World Vision Canada
World Vision Canada employees representing World Vision Canada at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why World Vision Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • World Vision offers maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 80% of salary for 27 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- and supports new fathers and adoptive parents with parental top-up (to 80% of salary for 12 weeks)
  • World Vision helps employees balance their work and personal lives through a variety of alternative work options, including shortened and compressed work weeks, reduced summer hours as as telecommuting and flexible work hours
  • Through the organization's internal secondment policy, World Vision offers employees opportunities to travel and work at its field locations for up to two years -- and offers field orientation trips ranging between one to two weeks in duration
  • World Vision encourages ongoing employee development through tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions, formal mentoring and a variety of in-house and online training courses -- also recently launched a new training program for high potential employees, which features academic, experiential and cross functional learning opportunities
World Vision Canada employees form lasting friendships through their work

Employer Background

Industry Charitable Organizations
Parent company World Vision International
Parent company head office London, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 455
Part-time employees in Canada 28
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 13%
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 42 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities free parking
Workplace features employees participated in the design of the organization's 3-storey suburban head office, which features a large auditorium, a first aid/quiet room, internet kiosks, a newly renovated cafeteria, an onsite library, shower facilities, lounges on each floor, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, table tennis
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Meadowvale Conservation Area, Dunton Athletic Fields, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Derrydale Golf Club, Square One (mall), major highway access

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Recent social events St. Patrick's day dress up contest, divisional Christmas celebrations, summer barbecue, Christmas fair week, Easter celebrations, brand recognition and employee service awards
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home internet, interest-free loans for computer purchases (up to $2,000), discounts on home and auto insurance, family discounts to amusement parks such as Great Wolf Lodge and Canada's Wonderland

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 85% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 10 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 12 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 7 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 3 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 4 months
Additional time-off information employees can purchase up to 10 additional vacation days as well as up to 16 weeks of sabbatical leave

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs opportunities to travel to areas where World Vision operates to witness the impact of their work, Global Leadership Summit, high potential leadership program

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 90 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Community highlight World Vision participates in training and development with other NGO's, sharing expertise, ideas, and practices. Employees recently participated in a Christmas gift drive through Eagle Worldwide Ministries, helping families in need experiencing challenges such as drug addictions, alcoholism and illness.

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