Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority
Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority employees work on a project to restore the Sherman Inlet shoreline  

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2022):

  • Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority encourages employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined contribution pension plan -- additionally, the organization offers phased-in work options to enable retiring employees to gradually reduce their hours
  • Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority provides maternity leave top-up to new mothers (to 90 per cent of salary for up to 17 weeks) and recently expanded its policy to include parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents
Employees at Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority volunteer in support of CityKidz  


Industry Port and harbour operations
Established in Canada 1912
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 55
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 43.75 years
Longest serving employee 28 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) 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 $500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
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 3 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 14 paid days)


Pandemic response enabled employees to take home office equipment for remote work, increased communications with employees (town halls, regular check-ins), organized virtual challenges and offered free access to online yoga classes

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