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Carleton University chemistry professor working with students  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Carleton University was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Carleton University manages a number of unique initiatives to support ongoing employee communication, including "The Rumour Mill", hosted by the President to allow staff and faculty to ask questions and get the facts, and "Michel's Den", an annual platform for employees to pitch creative ideas to improve campus life
  • Carleton University maintains a dedicated healthy workplace plan, focusing on health promotion, mental health and work-life balance -- the university hosted a Healthy Workplace Expo in the past year and organizes an annual 8-week healthy lifestyle challenge to encourage employees to improve their overall well-being (challenge activities include fitness check-ins, group meet-ups and information sessions)
  • Employees working on campus can take advantage of a number of unique amenities, including the Recreation and Athletics Centre (with a triple gymnasium, tennis and squash courts, field house and swimming pool), an art gallery, a campus pharmacy and a renovated library (home to Carleton's Discovery Centre, which features a video gaming laboratory)
Carleton University employees attending a long service and retiree reception  


Industry Post secondary schools, universities
Established in Canada 1942
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,111
Part-time employees in Canada 4,921
Average age of employees in Canada 48 years
Longest serving employee 51 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Carleton University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Carleton University employees posing at the CU Appreciation Day event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, universities
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
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 External applicants are encouraged to join the casual applicant pool to gain relevant experience as many of the University's recruitment competitions give priority to internal candidates.
Typical new grad positions Accounting Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Registrarial Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Stacks Supervisor, Customer/Client Service Representative
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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