The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is an exciting place to work and offers numerous opportunities to grow and develop future careers. Whether you are a full-time, part-time, contractual, or student employee, orientation for new employees begins with Onboarding. Employee onboarding is critical to learning job responsibilities, becoming familiar with performance expectations, and building positive working relationships. The Onboarding Program provides key information you will need when commencing employment with the public service.

Onboarding combines classroom and virtual delivery, eLearning, and other tools and resources that cover a broad spectrum of topics to assist employees with their orientation into Government. It provides key information you will need immediately regarding topics such as:

  • Pay
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Government Policies
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Learning and Development Opportunities.

If you are a newly hired employee, a course page for Employee Onboarding can be found in PS Access (www.psaccess.ca), Government’s Learning Management System, where you’ll find a great deal of the content listed above. To request your PS Access user ID and Password, please email PSAccessSupport@gov.nl.ca.

Who is Responsible for Onboarding?

Responsibility for onboarding is shared among many individuals, however, the new employee and their director/manager play the most significant roles in the orientation process.

Director / Manager

The Director/Manager is responsible for ensuring that each new employee receives a comprehensive onboarding experience. This involves reviewing the Onboarding Checklist below with employees and encouraging participation in the Onboarding Program. The timeline below is intended to provide manager’s with a structured approach to ensure new employees are supported from the time of hiring through to the end of their first year on the job.

Onboarding Checklist (286 KB)

Manager’s Onboarding Timeline (326 KB)

Tuition Assistance Program


Every employee, whether new to the Public Service or new to a particular position, is encouraged to take an active role in the Onboarding Program. Employees are encouraged to email PSAccessSupport@gov.nl.ca and request their PS Access User ID and Password so they can access PS Access (www.psaccess.ca) and benefit from the information provided through the Onboarding Program.

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