Mohawk College
Ron McKerlie, Mohawk College president and CEO, and Maxine Carter, chief equity and inclusion officer sign the Scarborough Charter  

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Mohawk College was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2024):

  • Mohawk College offers tuition subsidies for courses at the college (or other institutions) up to a lifetime max of $10,500 and supplements this through an interest-free loan program for continuous learning throughout an employee's career
  • Mohawk College provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments to its new moms (to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks), as well as top-up for new dads and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 35 weeks) -- and employees can apply to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Mohawk College helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance services and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- and employees may be able to take advantage of phased-in retirement work options
Mohawk College employees try out the virtual reality simulators at the school's 'President's Breakfast' event  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,136
Part-time employees in Canada 1,249
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 46 years
Benefits note Mohawk College has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
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 $3,900 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
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 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Mohawk College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2024):

  • Mohawk College hosts a variety of awareness initiatives, including sustainability webinars and a sustainability leadership program for students with online courses covering local food, waste, green jobs and sustainability development goals
  • Mohawk College has introduced numerous environmental programs across the campus, including community gardens, honeybee apiaries, pollinator gardens, water bottle filling stations (in support of a disposable water bottle ban)
  • Mohawk College maintains a 51-plot community garden with over 300 members and a fruit orchard -- and as part of the harvest, the college manages a campus farm stand that features produce from July to November, including "Bounty Bags" and "Eat Better Bags" along with annual food donations to local community organizations
Mohawk College president and CEO Rob McKerlie (left) and chief operating officer Paul Armstrong (right) present Dr. Elizabeth Martin, associate dean of electrical and computer engineering technology with an award at the President's Breakfast  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Major Canadian locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,136
Part-time employees in Canada 1,249
Employee green team food procurement and waste management committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives vice-president, academic
Formal strategy/policy name environmental management plan (est. 2011)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights water bottle filling stations (introduced a single-use plastic water bottle ban back in 2013), on-campus community garden cooperative (unused food donated to local food banks), numerous sustainability courses and programs (from a clean and renewable energy diploma to a sustainable local foods certificate), 2 honeybee apiaries, 3 pollinator gardens and bioswales, a 51-plot community garden
Noteworthy initiatives sustainability webinars, sustainability leadership program (launched in 2021, online course available to Mohawk students covering local food, waste, green jobs and sustainability development goals, to name a few)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation (one of Hamilton's first net-zero institutional building), LEED Gold-certified David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre and The Learning Exchange
Extended recycling batteries, e-waste, organics
Commuter amenities numerous transportation initiatives (discounted transit passes, free bicycle loan program, ride-sharing, EV parking), Bike to Work Day (the college is a hub for the Hamilton Mountain area), green fleet strategy (includes programs to improve fleet fuel efficiency and goals to ensure that 75% of replacement fleet vehicles are hybrid or electric), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up
Community partnerships Clean Air Hamilton Committee (Mohawk College sits on the committee, which is dedicated to improving air quality in the community), Bay Area Climate Change Council (comprised of 14 community leaders from Hamilton and Burlington area who work to address climate change on a regional scale, sharing resources, expertise and best practices), Eco Hamilton Collective (online community of local businesses and individuals "cultivating an eco-conscience" in the community), Mohawk College Farm Stand (which offers local, healthy food on campus from July to November and also delivers "Bounty Bags" with local seasonal produce)

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian locations Hamilton 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 $10,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Administrative Assistant, Helpdesk Technician, Library Assistant, Office Assistant, Parking Services Assistant, Program Support Clerk, Program Support Officer, Student Services Representative, Theatre Tech Assistant
Starting salary $40K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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