La Cité
La Cité employees  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why La Cité was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • La Cité offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, from maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers and fathers (to 93% of salary ranging from 37 to 52 weeks), to the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- new parents also enjoy the convenience of subsidized onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, La Cité helps employees achieve better work-life balance with a variety of alternative working arrangements, paid time off during the winter holidays and paid personal days off, which can be scheduled as needed
  • On campus, La Cité employees enjoy a number of amenities including a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus, and an onsite fitness facility featuring a variety of exercise equipment, a basketball court and instructor-led classes such as kickboxing, yoga and Zumba
La Cité employees celebrating at the school's Christmas party  


Industry Post Secondary Schools, Colleges
Established in Canada 1989
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 663
Part-time employees in Canada 760
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 38 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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online 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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