St. Francis Xavier University
StFX employees at the dragon boat races in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why St. Francis Xavier University was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017):

  • StFX supports new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for 27 weeks) and offers new fathers and adoptive parents parental leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for 10 weeks) -- employees can also take advantage of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Varying by employee group, the majority of StFX employees start with 3 weeks of paid vacation, moving to a maximum of 6 weeks for long serving employees
  • Employees at StFX can also take advantage of the nature of their work, receiving tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly related to their current position (up to $2,800 annually)
StFX employees at the President's Colloquium with Syrian refugees

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, Universities
Established in Canada 1853
Major Canadian hiring locations Antigonish NS
Full-time employees in Canada 737
Part-time employees in Canada 78
Average age of employees in Canada 49.6
Longest serving employee defined-contribution (DC) 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
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
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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