York, Regional Municipality of
Erinn, an employee at York Region cycles through the region's public trails  

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • Along with flexible hours and work from home options, York Region in partnership with Metrolinx encourages employees to consider alternative transportation through support for numerous awareness initiatives, including Carpool Day, Smart Commute Week, Bike to Work Day and Bike to School Week
  • York Region supports a cross-section of employee ambassadors from multiple departments who lead numerous awareness initiatives throughout the year to inform and educate their fellow employees, addressing a range of actions and initiatives, including waste reduction, composting, forestry, energy and water conservation, reuse and recycling initiatives
  • York Region has developed a long-range strategic plan (called Vision 2051) that features 'living sustainably' as one of its pillars -- including moving towards zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2051, introducing building standards to encourage net-zero buildings, diversifying energy supplies and moving toward local and renewable and alternative energy production, and even utilizing stormwater as a resource
Leslie, a community and public engagement coordinator in environmental services at York Region, informs colleagues on the importance of reducing food waste  

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,743
Part-time employees in Canada 868
Employee green team environmental services department
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Commissioner of Environmental Services
Formal strategy/policy name Vision 2051 (long-range strategic plan includes "Living Sustainably" as one of eight pillars)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights hosts employee "Swap and Share" programs two times each year for employees to share gently used items and keep them out of landfill, ongoing book swap, employee-led plant exchange, regular environmentally themed lunch and learns, double-sided printing as a default (95 per cent of paper used has a minimum of 30 per cent recycled content), recently launched a water reuse research demonstration project
Noteworthy initiatives The Green Strategy (part of the region's official plan) features a range of initiatives, from environmental land protection and preservation to protecting core natural areas and restoring linkages to educating residents about the value of green infrastructure), "SM4RT Living Plan" (strategic waste management plan for the entire region)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, numerous initiatives across the region include water conservation, LED lighting, state-of-the-art building controls, renewable energy installations (heat recovery from effluent, PV solar installations, micro-hydro turbines for water and wastewater systems)
Extended recycling fleet vehicles include hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, formal EV charging station policy, biodiesel used for transit vehicles, carpool-matching service and reserved carpool parking, Carpool Week and Bike to Work Week, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships York Children's Water Festival (annual water conservation program that reaches over 5,000 Grade 4 students annually), National Forest Week (employees receive seedlings), Earth Day (employees provide forest tours for students), Tree Bee program (education outreach program to teach elementary students about trees), Ontario Streams, Evergreen (greening school grounds program)

The Career Directory

York, Regional Municipality of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Emily, a representative at York Region's 'Access York Contact Centre'

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal government
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham 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 Accounting Clerk, Activationist, Administrative Clerk, Application Technical Specialist, Associate Council I, Associate Planner, Child Care Services Coordinator, Control Panel Operator, Court Records Clerk, Courtroom Clerk Reporter, Customer Information Representative, Customer Service Representative, Elderly Service Worker, GIS Technologist, Health Care Aide, Health Educator, Legal Administrative Clerk, Marketing Assistant, Operator-in-Training (Water and Wastewater), Outreach Program Worker, Primary Care Paramedic, Public Health Nurse, Recruitment Assistant, Registered Practical Nurse, Signshop Assistant, Social Assistance Case Coordinator I, Support Analyst Assistant, Technician II, Technologist I, Tobacco Control Officer
Starting salary $70K to $75K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, 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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