University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba staff   (Photo credit: David Lipnowski)

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why University of Manitoba was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2023):

  • University of Manitoba encourages employees to adopt healthy lifestyles through the formal Live Well program, an annual Wellness Week and subsidized memberships to the university's fitness facilities
  • University of Manitoba supports its new moms with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 95 per cent of salary for 35 weeks) as well as providing parental leave top-ups for new dads and adoptive parents (to 95 per cent of salary for 18 weeks) along with onsite daycare for when new parents are ready to return to work
  • University of Manitoba helps employees continue their own education with tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly to their current position -- and offers entry-level job opportunities for the next generation through summer employment, co-ops and paid internship opportunities
University of Manitoba employees   (Photo credit: Mike Latschislaw)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1877
Major Canadian locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,141
Part-time employees in Canada 4,280
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6 years
Longest serving employee 59.8 years
Benefits note University of Manitoba has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work home office allowance, consultation of hybrid and flexible work policies (with employee feedback) for post pandemic work
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
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 50% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $825 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why University of Manitoba was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2023):

  • One of University of Manitoba's strategic priorities is to create pathways to Indigenous achievement for various members of its community -- to support this priority, the university created Gaa wii ji'i diyaang, a council of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples walking together and helping to create a community through relationship building, education, advocacy and action
  • In the past year, University of Manitoba established its first anti-racism task force, co-chaired by the vice-president, administration and vice-president, Indigenous -- the task force will support the anti-racism pillar in the university's strategy and drive the implementation of the university's commitment to the Scarborough Charter
  • University of Manitoba maintains faculty equity, diversity and inclusion committees, who meet regularly to further workplace inclusion and understand issues raised by faculty and staff -- the committee participates extensively in initiatives by helping to establish, communicate, promote and foster inclusion and diversity in the workplace and report to the dean
University of Manitoba honours its Indigenous students at the school's graduation Pow Wow  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,141
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives executive lead of equity, diversity and inclusion, president's task force on equity, diversity and inclusion, faculty equity, diversity and inclusion committees, vice-president (Indigenous) oversees initiatives to advance Indigenous engagement, achievement and governance, anti-racism task force
Performance management and accountability workplace diversity self-declaration available for new hires (includes questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, data is used to measure the university's success to achieving its goals), workforce analysis results are published online and shared with the community, including a plan to address any underrepresentation
Employee resource groups Gaa wii jii'i diyaang Council (former Allies committee), ABNET (Aboriginal employee resource group for students, staff and Aboriginal community members), UMQueer Committee, UM Black Alliance
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies Gaa wii ji’i diyaang (council of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples walking together and helping each other support Indigenous achievement through relationship building, education, advocacy and action), Migizii Agamik community on campus (houses Indigenous Student Centre, Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, Office of Indigenous Achievement, Indigenous Students' Association), Success Through Wellness campus mental health strategy, central accommodation fund to provide faculties and departments assistance to hire persons with a disability, Indigenous procurement program, requests for proposals includes Indigenous well-being as an evaluation criteria outlined in instructions to bidder
Recruitment initiatives managing implicit bias in the hiring process training offered to all search and selection committees, partnerships with 24 community agencies that represent designated groups, offers an Indigenous summer internship program, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) outreach group to encourage young girls to pursue science careers
Training and awareness initiatives training on a variety of topics, including 2STLGBQ+ inclusion, building cultural capacity, dismantling racism, responding to microaggressions, being queer in the time of COVID-19, mental health first aid training, KAIROS Blanket Exercises, Indigenous Student Centre holds regular cultural ceremonies and events, including Zongiigabowin (weekly gathering of Indigenous men), Full Moon Ceremonies (monthly gathering of women), Louis Riel Day celebrations, the annual Traditional Graduations Pow Wow, Smudging ceremonies, and the annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering)
Diversity highlights Indigenous scholars speaker series, Indigenous Initiative Fund (to support projects that further understandings of Indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditions), annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence, Rainbow Pride Mosaic resource centre, Womyn's Centre, home to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (houses a permanent archive for all of the statements, documents and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission over its years of operation)

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An employee at the University of Manitoba navigates the fitness facility's climbing wall

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian locations Winnipeg MB
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
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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