Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada employees  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Public Health Agency of Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • Public Health Agency of Canada focuses on the longer term welfare of its employees with a health benefits plan that extends to retirees (with 80 per cent premium coverage) and offers further peace of mind through a defined benefit pension plan
  • Public Health Agency of Canada honours exceptional contributions through an awards program with a variety of categories, including excellence in public health, creativity and innovation, policy and program, workplace well-being, and diversity and inclusion (to name only a few)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up (to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks), as well as parental top-up for new fathers or adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 37 weeks)
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Highlights

Industry Federal government, administration of public health programs
Established in Canada 2004
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Ottawa ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,332
Part-time employees in Canada 205
Average age of employees in Canada 42.1 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
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
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response launched a new virtual ergonomic program to provide guidance on good posture, tools to optimize the ergonomic adjustment of remote workspaces, and virtual support from an ergo coach

The Career Directory

Public Health Agency of Canada 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, administration of public health programs
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Ottawa ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships in research, paid internships, summer jobs, co-op internships in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, and political science, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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

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