Communications Security Establishment / CSE
Communications Security Establishment employees holding an informal meeting in the office's atrium  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Communications Security Establishment / CSE was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Communications Security Establishment encourages employees to be at their best through formal performance awards, including an "Instant Awards" program that includes individual awards (to $500) and team awards (to $1,000) for outstanding achievement
  • Employees working at Communications Security Establishment's head office can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, including a full-service cafeteria (including vegetarian, vegan, kosher and halal options, a salad bar, daily breakfasts and wood-burning ovens) and free access to a fitness facility which features a basketball court and instructor-led classes, including yoga, kickboxing and belly dancing
  • Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Communications Security Establishment encourages employees to achieve better work-life balance with a variety of flexible working arrangements and up to 7 paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
Communications Security Establishment employees playing basketball onsite  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, national security
Established in Canada 1946
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Kingston ON, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Waterloo ON, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,351
Part-time employees in Canada 107
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6 years
Longest serving employee 45 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Communications Security Establishment / CSE has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Communications Security Establishment employees holding a formal meeting

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, national security
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Kingston ON, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Waterloo ON, Québec QC
Student opportunities 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 Intelligence Analysts and Foreign Language Intelligence Analysts are encouraged to apply
Typical new grad positions Computer Systems Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst, Mathematician/Cryptanalyst, Software Developer, Network Architect, Telecom Technologist, Network Analyst, Full-Stack Developer, Vulnerability Research Engineer
Starting salary $70K to $75K
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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