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

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Hamilton, City of was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2019):

  • 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 unrelated to their current position -- the City also hosts networking events and learning opportunities targeted towards young professionals under the age of 40
  • 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 various topics, 10-minute massages on breaks, free yoga and group exercise classes, as well as a fitness app that tracks their fitness goals and allows colleagues to engage in friendly fitness challenges
City of Hamilton hosting an outdoor yoga event at City Hall  


Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1816
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,481
Part-time employees in Canada 2,717
Average age of employees in Canada 43.4 years
Longest serving employee 48.6 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
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online 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

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