York, Regional Municipality of
Regional Municipality of York's Administrative Centre

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • York Region helps students and new grads gain relevant work experience through summer student roles, co-op opportunities and paid internships -- recently, the municipality also piloted a 2-year rotational program to provide work experience to Masters of Finance graduates in various areas, including budget development, treasury, financial reporting, procurement and IT services
  • York Region supports employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments and also offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • In the past year, York Region launched "Dragons' Den York", an internal forum for front-line staff to share ideas for continuous improvement
Regional Municipality of York employees at one of the region's recycling depots


Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1971
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,181
Part-time employees in Canada 891
Average age of employees in Canada 43.7
Longest serving employee 46.4 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), compressed work week, telecommuting, 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 48 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
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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