Niagara Health
Cally Adams (centre) and John Chirico (right) are respiratory therapists at Niagara Health   (Photo credit: Anna Cobian)

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

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

  • Niagara Health maintains a culture of recognition through a variety of initiatives, including Just Because Cards, an on-the-spot awards program (for patients and their families to recognize employees who helped create a positive patient experience), and annual Awards of Excellence (peer-nominated awards based on the organization's core values)
  • Niagara Health offers training and development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their career, from financial support for employees pursuing additional education, to leadership development programs for employees interested in advancing in their careers, to co-op placements and paid internships for students and young people
  • Niagara Health helps employees plan for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, assistance with retirement planning and phased-in work options when they near retirement
Some members of the project team, including clinical staff and physicians, working together to provide input for Niagara Health's new South Niagara site  

Highlights

Industry Healthcare services
Established in Canada 2000
Major Canadian hiring locations St Catharines ON, Welland ON, Niagara Falls ON, Fort Erie ON, Port Colborne ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,129
Part-time employees in Canada 1,036
Average age of employees in Canada 41.79 years
Longest serving employee 52 years
Benefits note Niagara Health has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work created a hybrid work arrangement policy (eligibility is determined by a decision tree), participating employees have access to office ergonomic support for proper home office set up
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 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 75% of the premiums
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 84% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 84% of salary for 10 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 84% of salary for 10 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 84% of salary for 10 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 15 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Healthcare services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations St Catharines ON, Welland ON, Niagara Falls ON, Fort Erie ON, Port Colborne 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
Typical new grad positions Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Personal Support Worker, Ward Clerk, Registration Clerk, Health Records Technician
Starting salary $50K to $60K
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

Academic fields recruited


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