McMaster University
McMaster University employees sharing a summer moment at Cootes Paradise in Hamilton, Ontario

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why McMaster University was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2016):

  • McMaster University 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)
  • In addition to its role as an educator, McMaster University encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions -- the university also manages a generous academic scholarship program for children of employees who are interested in pursuing post-secondary studies (up to $4,500 per child)
  • McMaster University maintains a President's Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community, which includes a number of different working groups that address various dimensions of inclusion on campus, including access and accommodation, First Nations, Metis and Inuit priorities, mental health, equity and inclusion, to name a few
McMaster University employees have access to the university's LIVELab, a research performance hall dedicated to the study of music and performance


Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1887
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON, Burlington ON, Waterloo ON, Niagara Falls ON
Full-time employees in Canada 4,393
Part-time employees in Canada 3,052
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 47 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), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, 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, (up to 1 paid day)

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