Toronto, City of
A large 3D 'TORONTO' sign was installed in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square to mark the city's hosting of the 2015 Pan Am Games

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

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

  • The City of Toronto offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a full year of paid leave for new mothers, parental leave top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (up to 37 weeks) and the convenience of onsite daycare, which employees can take advantage of upon their return
  • Through its extended healthcare plan, the City of Toronto also offers employees coverage for fertility drugs, to a lifetime maximum of $15,000
  • The City of Toronto helps students and new grads gain valuable work experience through paid internships, co-op programs and summer student roles
City of Toronto urban forestry employee
City of Toronto employees taking part in a tug of war for the United Way in Nathan Phillips Square

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1834
Full-time employees in Canada 23,096
Part-time employees in Canada 11,878
Average age of employees in Canada 42.3
Longest serving employee 52.9 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 flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), 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, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
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 Toronto, City of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • As part of its newcomer strategy, the City of Toronto is a signatory to the Integrating Cities Charter -- originally created in Europe, the charter requires signatories to provide equal opportunities to all residents, to integrate migrants and to embrace diversity of local population
  • City of Toronto maintains a women's network, which hosts professional development networking events, and manages the Toronto Regional Champion Campaign Protegee Program to help boost women's participation in local government -- young women are matched with female city councillors as mentors to learn about job of municipal councillor
  • City of Toronto established an Aboriginal employment strategy to increase workforce representation at all occupational levels -- the strategy includes partnerships with Aboriginal community groups, outreach strategies and a review of hiring processes through an equity lens
City of Toronto employees taking part in a new hire orientation
"I have benefited greatly from the City of Toronto's mentoring immigrants program. Being supported by management has allowed me to further develop my employability skills while helping four mentees secure employment. I have also benefited by being truly humbled and personally witnessing the commitment and sincerity my mentees bring to their new lives in Canada." Robert R., Economic Reintegration Specialist

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Full-time employees in Canada 23,096
Workforce representation female employees (50.3 %), female managers (43 %), visible minority managers (17.3 %), Aboriginal managers (.6 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Employee resource groups women's network, Pride network (LGBT), exploring creation of Aboriginal network
Formal commitment equity, diversity and human rights division within the City Manager's office, disabilities issues committee, Aboriginal affairs committee, accessibility plan, Aboriginal employment strategy
Unique diversity initiatives Positive Space program (LGBT inclusion), signatory to the Integrating Cities Charter (originally created in Europe, requires signatories to provide equal opportunities to all residents, to integrate migrants and to embrace diversity of local population), Access Equity and Human Rights Awards (employee recognition), Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants program (est. in 2004, over 1,175 new Canadians received mentoring), hosted Equity Summit on the city's Aboriginal initiatives
Diversity community partnerships Career Bridge (internships for new Canadians), TRIEC (mentoring for new Canadians), Ability Edge (internships for graduates with disabilities), Career Edge (internships for new graduates)

The Career Directory

Toronto, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
City of Toronto Water employees in a water treatment facility

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Full-time employees in Canada 23,096
Part-time employees in Canada 11,878
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Practical Care Aide, Food Services Worker, Maintenance Patroller, Engineering Technology Technician, Human Resources Clerk, Engineer in Training, Firefighter, Fire Prevention Officer, Communications/Call Taker
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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