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NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA air traffic controller working in the Edmonton FIR (Flight Information Region)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why NAV CANADA was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • As part of NAV CANADA's health benefits plan, employees receive a health spending account of up to $750 per year which can be used to top up existing coverage or cover additional wellness-related expenses
  • NAV CANADA supports a number of local, national and international charitable organizations each year and sets aside $130K for donations based on employee requests -- the organization also sets aside $250K to support local initiatives across the country where employees live and work
  • NAV CANADA encourages ongoing employee development through tuition subsidies for job-related courses, subsidies for professional accreditation and in-house apprenticeship programs
NAV CANADA employee working in an engineering lab

Employer Background

Industry Air Traffic Control
Established in Canada 1996
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Moncton NB, Gander NL
Full-time employees in Canada 4,940
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 44.1
Longest serving employee 53.7 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features 12-storey head office is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa and features "The Dome" meeting room, reminiscent of the cab of an airport control tower, aeronautically themed decor, quiet rooms for rest
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, new members are provided with a personal training session to familiarize and help plan an appropriate work-out
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Majors Hill Park, Confederation Park, restaurants, shopping mall, National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, Rideau Canal

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Company organized social events yes
Recent social events annual summer picnic (with over 800 attendees and includes activities for kids), annual children's Christmas party hosted in Ottawa, 16th annual hockey tournament with employee teams from across Canada, a number of fundraising golf tournaments, annual Points of Pride gala to honour its top performing employees
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note NAV CANADA has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 24 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program for a range of products and services, including gym membership, computer software and hardware, travel and car rentals

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note NAV CANADA has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 12 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 30 days
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Other health plan information wellness programs to support the physical and psychological health of employees
Family-friendly benefits note NAV CANADA has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,250 per child
Additional family-friendly information alternative work options available for some positions

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note NAV CANADA has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), Points of Pride awards for exceptional employees (presented at the organization's annual gala), Vice President's Award of Merit for employees who demonstrate leadership and management skills, courage or compassion in the workplace
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 300 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Children's Wish Foundation, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, Hope Air, Children's Hospital of Eastern Hospital
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Every year NAV CANADA and its employees host an annual fundraising initiative for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and cancer research, with over $2.7 million donated over the past decade. The company also sets aside $130K for donations in response to employee requests and makes $250K available across the country to support local initiatives where employees live and work.

The Career Directory

NAV CANADA has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
NAV CANADA employees in one of the company's simulation centres

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Air Traffic Control
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Moncton NB, Gander NL
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, Electronics Technologist, Air Traffic Support Specialist, Engineer, Management and Administration positions
Work benefits health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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