Getting Paid at U of T

Payroll Pointers

 October 5, 2016

  1. Minimum wage increase:

  1. Proper remuneration administration of faculty-sponsored research projects:
  • The goal of the Statement (also available online in the Policies, Guidelines and Procedures Page of the Research and Innovation website), is to provide clarity regarding the proper administration of faculty member remuneration from sponsored research projects and to harmonize the treatment of such remuneration in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
  • This Statement replaces the previous procedure and form regarding Secondary Research Contracts. Please contact Central Payroll Services if you have any questions.

  1. Canada Savings Bonds’ Payroll Savings Program:

  1. Canada Pension Plan and payroll deductions:
  • Employees who have reached maximum Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) premium contributions in 2016, will no longer have payroll deductions until January 2017. More information is available on the Deductions page.


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Performance Assessment & Goal Setting

About the Process

Performance planning and assessment is an ongoing process of communication between managers and their staff. The process involves a proactive planning component at the beginning of the performance year; ongoing feedback and coaching during the year; as well as an annual end of year meeting to:

  • Assess and discuss the staff member’s relative success in achieving the goals and objectives for the review period and ‘how’ these objectives were achieved using the defined competencies;
  • Recognize strong performance;
  • Identify areas requiring improvement and/or development and plans for meeting the training needs; and,
  • Identify key priorities for the following year, and set goals and objectives.

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About Us

The Central Payroll Services Team provides the following services:

  • Processing and payment of the university’s monthly, and bi-weekly payrolls;
  • Cheque distribution;
  • Direct deposit enrollment, change and cancellation;
  • Lost cheque replacement;
  • Maintains employee payroll records;
  • Processing of all federal and provincial mandated employment tax forms; and,
  • Issues calendar year-end tax documents.

Contact Us

For general payroll inquiries, please contact 416.978.0452 or

The team is available from: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., (4:30 p.m. from Canada Day to Labour Day) Monday to Friday. We are located at 215 Huron Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 1A2.