Saskatoon, City of
City of Saskatoon's City Hall

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon, City of was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016):

  • With facilities across the city, City of Saskatoon employees are encouraged to keep in-shape with subsidized access to fitness facilities, which feature a variety of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, employee sports teams, and running tracks at some locations -- interested employees can also take advantage of low-interest loans for sports or fitness equipment
  • City of Saskatoon invests in ongoing employee development through formal mentoring, a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities, and full tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions, including courses related and not directly related to employees' current positions
  • City of Saskatoon supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for up to 15 weeks) and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- and employees can also take advantage of a variety of alternative work options to help balance their work and personal lives
City of Saskatoon employee
City of Saskatoon employees
City of Saskatoon employees working together

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1906
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,041
Part-time employees in Canada 1,219
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 43 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 60% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon, City of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • In partnership with the Saskatchewan Tribal Council, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Gabriel Dumont Institute, the City of Saskatoon provides Heavy Equipment Operator/Class 1A pre-employment training for First Nation and Métis peoples -- and hosts workshops for seasonal Aboriginal employees working within the Parks department to provide information on career development and invites representatives from the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Gabriel Dumont Institute to speak about their related training programs and initiatives
  • The City of Saskatoon collaborated with the Saskatoon Skills and Trades Centre to design and deliver pre-employment training to Aboriginal candidates interested in Fireman or Custodian roles and a Landscaping Technician course, which includes a 4-week placement with the city
  • The City of Saskatoon offers temporary work placements to help new Canadians gain work experience (in partnership with settlement agencies such as the Open Door Society) as well as work placements for Aboriginal students (in association with Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology)
City of Saskatoon employee

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,041
Workforce representation female employees (38.3 %), female managers (44.4 %), visible minority employees (7.1 %), visible minority managers (7.7 %), Aboriginal employees (6.6 %), Aboriginal managers (2.3 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Formal commitment Diversity Coordinator, allocates annual budget for diversity initiatives ($47K for 2015), Aboriginal Affairs position, accessibility advisory committee, cultural diversity and race relations committee, social diversity group
Unique diversity initiatives shares vacancies with over 60 community agencies, participated in over 26 career fairs and networking opportunities, lifeguard program for Aboriginal youth, training and educational workshops (religious accommodation, intercultural awareness, cultural competence, Aboriginal awareness, cultural bridging), Heavy Equipment Operator/Class 1A pre-employment training (for First Nation and Métis peoples), pre-employment training for Aboriginal candidates interested in Fireman or Custodian roles
Diversity community partnerships Saskatoon Open Door Society (work placements for new Canadians), Global Gathering Place, Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (work placements for Aboriginal students)

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