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Professor Kahente Horn-Miller meets with Carleton University students from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies   (Photo credit: Luther Caverly)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Carleton University was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

  • Carleton University manages an extensive healthy workplace initiative, supported by a dedicated healthy workplace officer, a cross-functional committee, and a network of over 90 Healthy Workplace Champions that act as department ambassadors
  • As part of moving employees to work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic, Carleton University ensured that employees could ask for technical support and ergonomic assessments of home offices along with ensuring employees took needed equipment for a proper setup
  • Carleton University supports employees through various stages of life, from maternity leave top-up payments for mothers-to-be, to flexible work options to help balance personal and family commitments, to phased-in work options for those in the later stages of their careers
Faculty, staff and students celebrate Carleton University's annual appreciation day  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, universities
Established in Canada 1942
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,445
Part-time employees in Canada 2,953
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 54 years
Benefits note Carleton University has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response established a formal pandemic steering committee and scenario planning working group (comprised of senior leaders) to oversee and plan for pandemic responses, moved employees to work-from-home arrangements along with providing equipment (and employees could ask for ergonomic assessments and IT help if needed), extended the EFAP health benefit to all employees and added pandemic leave time in addition to existing leave policies

The Career Directory

Carleton University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Carleton University's Dominion-Chalmers Centre is a hub for cultural events, teaching and learning

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, universities
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads External applicants are encouraged to join the casual applicant pool to gain relevant experience as many of the university's recruitment competitions give priority to internal candidates.
Typical new grad positions Accounting Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Registrarial Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Stacks Supervisor, Customer/Client Service Representative
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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