Concordia University
Students and employees at Concordia University visit a green space on campus   (Photo credit: Lisa Graves)

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Concordia University was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2024):

  • Concordia University encourages employees to keep fit with subsidized memberships to its extensive on-campus fitness facilities, including offering personal trainer and nutrition consultation services as well as instructor-led zumba, pilates, kickboxing, ballroom dancing classes, and more
  • Concordia University provides exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a full year of paid leave for employees who are new mothers as well as parental leave top-up for fathers and adoptive parents -- employees can also take advantage of subsidized child care on campus and phased-in work options to gradually return to work
  • Concordia University helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and health benefits that extend to retirees
Employees and students at Concordia University use the on-campus District 3 Innovation Hub  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian locations Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,934
Part-time employees in Canada 886
Average age of employees in Canada 48 years
Longest serving employee 59 years
Benefits note Concordia University has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 20 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 32 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 32 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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