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Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
The Algonquin College campus in Perth, Ontario  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • 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 created a leadership development program for women in order to empower and better prepare female employees for future leadership opportunities and enhance awareness regarding the importance of women in leadership and gender equality
  • An environmentally conscious employer, Algonquin College maintains a dedicated steering committee to help embed sustainability within the organization's culture as well as an informal sustainability team which collaborates regularly with student-led sustainability clubs on a variety of activities
Algonquin College employees and students working together to build a ceremonial drum to be used at future events  


Industry Post Secondary Schools, Colleges
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Perth ON, Pembroke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,313
Part-time employees in Canada 2,416
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 47 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 are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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