York, Regional Municipality of
York Region Transit employee

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • York Region created an Accelerated Advancement for Analysts program to provide work experience to recent graduates of Masters programs -- the 2-year rotational program features exposure to various areas of finance including budget development, treasury, financial reporting, procurement and IT services
  • Working with local unions, York Region's finance department recently launched a 3-year pilot initiative to allow candidates with less experience to be considered for certain department-specific positions -- new grads who are employed develop into their position and receive incremental pay increases as experience, knowledge and skills grow
York Region employees celebrating a team success

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,352
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Dragons' Den York, an internal forum for front-line staff to share ideas for continuous improvement

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • York Region implemented an Immigration Settlement Strategy to enhance the integration and success of new Canadians -- as part of the strategy, the organization hosted its second Internationally Educated Professionals conference to connect the government, professional associations, employers, entrepreneurs and newcomers
  • York Region first took strides towards creating an accessible workplace in 2003 and recently updated its most recent multi-year accessibility plan to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act -- the organization is also working in partnership with the Government of Ontario's EnAbling Change Program to develop an online accessibility self-assessment tool for organizations across the province
  • To recognize National Access Awareness Week in 2015, York Region organized week-long events to raise awareness of accessibility challenges experienced by individuals with speech and language disabilities
York Region employees

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,352
Formal commitment maintains an accessibility advisory committee and an AODA staff committee
Diversity training and awareness training available on a variety of topics such as accessible customer service, creating accessible documents and mental health in the workplace
Diversity highlights developed a foreign credential evaluation process guide, recently began research on the development of a corporate diversity and inclusion policy and charter that can be embraced by institutions in the York Region
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships numerous community partnerships to recruit and retain new Canadians such as Career Bridge, Professional Access Into Employment, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, COSTI Immigrant Services, World Education Services

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