Hamilton, City of
Horticulture employees at the City of Hamilton planting flowers

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Hamilton, City of was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018):

  • The City of Hamilton helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance and a defined benefit pension plan -- employees can also ease their way into retirement with phased-in work options
  • Employees at the City of Hamilton are encouraged to keep their skills up-to-date through a variety of in-house training initiatives and tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions, including subsidies for courses indirectly related to their current position -- the City also hosts social events and speaker series targeted towards young professionals under 40 years old
  • In addition to its regular health benefits plan, the City of Hamilton organizes a number of wellness activities to encourage employees to make health and wellness a priority, including lunch and learn sessions on nutrition and ergonomics, 10-minute massages on breaks, free yoga classes and a wellness newsletter
City of Hamilton employees from the city's Recreation department


Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1816
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,476
Part-time employees in Canada 2,637
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 47.7 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
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Hamilton, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
City of Hamilton employees practising yoga at City Hall

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Planning Technician, Planner, Nursing, Entry-level Clerical, Dental assistant, Dental Hygienist, Forestry, Epidemiology, Ontario Works Case Manager, Paramedic, Entry-level Finance, Bylaw Enforcement
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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