FedDev Ontario
FedDev Ontario employees meet in a collaborative workspace at the Waterloo office  

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why FedDev Ontario was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2022):

  • FedDev Ontario supports its new moms with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks) and extends parental leave top-up to new dads and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 37 weeks) -- employees also have the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • FedDev Ontario moved employees to work-from-home arrangements early in the pandemic and followed up with two surveys over the course of the pandemic to capture employee feedback on the immediate impacts and planning for the future of work
  • FedDev Ontario encourages a culture of learning amongst its employees through in-house and online training, as well as full tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position -- and reaches out to the next generation through summer employment and co-op work experience programs
Matt Kissick, senior communications advisor at FedDev Ontario picks up equipment at the office in Waterloo  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, general economic programs
Established in Canada 2009
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Peterborough ON, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 347
Part-time employees in Canada 13
Average age of employees in Canada 40.5 years
Longest serving employee 11.5 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition 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 moved employees to work-from-home arrangements early in the pandemic, established a multidisciplinary team to lead the response to the pandemic (headed by the director of human resources and the head of the corporate services branch), hosted 2 surveys to capture employee feedback and help guide policies for the future of work, created the virtual "Meet Me at the Water Cooler" program to help employees keep in touch less formally

The Career Directory

FedDev Ontario has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, general economic programs
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Peterborough ON, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited

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