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Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hydro Ottawa was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • Hydro Ottawa provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 90% of salary for up to 25 weeks) and parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 90% of salary for up to 10 weeks) -- additionally, the organization offers a generous subsidy for IVF for parents-to-be (up to $15,000)
  • Hydro Ottawa manages a Brighter Tomorrows Community Investment program to support communities in which the organization operates and encourages employees to give back by providing paid time off to volunteer and matching employee donations
  • Hydro Ottawa encourages ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for job-related courses and also invests in the education of the next generation through an academic scholarship program for children of employees (to $2,000 per child)
Hydro Ottawa employees giving back to the community on Community Action Day

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Established in Canada 2000
Parent company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 638
Part-time employees in Canada 21
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 41.5 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, compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local
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 (2017)

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

  • Hydro Ottawa organizes The Student Apprentice, a half-day program that provides students with an opportunity to present "value-added" ideas to the organization and interact with executives, including the organization's President and CEO
  • Hydro Ottawa created an Engineer Intern Training and Development program to support the development of recent engineering grads -- participants are assigned a Professional Engineer mentor (separate from their supervisor) to provide coaching and mentoring as well as monitor the intern's progress
  • Hydro Ottawa launched a Youth Council, chaired by the organization's CEO, to generate insights on issues that involve or affect youth at the organization as well as provide networking opportunities for young professionals within the company
Hydro Ottawa employee

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 638
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 in-house apprenticeship programs for powerline maintainers, cable jointers, station electricians, meter technicians and system operators, engineer intern training and development program

The Career Directory

Hydro Ottawa has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Hydro Ottawa powerline technician

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Parent company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 638
Part-time employees in Canada 21
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Distribution Engineer, Apprentice Power Line Maintainer, Apprentice Station Electrician, CAD/GIS Technician, Administrative Assistant
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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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