Hamilton, City of
City of Hamilton public health employees at a vaccine clinic  

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Hamilton, City of was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2023):

  • City of Hamilton offers rewarding employment opportunities for young people through summer jobs and co-op work terms, and supports employees who want to take the next step in their careers with leadership development programs and career growth and development embedded as a formal part of each individual's performance process
  • City of Hamilton supports positive mental health through a dedicated advisory committee and workplace mental health and well-being strategy, training for people leaders, awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, and coverage for mental health practitioners as part of its benefits plan (up to $1,000 per year)
  • Varying by employee group, the City of Hamilton supports its new moms with maternity leave top-up (to 75 per cent of salary for up to 30 weeks) and recently implemented parental top-up for new fathers (to 75 per cent of salary for up to 15 weeks)
City of Hamilton employees participate in Pink Shirt Day at the Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre  


Industry Municipal government
Established in Canada 1846
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,997
Part-time employees in Canada 2,568
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 52 years
Benefits note City of Hamilton has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work Hamilton@Work plan outlines the city's work from home and hybrid models (includes decision criteria for various roles and job functions)
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.4 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

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