Employee Onboarding

Before You Arrive

Welcome to Saint Mary’s University! We understand that the first days, weeks, and months of your employment will be filled with excitement, a wealth of information, and many questions. Before you arrive, ensure you have the essentials checked off:


Offer Package and Payroll Forms

Review your offer letter and ensure you submit all the necessary documents to Human Resources by the return date indicated in your letter. Relevant documents include your signed offer letter, the Employee Action Form (including your banking information), Federal and Provincial Tax Forms, Employment Equity Workforce Survey and your signed job description (if applicable).

Before you can commence your first day of employment as SMU staff, the applicable documents above MUST BE returned to the Human Resources Office via:

  • Email hr@smu.ca
  • Fax to 902-496-8116
  • Drop off in person to McNally South, Room 111


Work Location and Transportation

Check out the campus map, and familiarize yourself with your office location, parking, food, and other services.  Go one step further and take a virtual campus tour.

Parking permits are issued through Facilities Management located in McNally South, Room 011. There are several areas parking areas on campus, along with FAQ related to parking.

Visit HRM SmartTrip to arrange a carpool or take advantage of the University carpool program carpool program which allows members of the university community to have access to designated carpool spaces. 


Other Considerations

Additional things to review before starting your employment with Saint Mary’s University:

Read up on the history of Saint Mary’s and also take a moment to review the mission, vision, and core values of the University.

Look into the different services that may be available to you on campus, including access to child care services, health services, postal outlets, and our athletic facility, The Homburg Centre.

SMU is proud to be a scent awareness and tobacco free campus. We strive to provide a safe environment, free from violence and harassment.