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Communications Security Establishment / CSE
Communications Security Establishment employees holding a meeting in the office

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Communications Security Establishment / CSE was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • Communications Security Establishment helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit) -- the organization also offers retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options
  • 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 8 paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
  • Employees working at Communications Security Establishment's head office can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, including a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, an onsite cafeteria (with healthy and special diet menus), and free access to a fitness facility which features a basketball court and numerous instructor-led classes such as yoga, kickboxing and belly dancing
Communications Security Establishment employees collaborating during an informal meeting

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 2,237
Part-time employees in Canada 62
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 44 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 36 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
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)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Communications Security Establishment / CSE was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Communications Security Establishment created a Young Professionals Network to provide support and a collective voice for young employees -- the network hosts a number of events throughout the year including an annual Career Tradeshow, an open-house career expo for employees from across the organization to learn about training and professional development opportunities
  • Additionally, the network helped create a dedicated recruitment strategy for young people and organized the "Take Me With You" program to encourage managers and senior leaders to give junior employees the opportunity to participate in high-level meetings
Communications Security Establishment employees playing basketball onsite

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, National Security
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Kingston ON, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Waterloo ON, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,237
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives job-shadowing opportunities with senior leaders, mentorship program that covers 5 broad areas (linguistic, social media, traditional mentoring, mentoring for new employees and co-op students, reverse mentoring), Aspiring Leaders' Network to help employees build skills and confidence prior to taking on leadership roles

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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