What you need to know

First day? Relax; we’ve got you covered with a range of great benefits. You just need to enrol to take advantage of everything available to you.

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Get what’s coming to you

Medical, dental, and vision

Upon joining, you are eligible to enrol in the medical, dental, and vision plans with Sun Life. If you enrol, your cover will start on the first day of the first pay period following your start date.

If you get stuck, feel free to submit a People Guide Request.

Workday Canada Retirement Savings Plan

You’re eligible to enrol in the retirement plan within 30 days of your hiring date. Be sure to contribute at least 6% of your basic salary to get the full 3% matching contribution from Workday. If you’re a retirement go-getter, you can contribute up to 15% of your earnings to the plan. 

You can enrol and change your contributions in Workday and select your investments anytime on Sun Life’s portal. There are two parts to the retirement plan: the DCPP and the RRSP. Read up on how you can divide your contributions.

Life, accident, and critical illness insurance

You’re eligible for life, AD&D, and critical illness insurance on your first day, and it doesn’t cost you anything. Make sure to designate your beneficiaries as soon as possible in Workday.

Restricted stock units (RSUs)

Your grant for restricted stock units (RSUs) should be approved about one month after your hire date. You don’t need to do anything to receive the grant. Just be sure to stick around while the RSUs turn into real, live Workday stock over the next four years.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

You have two opportunities a year to enrol in the ESPP, in May and in November. Grab your chance when the next enrolment period rolls around.

Review the ESPP FAQ to learn more.


This site is the best place to learn about Workday benefits. That’s why we named it Workdaybenefits.com (clever, eh?). So start your reading on these pages. Then, if you have questions, submit a People Guide Request.