Horizon Utilities Corporation
Horizon Utilities employees

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Horizon Utilities Corporation was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2017):

  • Horizon Utilities encourages employees to get involved in the community with paid time off to volunteer and matching charitable donations -- the longstanding "Charity Fund" is managed by a committee of employees that select local charities to support each year
  • Horizon Utilities helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Horizon Utilities invests in the long term development of its employees with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, formal mentoring and a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities for younger employees
Horizon Utilities employees volunteering with Habitat for Humanity


Industry Electric Power Distribution
Established in Canada 1884
Parent company Horizon Holdings Inc.
Parent company head office Hamilton ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON, St Catharines ON
Full-time employees in Canada 377
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 39 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), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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