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Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Algonquin College students in the tourism and travel program receiving hands-on training

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • Algonquin College provides exceptional family-friendly benefits including a full year of paid leave for mothers and parental leave top-up ranging between 35 to 37 weeks for fathers and adoptive parents -- the College also offers the option to extend their parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence and the convenience of onsite daycare upon their return
  • Algonquin College helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- additionally, the organization offers phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Employees working on campus can stay in shape by taking advantage of the College's Fitness Zone, a 20,000 square foot facility that features a basketball court, a sauna, a soccer dome and instructor-led classes such as yoga and aerobics -- additionally, the campus features a dedicated martial arts facility, which offers Thai boxing, kick boxing, wrestling and judo classes (to name a few)
Algonquin College employees at a United Way fundraiser

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, Colleges
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Perth ON, Pembroke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,384
Average age of employees in Canada 44
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 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, 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 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

The Career Directory

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Algonquin College employees at a celebration

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, Colleges
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Perth ON, Pembroke ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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