Mohawk College
Mohawk College employees wave flags at the President's Breakfast event

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

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

  • Mohawk College provides exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (up to 93% of salary for 52 weeks) as well as parental top-ups for new fathers and adoptive parents
  • Mohawk College employees are encouraged to keep their skills up-to-date through a variety of in-house training programs as well as through generous tuition subsidies for courses, up to $10,500 annually
  • While varying by employee group, new employees at Mohawk College receive a minimum of 3 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 6 weeks for long-serving employees, and all employees enjoy additional time off during the winter holidays
Mohawk College's International Education department


Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 914
Part-time employees in Canada 1,057
Average age of employees in Canada 47
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Mohawk College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Mohawk College has taken impressive steps to ensure greater use of alternative transit, offering discounted transit passes for students (cost is part of their tuition), a bicycle loan program managed by the Sustainability Office, and two CarShare vehicles for sign-out when needed
  • Established in 2011, Mohawk College's Environmental Management Plan commits the College to a 20 percent carbon reduction target below the 2007 baseline by the year 2020 -- the College exceeded this target 8 years ahead of schedule, reaching a 24 percent reduction by the end of 2012 and revising its plan (now known as the Environmental Management Plan 2.0) with updated goals that include a 30 percent reduction below 2007 levels
  • Mohawk College's 64,000 square foot fitness complex is designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards and the organization is targeting LEED standards for all future campus construction and renovations
Plants are prepared to be planted in Mohawk College's community garden


Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 914
Employee green team Environmental Management Plan Steering Committee; Environmentally Committed Organization of Students (ECOS)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President, Corporate Services
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management Plan 2.0 (est. 2011 and revised in 2014)
Green highlights unique "Waste Management Zone" in one cafeteria (includes all recycling stations and a proper place to wash re-usable mugs, containers and cutlery), water bottle filling stations, discounted transit pass for students, on-campus community garden cooperative, bicycle loan program managed by the Sustainability Office, two CarShare vehicles for sign-out, 6 kW Fennel Campus wind turbine generates power year-round, student transit pass (as part of their tuition)
Extended recycling batteries, e-waste, organics, disposable water bottle ban
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington, Smart Commute Hamilton, Clean Air Commute Week, two on-campus CarShare vehicles, City of Hamilton Transportation and Environmental Summits, Environment Hamilton, Civic Action (local sustainable transportation initiative), Local Bounty Bag and Farm Stand initiatives (distribution of fresh local produce to campus)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, 6 kW wind power project on the Fennell Campus, new LEED-Gold certified athletic centre (uses 34 percent less energy than a similar sized facility), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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