Canada Foundation for Innovation / CFI

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Foundation for Innovation / CFI was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation offers exceptional family-friendly benefits which include maternity and parental leave top-up for mothers (up to 85% of salary for a full year) and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive fathers (up to 85% of salary for up to 35 weeks)
  • In addition to 4 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Canada Foundation for Innovation offers up to 6 paid personal days off each year, which can be scheduled at the employees' discretion
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation celebrates exceptional employee performance through peer-to-peer recognition awards, tailored and unique rewards, and long-service awards for longstanding employees

Highlights

Established in Canada 1997
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 67
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Average age of employees in Canada 46.59
Longest serving employee 19 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
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives online training
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Canada Foundation for Innovation / CFI has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Canada Foundation for Innovation employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Research Support Services
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
Other info for new grads A background in Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Biology or Chemistry may be an asset.
Typical new grad positions Programs Assistant, Junior Communications Officer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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