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Universities Canada / Universités Canada

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Universities Canada / Universités Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

  • 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 and paid internships to help students and new grads gain career-level experience
  • Universities Canada maintains generous time-off policies with four weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to five weeks after five years on-the-job -- additionally, employees are granted up to 35 hours of special leave each year which can be used for rest, family commitments or other matters related to well-being (employees are not required to provide justification for leave)
  • 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

Highlights

Industry Professional organizations
Established in Canada 1911
Major Canadian locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 85
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Average age of employees in Canada 40.4 years
Longest serving employee 36 years
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), reduced summer hours
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 $500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $200 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 35 weeks
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, leadership development programs, 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

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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Professional organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 51 to 100
Major Canadian 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Program Officer, Policy Analyst, Government Relations Coordinator, Journalist, Accounting Officer
Starting salary $50K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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