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Universities Canada employees at a staff retreat in 2019  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Universities Canada / Universités Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

  • Universities Canada encourages employees to take 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 -- and provides up to 11 paid personal days off per year
  • As part of the organization's pandemic response, Universities Canada permitted employees to borrow furniture, computer equipment and supplies from the office, and provided two home allowances of $1,000 each to further help employees set up comfortable home offices
  • 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
Universities Canada's finance staff members at a team-building event  


Industry Professional organizations
Established in Canada 1911
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 81
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Average age of employees in Canada 42.2 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
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
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), 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, 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

The Career Directory

Universities Canada / Universités Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Universities Canada / Universités Canada Finance Team Lunch

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, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, 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 Policy Analyst, Program Officer, Communications Officer, Journalist
Starting salary $50K to $60K
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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