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Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Claude Brulé, president of Algonquin College, and his dog Seamus are part of the organization's pet therapy team and are pictured with trainer Jane Madigan  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • Algonquin College participates in the Not Myself Today campaign and offers a mental health practitioner benefit of up to $2,000 as part of its health benefits plan -- the college also developed a "Dog Squad" program, allowing employees to bring their dogs to campus to help alleviate student and employee stress
  • Algonquin College encourages employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and a defined benefit pension plan -- the college also offers phased-in work hours to help employees who are nearing retirement transition
  • Algonquin College provides exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a full year of paid leave for mothers and parental leave top-up ranging between 35 to 37 weeks for fathers and adoptive parents -- the college also offers the option to extend their parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence and the convenience of onsite child care upon their return
Algonquin College employees and students participated in a non-ceremonial Indigenous fire  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, colleges
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Perth ON, Pembroke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,387
Part-time employees in Canada 2,714
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Benefits note Algonquin College has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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
Flexible work options 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

COVID-19

Pandemic response donated protective equipment and loaned ventilators to local health care organizations, created face shields using its 3D printers (in partnership with Hacking Health Ottawa and University of Ottawa medical students), special website to provide updates on the pandemic as well as resources and virtual learning opportunities

The Career Directory

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Algonquin College's newly opened library in the DARE District

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, colleges
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Perth ON, Pembroke ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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