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Carleton University
Carleton University professor and students

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

Here are some of the reasons why Carleton University was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • To address the health and well-being of its faculty and staff, Carleton University created a 3-year healthy workplace plan, focusing on health promotion, mental health and work-life balance -- as part of the initiative, the University offers workshops and info sessions on nutrition, stress and health, and is in the process of creating a university-wide mental health strategy
  • Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Carleton University offers paid time off during the winter holidays and paid personal days, which can be scheduled at the employees' discretion
  • In addition to a hybrid pension plan, Carleton University helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
Carleton University employees celebrating 25 years of service   (Photo credit: Justin Tang)

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, Universities
Established in Canada 1942
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,134
Part-time employees in Canada 3,897
Average age of employees in Canada 48
Longest serving employee 49 years
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 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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 48 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

The Career Directory

Carleton University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Carleton University employees posing with mascot Rodney the Raven at the university's Appreciation Day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, Universities
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,134
Part-time employees in Canada 3,897
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
Other info for new grads External applicants are encouraged to join the casual applicant pool to gain relevant experience as many of the University's recruitment competitions give priority to internal candidates.
Typical new grad positions Accounting Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Registrarial Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Stacks Supervisor, Customer/Client Service Representative
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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