Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario / CHEO
CHEO employees with the CHEO Bear  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario / CHEO was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Along with being one of the country's leading pediatric teaching hospitals, CHEO encourages its employees to continue their education with generous tuition subsidies (to $2,000 annually) for courses related and not directly related to their current position
  • CHEO provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 84% of salary for up to 25 weeks) as well as parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 84% of salary for up to 10 weeks) -- and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • CHEO employees can take advantage of a number of workplace amenities, including subsidized access to a fully equipped fitness facility with instructor-led classes, onsite cafeteria and an onsite learning resource room complete with a lending library
CHEO employees at the organization's Staff Improvement Fair  


Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,746
Part-time employees in Canada 859
Average age of employees in Canada 41.36 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

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