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Seneca College
Seneca employee   (Photo credit: Johan Hallberg Campbell)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Seneca College was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Seneca supports its new moms with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93 per cent of salary to 52 weeks) as well as extending parental leave top-up for new dads (and adoptive parents) to 93 per cent for 37 weeks
  • Seneca offers retirement planning assistance and employer contributions to a defined benefit pension plan to help employees save for the future
  • Seneca employees can apply to take an unpaid leave of absence or a self-funded leave of absence (through a deferred salary option) for up to one year in duration
Dr. Frank Merante (right), an instructor at Seneca works in the lab with research assistants  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Peterborough ON, King City ON, Markham ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,509
Part-time employees in Canada 2,367
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 52 years
Benefits note Seneca 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 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week
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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response introduced a number of new virtual programs addressing pandemic-related topics for all employees such as managing remote work teams, parenting and wellness topics, worked with the City of Toronto through 2 applied research projects focused on helping vulnerable communities access both better broadband service and helpful government programs

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Peterborough ON, King City ON, Markham ON, Toronto ON
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Registration Advisor, Payroll Administrator, Admissions Advisor, Human Resources Coordinator, Administrative Assistant
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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