University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan's campus in autumn   (Photo credit: DAVID STOBBE)

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016)

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

  • University of Saskatchewan supports new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents, with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, also offering the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- when ready to return back to work, employees can also take advantage of an on-campus daycare facility
  • University of Saskatchewan employees can easily keep active with free and subsidized memberships to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, basketball and squash courts, a junior Olympic sized pool, an indoor running track, a rock climbing wall, and instructor-led classes such as yoga, spinning and Zumba
  • University of Saskatchewan encourages employees to save for retirement with contributions to a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan, depending on employee group, and offers phased-in work options to help retiring employees transition to life after work
University of Saskatchewan employees in front of the university's Administrative Building


Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1907
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 4,160
Part-time employees in Canada 2,592
Average age of employees in Canada 41.08
Longest serving employee 48.7 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 shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), earned days off program
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 12 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

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