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Universities Canada / Universités Canada
Universities Canada employees celebrate a colleague's retirement   (Photo credit: Tony Alderton)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Universities Canada / Universités Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • In keeping with its line of business, Universities Canada manages a generous academic scholarship program for children of employees interested in pursuing post-secondary studies (to $6,000 per child) and offers opportunities for the next generation to gain on-the-job experience through paid internships, co-op placements and summer student positions
  • Universities Canada offers excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments, up to 70% of salary for a full year for new mothers and between 35 to 37 weeks for new fathers and adoptive parents -- additionally, employees can take advantage of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • In response to employee interest, Universities Canada created the Ursula's Den event (based on the popular Dragon's Den television series) to provide opportunities for employees to collaborate on innovative ideas and pitch them to staff and judges
Universities Canada employees in the photo booth at a dinner dance

Highlights

Industry Professional Organizations
Established in Canada 1911
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 76
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings 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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 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
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

The Career Directory

Universities Canada / Universités Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Universities Canada enjoy a Halloween lunch

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Professional Organizations
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 76
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Student opportunities paid internships, 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 Policy Analyst, Program Officer, Communications Officer, Journalist
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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