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Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
Durham College employee assisting a student in the library

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Durham College employees can provide direct feedback through an annual Retreat with the President, providing opportunities for employees to share ideas on how to improve the campus and college experience for employees and students alike
  • Durham College encourages employees to lead active, healthy lives and provides subsidized access to its Recreation and Wellness Centre, which features 5 gymnasiums and a 10,000 square foot "FLEX" fitness centre -- the College also offers massage therapy, acupuncture and nutritionist services through its Campus Health Centre, healthy grab-and-go options, and a smoothie juice bar at the cafeteria
  • In an effort to improve the diversity of its students and employees, Durham College maintains a diversity working group to help develop and implement related strategies and initiatives
Durham College employee working with a student in the chemical laboratory

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Oshawa ON, Whitby ON
Full-time employees in Canada 790
Part-time employees in Canada 1,524
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 40 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 shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Durham College is an early signatory to the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability, an initiative of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges that encourages all colleges and institutions to formalize their sustainability initiatives
  • Durham College's building footprint includes a number of green features such as a 350-panel photovoltaic rooftop solar array, white roofs, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and a centralized building automation system that monitors multiple campus buildings -- the College also partnered with Durham's Strategic Energy Alliance to test multiple electric vehicle charging stations throughout the region, including two on-campus charging stations
  • Durham College employees, students and faculty are encouraged to help champion sustainability on the campus (and elsewhere) through the Sustainability Office and the formal "Living Green" initiative -- students may volunteer with their own Green Team while employees and faculty can participate in the Sustainability Office and the new Staff Ambassador Program
Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology culinary instructors offer students a hands-on learning experience at Bistro '67   (Photo credit: Communications + Marketing)

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Oshawa ON, Whitby ON
Full-time employees in Canada 766
Employee green team Sustainability Office, Sustainability Ambassador Program, student Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Project Portfolio Management and Planning
Formal strategy/policy name Living Green Durham College (managed by the Sustainability Office) and the Conservation and Demand Management Plan (energy and greenhouse gas management plan for Ontario's Ministry of Energy)
Green highlights signatory to the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability, on-campus summer farmer's market (open to the general public), The Centre for Food (unique program to study local food, from sustainable farming practices to processing, preparation and serving locally produced food)
Extended recycling unique co-mingle recycling program, lamp recycling, air filter, construction materials, batteries, e-waste, organics, toner cartridges, hazardous wastes
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Durham SustainAbility, General Motors of Canada, Friends of the Greenbelt, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Durham Region Round Table on Climate Change, SmartCommute
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, water bottle refill/hydration stations, low flow and sensor activated water fixtures, carpool parking, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Durham College instructor with a student in the Elevating Devices Mechanic program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Oshawa ON, Whitby ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Clerk, IT Technician, Faculty
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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