University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa's campus in autumn

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why University of Ottawa was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016):

  • University of Ottawa employees working at the university's main campus can take advantage of subsidized access to a variety of onsite amenities, including a swimming pool, basketball and squash courts, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a range of instructor-led classes such as Zumba, aerobics and spinning
  • Varying by employee group, University of Ottawa's new employees start with either three, four or even five weeks of paid vacation along with a holiday shutdown period over the Christmas holidays -- longer serving employees can also apply for unpaid and self-funded leaves of absence up to one year in duration
  • University of Ottawa supports its new moms and dads (including adoptive parents) with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (varying by employee group) and offers parents the option to extend parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence and offers onsite daycare services for when employees ready to return to work
University of Ottawa's Oreillette Tsampalieros standing in the new Tsampalieros Atrium student space on the third-floor of Fauteux Hall


Industry Post Secondary Schools, Universities
Established in Canada 1848
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,140
Part-time employees in Canada 7,101
Average age of employees in Canada 38
Longest serving employee 45 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) 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), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer 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 36 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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