plan

Our insured benefits program through Manulife has been designed with the physical, mental, and financial health of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind. We provide a wide range of coverage to best suit the diverse needs now, and in the future.

Physical Wellbeing

At Queen’s University, the health and wellness of our employees is our priority.  When our people are well, our university thrives. Supporting our employees starts with our benefits.​

We are proud to offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care benefits.  Provided by Manulife, our benefits cover a range of areas including prescription drugs, paramedical services, glasses and contact lenses, dental and orthodontic treatments, as well as Emergency Travel Assistance.

Mental Wellbeing

We strive to promote a culture of inclusion, belonging and strong social connections.  We know that mental health is an essential element of overall well-being and are proud to offer comprehensive mental health supports for our employees.​

Provided by Manulife, our benefits cover a range of mental health support, including coverage for psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and long-term disability insurance.

Financial Wellbeing​

Financial preparedness and wellness are critical to your overall health and wellbeing.  That’s why our benefits coverage includes competitive plans to help employees and their families achieve financial wellbeing.​

Our benefits program includes life insurance and other various income protection plans, such as accidental death and dismemberment insurance, critical illness insurance and long-term disability insurance, to provide financial security in case of unforeseen circumstances. 

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider offers confidential, professional, and personalized wellness services that are available to employees and family members, 24/7. Services range from counselling, assessments, toolkits, videos, podcasts, and more. Visit the Health and Wellness page to learn more.

Childcare Support Plan

The Childcare Support Plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's employees dependent children under the age of seven attending a childcare facility. In addition, specific plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven and up to the end of the month in which they turn twelve.

Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance Program is designed to support employees in the pursuit of their professional development and educational goals. Funds available through the program offer an annually renewable non-taxable benefit and support undergraduate and graduate studies at Queen’s or other institutions.

Tuition Support Plan

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for the dependent children (under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's employees attending a university or college recognized under Universities Canada or Colleges and Institutes Canada.

University Pension Plan

University Pension Plan (UPP) is a new jointly sponsored pension plan and the first of its kind in Ontario’s university sector. Learn more about the plan by visiting the UPP website.

Employee Discounts

Visit the Queen's Procurement Services website to learn more about employee discounts.

Employee Discounts