McGill University
McGill University employee assists a student at Service Point   (Photo credit: Picasa)

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why McGill University was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016):

  • With one of the country's most beautiful urban campuses, McGill University employees enjoy access to an incredible variety of onsite and nearby amenities including restaurants, cafes, campus cafeterias, pubs and shops -- employees can also take advantage of the University's fully-equipped athletics centre, which features instructor-led classes, a swimming pool, indoor golf facilities, a martial arts room and a sports medicine clinic
  • Varying between employee groups, McGill University supports new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for 20 weeks) and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • To promote campus-wide diversity and inclusion, McGill University employs an Equity Educational Advisor and an Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer, who is responsible for developing training on a variety of related topics
McGill University employees participate in a yoga session during the Principal's event


Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1821
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue QC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,697
Part-time employees in Canada 1,279
Average age of employees in Canada 47
Longest serving employee 63 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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