Accessibility Standards Canada
Accessibility Standards Canada employees Joshua (left) and Carl (right) take part in a hybrid meeting  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Accessibility Standards Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

  • Accessibility Standards Canada is building accessibility into all aspects of the organization and workplace, including the Gatineau office space, which was built with accessibility by design in mind -- the organization embeds accessibility into work tools for employees and is committed to enhancing recruitment, retention, training, advancement, job satisfaction, and support of employees with disabilities
  • Accessibility Standards Canada offers leave for personal and professional reasons, such as family-related obligations and medical appointments -- some employees have also taken special leave to represent Canada in world competitions such as the Paralympics and other sports or competitions for people with disabilities
  • Accessibility Standards Canada offers retirement planning for employees at various stages of their careers, covering topics such as the psychology of retirement, wills and succession planning -- employees can also ease into a pre-retirement program with a reduced workweek and will continue to have access to the same financial and health benefits after retiring (along with their significant other)
Accessibility Standards Canada employees Yanika (left) and Brian (right) connect in one of the organization's private meeting offices  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, workplace standards agency
Established in Canada 2019
Parent company Accessibility Standards Canada is an independent Departmental Corporation that is part of the portfolio of the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada in the Government of Canada.
Parent company head office Gatineau QC
Major Canadian locations Montréal QC, Victoria BC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC
Full-time employees in Canada 63
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Average age of employees in Canada 30 years
Longest serving employee 3.5 years
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 98% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 5 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

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