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Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Algonquin College employees celebrating a win at Spread the Net, a charitable challenge raising funds for malaria prevention

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016):

  • Algonquin College provides exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a full year of paid leave for mothers and parental leave top-up ranging between 35 to 37 weeks for fathers and adoptive parents -- also offers an option to extend their parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence and the convenience of an onsite daycare facility upon their return
  • Employees working at Algonquin College's Ottawa campus can stay in shape by taking advantage of the onsite fitness facility, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, basketball court, sauna, soccer dome and instructor-led classes such as yoga and aerobics
  • An environmentally conscious employer, Algonquin College established a dedicated steering committee to help embed sustainability within the school's culture and is currently developing a Green Office to further engage employees


Industry Post Secondary Schools, Colleges
Established in Canada 1967
Full-time employees in Canada 1,321
Part-time employees in Canada 2,078
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 40 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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