Department of Finance Canada
The conference and media centre at the Department of Finance

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Finance Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • Department of Finance organizes FIN Ideas Hub, informal sessions to bring employees from various branches together to share and generate ideas
  • Department of Finance helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit) -- and offers a pre-retirement transition leave option for those within 2 years of retirement, whereby participants can reduce their work week but maintain regular health benefits and pension contributions
Department of Finance employees eating lunch in the office kitchenette

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, General Economic Programs
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 745
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Average age of employees in Canada 41.5 years
Longest serving employee 38.1 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
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 apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement 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 Department of Finance Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Department of Finance manages an Economics and Social Sciences Development Program targeted towards junior-level employees -- the initiative includes work assignments, coaching and a combination of formal and informal training -- additionally, the organization offers similar programs for Human Resources, Access to Information and Privacy Officers, Internal Auditors, and Procurement and Contracting Officers
  • Department of Finance provides a number of unique opportunities for ongoing professional development, including subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, international assignments with partner organizations such as the World Bank, and in-house Finance Employee Development (FED) Talks on a wide range of topics
Department of Finance employees attending a FED Talk event

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, General Economic Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 745
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Finance Young Professionals Network, maintains an employee development committee to ensure learning remains a priority, job shadowing and mentoring opportunities, "FED Talks", 20-minute presentations on current policy or workplace issues, international assignments including placements to Canadian Missions as Finance Counsellors, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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