Department of Finance Canada
Department of Finance Canada employees in Ottawa during National Public Service Week

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Finance Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016) and Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2016):

  • Department of Finance offers employees within two years of retirement a pre-retirement transition leave option, whereby participants can reduce their work week but maintain regular health benefits and pension contributions -- and ultimately enjoy the stability of a defined benefit pension plan along with a signed letter from Canada's Prime Minister upon retirement
  • Department of Finance actively recruits young people and provides various opportunities to gain on-the-job experience through paid internships, co-op programs and summer student positions -- once hired, employees can take advantage of a range of professional development options from the in-house Finance Employee Development (FED) Talks to international assignments in Beijing, London, Paris and New York
  • Department of Finance takes care of more than just the numbers, providing excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 93% of salary for 52 weeks) as well as parental top-up for new fathers or adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for 35 weeks) -- employees can also balance their work and personal lives when they return to work with a variety of alternative work options
Department of Finance Canada employees at a Speaker Series event

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, General Economic Programs
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 748
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Average age of employees in Canada 40.7
Longest serving employee 34.7 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 36 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Finance Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Department of Finance organizes a "Job Shadowing Sweepstakes" event to provide employees with an opportunity to share a day with a senior official
  • Department of Finance created an Economics and Social Sciences Development Program, a career development program targeted towards new grads -- the program includes work assignments, coaching and combination of formal and informal training to enable participants to work within higher-level positions within the department's policy branches
  • Department of Finance manages an employee development committee, championed by a senior executive to ensure learning remains a priority -- also offers "FED Talks", 20-minute presentations on current policy or workplace issues to encourage inter-branch knowledge sharing
Department of Finance Canada's ultimate frisbee team participating in the Government of Canada's eigth annual ultimate frisbee tournament

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, General Economic Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 748
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Finance Youth Network, international assignments, including placements in Canadian Missions as Finance Counsellors, the IMF, the World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Procurement and Contracting Officer Development Program

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