Canadian Security Intelligence Service / CSIS
CSIS headquarters  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Security Intelligence Service / CSIS was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • CSIS provides excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 93% of salary for 50 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for 37 weeks)
  • CSIS maintains a Young Professionals Network to support the development of new and young employees -- the network provides opportunities for personal and professional development and organizes a number of events, including an informal speed networking event and mentoring sessions with members of CSIS' Executive Committee
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, CSIS offers retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
The entrance into CSIS' headquarters in Ottawa  


Industry Federal Government, National Security
Established in Canada 1984
Parent company Public Safety Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,200
Average age of employees in Canada 42.3 years
Longest serving employee 32 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
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

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