Ryerson University
Students enjoying a beautiful autumn day on Ryerson's downtown campus

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

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

  • Ryerson supports employees who are new mothers, fathers, or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, and also offers the convenience of an onsite daycare called the Ryerson Early Learning Centre that employees can take advantage of upon their return
  • In addition to the organization's regular health benefits plan, Ryerson established Workplace Wellbeing Services, a unit that is responsible for assisting employees addressing issues related to health, disability, sick leave, accommodation and returning to work
  • Ryerson employees can take advantage of a number of amenities on-campus, including a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus, and subsidized access to both of Ryerson's state-of-the-art fitness facilities which feature basketball and squash courts, a swimming pool, an indoor running track, and a NHL-sized hockey rink located inside the historic and completely renovated Maple Leafs Gardens
Ryerson students share produce grown on campus at a farmer's market open to employees and the public


Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1948
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,816
Part-time employees in Canada 3,951
Average age of employees in Canada 38
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
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, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Ryerson University was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Ryerson's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office organizes "Soup and Substance", moderated lunchtime panel discussions that engage participants in a variety of diversity related topics -- sessions are scheduled throughout the year and are free and open to members of the public -- also recently created "Dine and Discourse" working lunch series to discuss diversity topics
  • Ryerson established a campus-wide accessibility initiative entitled "Access Ryerson" to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to inclusion for persons with disabilities -- as part of the program, maintains a senior leadership steering committee, an advisory group, comprised of members from across the university, and a number of working groups focused on removing specific barriers and coordinators to facilitate collaboration across the board
  • Ryerson manages a Positive Space campaign to promote a safe and inclusive environment as well as an "Ally" program, which offers employees and students educational resources and awareness training -- Positive Space also organized a "Display Your Pride Contest" to reward faculty and staff who decorate their office space in support of Pride -- additionally, the university developed a trans awareness education program in the past year and created a dedicated website to support individuals who are transitioning
Ryerson's faculty members leading a panel on women and leadership


Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,816
Workforce representation female employees (50 %), female managers (49 %), visible minority employees (30 %), visible minority managers (16 %), Aboriginal employees (2 %), Aboriginal managers (2 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Formal commitment office of equity, diversity and inclusion, equity, diversity and inclusion steering and implementation committee, mental health advisory committee, workplace wellbeing office, cultural awareness committee, Aboriginal education council, Aboriginal Human Resources Consultant, Director of Aboriginal Initiatives, Aboriginal Education strategy
Unique diversity initiatives Diversity Self-ID survey, which includes LGBTQ as equity-seeking group, annual fall and winter "Mental Wellbeing Weeks", Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award to recognize achievement of an individual, team or organization in Ryerson community, pilot tri mentoring program to support community building for students with disabilities
Diversity community partnerships Women in Entrepreneurship Program, partnership with MasterCard to boost women-led startups (provided 6 women with $10,000 in resources)

The Career Directory

Ryerson University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ryerson faculty, employees and students have access to the Mattamy Athletic Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with various recreational options

Highlights for New Grads

Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,682
Part-time employees in Canada 3,870
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor, Administrative Assistant, Lab Manager, Undergraduate Program Administrator, Human Resources, Client Services Assistant, Liaison/Admissions Officer
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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