Northwood
Northwood employees  

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2021) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Northwood was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2021) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2021):

  • Northwood helps employees plan securely for life after work through a defined benefit pension plan and offers phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Northwood employees receive a mental health practitioner benefit of $1,800 per year as part of the organization's health benefits plan
  • Northwood supports ongoing employee development with in-house and online training programs as well as tuition subsidies for courses at external academic institutions
Northwood employees at last year's Northwood Live More Awards, the organization's annual fundraising gala   (Photo credit: Michelle Doucette)

Highlights

Industry Nursing care facilities
Established in Canada 1962
Major Canadian hiring locations West Hants NS, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 998
Part-time employees in Canada 509
Average age of employees in Canada 43.89 years
Longest serving employee 47 years
Benefits note Northwood 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 65% of the premiums
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 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

The Career Directory

Northwood has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A Northwood staff member with a resident at the organization's Bedford campus

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Nursing care facilities
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations West Hants NS, Halifax NS
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, CCA
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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