Halton, Regional Municipality of
Frontline paramedic staff take part in the 'Stronger Together' campaign at Halton Region's Woodlands Operation Centre in Oakville, ON  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Halton, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • In 2020, Halton Region launched the Stronger Together campaign to recognize front-line staff who delivered essential programs and services (including employees working in customer service, public health, long-term care, waste management, and social and community services)
  • Halton Region supports ongoing training and development through a number of initiatives, including leadership development programs, in-house apprenticeships for skilled trades, and paid internships to provide recent graduates with public sector experience
  • Halton Region supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75 per cent of salary for 25 weeks), as well as parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (75 per cent of salary for 10 weeks, depending on employee group) -- employees working at the organization's head office also receive priority placement at the onsite daycare
Long-term care employees at Halton Region  


Industry Municipal government
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Oakville ON, Burlington ON, Halton Hills ON, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,139
Part-time employees in Canada 1,209
Average age of employees in Canada 43.25 years
Longest serving employee 50 years
Benefits note Halton Region 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 90% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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 training, mentoring, paid internships
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


Pandemic response recognition pay program for those working excessive hours in response to the pandemic, revised sick leave policy (up to 14 days without a doctor's note), enhanced access to mental health programs, weekly communications from the region's chief administrative officer in 2020, created a #strongertogether campaign to recognize front-line employees, dedicated Community Investment Fund (awarding nearly $3.5-million to non-profit health and social service programs that enhance the health, safety and well-being of residents)

The Career Directory

Halton, Regional Municipality of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Summer and co-op students during an onboarding event at Halton Region

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal government
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Oakville ON, Burlington ON, Halton Hills ON, Milton ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Water and Wastewater Operator, Project Manager, Paramedic, Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Personal Support Worker, Financial Analyst, Administrative Assistant, Program Assistant, Case Manager, Human Resources Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Service Desk Technician, Millwright, Electrician, Mechanic, Dietary Aide, Communications Specialist
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, 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

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