Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Dr. Mike Strong, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, speaks at an all-staff town hall meeting  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Institutes of Health Research was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research supports new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for up to 52 weeks) as well as new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for up to 37 weeks)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research offers a variety of opportunities for the next generation to gain career-level experience including a dedicated summer leadership program, which features skills development workshops, a fundraising challenge, a leadership day, student mentorship, and a networking event
Employees at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research during a leadership day, part of the organization's student leadership program  

Highlights

Industry Grantmaking foundations
Established in Canada 2000
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 477
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 18 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less 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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Canadian Institutes of Health Research has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research employees attending the organization's recognition event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Grantmaking foundations
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Other info for new grads Offers a summer student leadership program.
Typical new grad positions Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Analyst, Accounting Officer, Financial Officer, Systems Software Application Tester, Technical Support Officer, Planning and Reporting Officer, Project Officer, (Junior) Web Communications Officer, Governance Officer, Junior Policy Analyst Program, Delivery Assistant, Program Delivery Coordinator, Junior Analyst, (Junior) Processing Officer, Administrative Assistant
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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