Hydro One Limited
Hydro One employees conduct repairs with helicopter support

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hydro One Limited was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Hydro One helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on employee group) and health benefits that extend to retirees, with no age limit
  • Hydro One provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers or adoptive parents (up to 93% of salary for up to 17 weeks)
  • Hydro One supports women in trades through a dedicated networking forum and manages a "Women in Leadership Accelerated Development" program to support the advancement of female employees
Hydro One employee working inside the company's control centre   (Photo credit: Salvatore Sacco)

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Established in Canada 1906
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Barrie ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,482
Part-time employees in Canada 2,684
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 49 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 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week
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 12 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, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hydro One Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Hydro One created a 2-year new grad program to provide university graduates with skills, knowledge and experience across three main components, corporate training, technical training and rotations across various departments
  • Hydro One offeres scholarships (which include paid work terms) in a number of different categories including women in engineering and Aboriginal students
  • Hydro One partners with Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo and Western University to increase enrolment and career opportunities for female students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines -- through its partnerships, Hydro One develops outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of engineering as a career, provides mentoring and networking opportunities for female undergraduate students, and creates supportive networks for female engineering graduates as they transition to the workforce through co-op and internship opportunities
Hydro One employee on a field team conducts an assessment on a utility pole

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Barrie ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,482
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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