Welcome To SFU!

Congratulations! You have joined Canada's leading comprehensive University. We are pleased to welcome you to our community. Learn more about SFU’s values and commitment

The staff in Human Resources support you and your department in these endeavours and we look forward to assisting you in fulfilling your potential here at SFU. We hope the information below will help you to familiarize with the University and settle into your new employment successfully. 

Information for New Employees

First Steps

New Employee Package

Following acceptance of an offer of employment with the University, you will receive a letter confirming and outlining your appointment along with a New Employee Package via online Talent Centre portal, Taleo.

The following forms from your New Employee Package must be completed and returned to Human Resources as early as possible to ensure a timely enrolment on payroll:

  •  Personal Data Form (Note: Please attach a void cheque or a photocopy of a bank authorization form for Payroll purposes.)
  • TD1
  • TD1BC  
  • Benefits Package (where applicable)
  • General Privacy and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Dues Authorization (for CUPE and APSA)
  • A copy of your PR or permit Confirmation of your eligibility to work in Canada (where applicable)                                               

        * confirmation of your eligibility to work in Canada must be completed prior to commencing your role

SFU Employee ID and Computing ID

Simon Fraser University is a leader in information technology and as an employee of the University, you automatically receive an SFU Computing ID. After you have completed and returned your new employee forms, you will be enrolled on Payroll and an employee ID and computing ID will be issued to you. Your computing ID will provide you with a work email account as well as access to other computing services that are available from your office and home.

If you supplied a non-SFU email address on your new employee forms, you will receive an email at that address indicating when and how you can activate your SFU Computing ID online. Please visit IT Services for further information. 

Library Card

All employees with active appointments are eligible for a SFU ID/Library Card. Please visit the Registrar and Information Services counter to obtain your card. 

Please note that the first couple weeks at the start of each semester are very busy at Student Services and you may wish to obtain your card at a later date to avoid lineups. 

Department Orientation Checklist

After you arrive, your supervisor will provide you with information regarding your new department and your position. If you have been hired into a position your department will complete a Department Orientation Checklist with you.


For continuing employees, The University orientation program is coordinated by Human Resources and includes a number of University speakers from administrative programs important to all staff. The program also provides a review of benefit programs, and an opportunity to meet with a Union or Association representative where applicable.


As a new employee, you will be required to partake in Anti-Bullying and Harassment Training, and the New and Young Worker Safety Orientation provided by Safety and Risk Services

Employee Self - Service: myINFO

After you have activated your computing account, you will have access to SFU's Employee Self Service from your home or office at http://myinfo.sfu.ca.

With SFU myINFO you can:

- View your :

  • Pay advices
  • Vacation Balances
  • Personal Information Summary
  • Employee Profile

- View and update your :

  • Home and Mailing Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Emergency Contact Information

Way Around 

Campus Maps

SFU has three campuses in Metro Vancouver and your way around can be a daunting experience. To get you started on locating the building, please review the maps of : Burnaby Campus (pdf, Google, self-tour), Vancouver Campus (Google), Surrey Campus (Google). If you have difficulty locating a department when you are on campus, do not hesitate to contact Facilities Services

Public Transportation

There are various methods to commute to your new position at the University. All three campuses are on bus routes and two (Vancouver and Surrey) are located within one block of Skytrain stations. The following links provide you with more detailed information on public transportation, as well as alternative arrangements such as car-pooling and on-campus parking. 


1. Surrey Campus : Information

2. Vancouver Campus : Information

3. Burnaby Campus :

Parking is operated by SFU Parking Services at the Burnaby Campus

Employees have preferred access to parking, although location and pricing is not guaranteed, and is based on what is currently available. Wait lists may exist for the most desirable lots. To purchase employee parking at the Burnaby campus, here is the procedure:

Your supervisor can arrange for courtesy parking (Lot B) for your first day by emailing your vehicle information to the Parking Office. On this day, bring valid photo identification and visit the Parking Office. Alternatively, employees may purchase parking on a weekly, monthly, semesterly or annual basis by paying in advance.

  • For continuing employees :

Continuing staff may purchase an annual parking permit through payroll deduction. Forms are located on the online forms page

  • For temporary employees :

Email the Coordinator, Temporary Support Services your vehicle information, who will arrange for courtesy parking on the first day of your assignment (Lot B), and will advise the Parking Office of your assignment dates. You can then visit the Parking Office with a valid photo identification to purchase daily, weekly or monthly scripts for the duration of your assignment.    

Where to Eat

The SFU campuses have a wide variety of dining options (from chain restaurants to SFU service providers and catering) as well as a number of restaurants at the Cornerstone.

Recreation Facilities

All continuing staff are eligible for a free SFU gym membership. This membership also entitles you to a variety of other recreational facilities. To obtain your membership go to the Recreation & Athletics Main Office situated on the second floor of the Chancellor's Gymnasium Complex. For a full schedule of services, activities, equipment rental and information regarding the facilities themselves you can visit Recreation & Athletics page. 

Other Useful Links

Forms & Resources

See our Forms & Resources page for a complete listing of available documents.