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City of Saskatoon employees   (Photo credit: Chris Hendrickson)

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon, City of was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017):

  • City of Saskatoon employees are encouraged to keep in shape with subsidized access to a number of fully-equipped community fitness facilities located across the city -- interested employees can also take advantage of fitness club subsidies as part of their health plan and low-interest loans for sports or fitness equipment
  • City of Saskatoon employees can apply for an unpaid leave of absence or defer a portion of their salary and take a self-funded leave of absence for up to 1 year in duration
  • 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 the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- employees can also take advantage of a variety of alternative work options to help balance their work and personal lives
City of Saskatoon   (Photo credit: Chris Hendrickson)

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1906
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Part-time employees in Canada 1,259
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 42 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon, City of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • The City of Saskatoon provides Heavy Equipment Operator/Class 1A pre-employment training for First Nation and Métis peoples, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Tribal Council, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Gabriel Dumont Institute -- and hosts workshops to provide information on career development for seasonal Aboriginal employees working within the Parks department
  • The City of Saskatoon created a dedicated Aboriginal Employment Action Plan and collaborated with the Saskatoon Skills and Trades Centre to design and deliver pre-employment training to Aboriginal candidates interested in fireman or custodian roles -- the organization also collaborated on the development of a Landscaping Technician course, which includes a 2-week placement with the City
  • The City of Saskatoon offers temporary work placements to help new Canadians gain work experience, offered in partnership with settlement agencies such as the Open Door Society
City of Saskatoon employee Ashish Patanashetty pins his home country of India on the diversity map on display in the HR reception area

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Formal commitment allocates an annual budget for diversity initiatives ($47K for 2015), maintains an accessibility advisory committee, a cultural diversity and race relations committee, a social diversity group and an Aboriginal employment action plan
Diversity training and awareness training and educational workshops on topics such as religious accommodation, cultural competence, Aboriginal inclusion and cultural bridging
Diversity highlights shares vacancies with over 100 community agencies, participated in over 20 career fairs and networking opportunities, offers sign language interpretation as needed, lifeguard program for Aboriginal youth, 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, commemorates Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month, Gender Diversity Awareness Week and Pride Week
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Saskatoon Open Door Society (work placements for new Canadians), Global Gathering Place, Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Tribal Council (summer training camps for Aboriginal youth)

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