Why work here?

We work to help you keep your busy life in balance

UBC is consistently ranked as one of BC’s Best Employers, and you’ll see why the second you step onto campus: 1000 acres of park-like grounds supports prize-winning architecture and works as a living lab for the development of new world-leading technologies. While you work to keep UBC one of the top research universities in the world, UBC will work to take care of you and your family. Below are just a highlight of the many benefits and perks of working at UBC.

Perks of working at UBC

  • Tuition Fee Benefit Program: One of the most unique benefits to working at UBC is the Tuition Fee Benefit. The Tuition Fee Benefit provides tuition assistance to eligible employees, up to a maximum of twelve credits of undergraduate credit courses per year, or the dollar equivalent in tuition for non-credit courses offered by UBC Continuing Studies.
  • The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing is a state-of-the-art physical conditioning and treatment centre located in the University Services Building and provides:
    • Physiotherapy and massage
    • Functional movement assessment
    • Certified personal training
    • Weight Training/Exercise equipment
    • Injury prevention and conditioning programs
    • Healthy living workshops
    • Health screenings
    • Safety and occupational development training


Our benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and well-being of our staff, faculty and their families in mind. UBC is proud to offer a wide ranging benefits plan that includes:

  • Medical services plan coverage
  • Extended health, emergency travel assistance (medi-passport), and dental coverage
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Income replacement program (long-term disability)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Optional group life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Leave entitlements (including sick leaves and Supplemental Employment Benefits during maternity, parental and adoptive leaves)
  • Vacation
  • Personal and professional development opportunities, such as the tuition fee benefit

Depending on your employee group and hours of work, you may be eligible for some or all of these benefits. Read more about our benefits packages on the UBC HR website.