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Universities Canada employees at a staff retreat in 2019  

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

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

  • Universities Canada helps employees balance work and their personal lives with a variety of flexible work arrangements and provides five paid personal days per year -- additionally, the organization supports employees in taking time for themselves with a generous time off policy of four weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to five weeks after five years on the job
  • Universities Canada offers excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments, up to 70 per cent of salary for a full year for new mothers and 35 weeks for new fathers and adoptive parents -- additionally, employees can take advantage of onsite child care when they are ready to return to work
  • Along with investing in the development of its current workforce, Universities Canada supports the education of the next generation through academic scholarships for children of employees, up to $6,000 per child -- and offers co-op placements, paid internships and summer employment to help students and new grads gain career-level experience
Employees at Universities Canada during a lunchtime painting class in 2019  

Highlights

Industry Professional organizations
Established in Canada 1911
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 81
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Average age of employees in Canada 42.4 years
Longest serving employee 39 years
Benefits note Universities Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $200 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online 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

The Career Directory

Universities 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 Professional organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 51 to 100
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Student opportunities paid internships in communications, records management, public policy, and social sciences, paid internships, summer jobs, co-op placements in communications, records management, public policy, and social sciences, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Policy Analyst, Program Officer, Communications Officer, Journalist
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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