Employee Self-Service (ESS)


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Contact ESS

ESS Help Desk
Phone: 416.978.3772
Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Email: ess.hr@utoronto.ca


Employee Self-Service (ESS) is an online platform that provides all active appointed, non-appointed and casual U of T employees with a convenient and secure way to access their personal information from work or at home.

ESS is available:

Monday to Sunday
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 AM (next day)


What You Need to Access ESS


For security purposes, the ESS help desk requires the following information to verify your identity:

  1. Your UTORid and password;
  2. The last four (4) digits of your social insurance number (SIN);
  3. Your personnel number; and,
  4. Your date of birth.

Logging into ESS


New Users

If you are logging in to ESS for the first time:

Returning Users

If you are returning to ESS:

Once you have logged into ESS, the opening view will be the new Welcome landing page. This page provides information on upcoming planned down times, help desk information, and important alerts for system users.

To get into ESS, select My HR & Equity option in the navigation menu.