1. New Casual Employees
  2. New Continuing and Term Employees
    1. HR Orientation Session
    2. Department Orientation/Onboarding
  3. University Onboarding
    1. Within First Month
    2. Within First 3 Months
    3. Within First 6 Months

New Casual Employees

After you accept your offer, your manager will be in touch to welcome you to the team. You can confirm first day information and logistics (office location, start time, dress code, what to bring, etc.) directly with them.

On your first day, you will receive a department orientation (workstation information, team introduction, and department overview) from your new manager and team. Over the next few weeks and months, they will also be supporting your overall onboarding process to ensure you are successful in your new role!

Additional onboarding activities (designated as part of Carleton’s Onboarding timeline) can be found below.

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New Continuing and Term Employees

After you accept your offer, you will be scheduled for an orientation session with Human Resources. Your manager will also be in touch with you to welcome you to the team, and you can confirm first day information and logistics (office location, dress code, what to bring, etc.) directly with them.

HR Orientation Session

We will contact you with the specific date and time of your orientation session—in most cases, it will be the Monday of or prior to your first day of work. This orientation session is an opportunity for you to meet some members of your HR team, ask questions, and learn more about our campus community.

This two-part session is designed for you to:

  • Review your information package. In this first part, you will meet with one of our Talent Acquisition Coordinators to learn about resources available to you, departments and services on campus, mandatory training, campus safety and other information to help you adjust to your new workplace.
  • Complete your forms & learn about your benefits. In this second part, a member of our Benefits team will walk you through filling out the required HR documentation, and review your total rewards package with you.

Please remember to bring the following items:

  • A VOID cheque or a signed Direct Deposit Advise (available from your bank)
  • Proof of date of birth – bring government-issued photo ID (examples: Driver’s License, Passport)

Department Orientation/Onboarding

After completing your HR Orientation Session, you will then head over to the office of your new team.

Upon arrival, you will receive a department orientation (workstation information, team introduction, and department overview) from your new manager and team. Over the next few weeks and months, they will also be supporting your overall onboarding process to ensure you are successful in your new role!

University Onboarding

As a new employee to Carleton, we want to ensure that you have a proper onboarding experience. This will ensure that you are properly set up for success in your new role, and that you become a key member of Carleton’s community and culture.

The full Onboarding process normally takes place over your first year of employment at Carleton. Here is a timeline of Onboarding initiatives (and their associated timeframes) that you are strongly encouraged to participate in:

Within First Month

Within First 3 Months

Within First 6 Months