Recruit and Hire Staff

    The University of Saskatchewan is committed to diversity and has a strategic focus on the recruitment of Aboriginal employees.

    Only internal vacancies are posted on our website; if you are an external employer seeking University of Saskatchewan students/alumni other options are available:

    Recruitment Resources

    Our new recruitment-focused website and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) will provide a more user-friendly experience for job seekers, and support easier candidate review and selection for hiring managers.

    Current USASK faculty and staff can access the ATS through the PAWS Employee channel

    Refer to the Knowledge Base for:

    Advertising a position

    all positions are posted online at:

    Saskjobs was closed April 30, 2018 but re-opened for a six month period on May 9, 2018; as of October 12, 2018 there has been no final decision by the provincial government regarding the future of Saskjobs

    It is currently still active for any postings that are intended for local applicants only; however it is the responsibility of the department/ unit to create a Saskjobs account, post and monitor these ads - ConnectionPoint does not provide this service.  Instructions for Saskjobs.

    • if there is a possibility that a foreign worker (non-Canadian) may be considered, you must contact Human Resources at: before proceeding with your recruitment 
      • procedural errors will delay and jeopardize an application for immigration clearance
      • non-compliance will jeopardize the entire organization
    • if you are considering an international search, advertising with the National Job Bank is required
      • departments are responsible for advertising on this website to fulfil the Government of Canada requirement
      • see National Job Bank Instructions for details
    Hire a successful candidate

    Hiring Manager

    Information can be found on the Knowledge Base regarding the entire recruitment process, including letters of offer, the onboarding process and a Checklist for Hiring Managers.

    The manager prepares and submits the:

    • Electronic Job Submission (EJS) with letter of offer and resume attached
      • letters of offer and resumes for Student Assistants, GTF, GSF, and hourly paid personnel are not required/held in Human Resources
      • all appointments must be submitted electronically 
    • Position Request Change Form is required for all new Tenure Track, Continuing, Without Term, Permanent and Seasonal positions and to authorize changes to existing positions
    • Study or Work Permit and copy of SIN card with valid expiry date
      • required for all non-Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents
    • For additional information contact the Data Processing team at 966-2000 or

    New Employee

    The Manager provides the employee with their NSID on the first day of work and directs them to contact IT Support Services via phone at 306-966-2222 to obtain a PAWS password.

    The manager directs the new employee to login to PAWS to:

    • provide employee with an overview of the tools and information available
    • make any changes to My Profile
    • complete the self identification form
    • complete or make changes to direct deposit information:
      • login to and select from the left menu "Employee", "My Employment", "Direct Deposit"
      • Note: New employeee accounts may not display the "My Employment" tab until after the first day of work; direct deposit information can only be updated online when this tab is active.

    The manager ensures the new employee completes/signs the following:

    • TD1 and TD1SK forms (sent to Connectionpoint Data Processing team)
      • required for all new hires or upon rehire where the employee has not worked in the current calendar year
      • also required if personal situations change which affect tax deductions (i.e. children, marriage, etc.)
    • Forms can be dropped off in person or sent via campus mail to: ARTS 258 - Data Processing
      • Note: Scanned copies cannot be accepted at this time.

    Employee Orientation

    • the manager is required to provide the new employee with an orientation to their work environment upon commencing employment