Employment and Social Development Canada
Staff at Employment and Social Development Canada meeting in the greenspace outside their Ottawa headquarters   (Photo credit: Connor Roach)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Employment and Social Development Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Employment and Social Development Canada manages a number of formal programs to reach out to the next generation of talent, including co-op placements, paid internships and summer employment
  • Employment and Social Development Canada encourages ongoing development through a variety of in-house and online training programs and "The College@ESDC", five collaborative learning centres across the country equipped with in-person and virtual classrooms with video conferencing capabilities, breakout rooms and collaborative workspaces
  • Employment and Social Development Canada offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, from maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers and fathers (to 93% of salary ranging from 37 to 52 weeks) to subsidized onsite daycare for employees working at the organization's Gatineau head office
An Employment and Social Development Canada employee cheering on colleagues while they take part in a relay race benefiting the federal government's annual charitable campaign  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, social development, employment insurance, passport services
Established in Canada 2013
Major Canadian hiring locations St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Victoria BC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Bathurst NB, Dartmouth NS, Gatineau QC, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 25,018
Part-time employees in Canada 2,151
Average age of employees in Canada 42.9 years
Longest serving employee 52.7 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, earned days off program
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
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 Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Employment and Social Development Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Employment and Social Development Canada created a 3-year diversity and employment equity plan and conducts gender-based analysis in order to assess the potential impacts of new programs and policies on diverse groups of women and men
  • Employment and Social Development Canada is exploring opportunities to increase workforce participation of individuals with disabilities and is piloting a Youth Accessibility Summer Employment Opportunity initiative to hire students with disabilities (in partnership with the Treasury Board Secretariat) -- additionally, the organization is working with LiveWorkPlay on a pilot project to place developmentally challenged individuals in the workplace
  • Employment and Social Development Canada offers training on a variety of topics, including "The Richness of our Differences", Indigenous awareness, "Decoding Disability", Positive Space, and the duty to accommodate
Staff members of Employment and Social Development Canada attending the organization's ELLE event, a panel discussion focusing on women's mental health  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, social development, employment insurance, passport services
Major Canadian hiring locations St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Victoria BC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Bathurst NB, Dartmouth NS, Gatineau QC, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 25,018
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Champions
Formal commitment national Diversity Steering Committee, framework for Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Champion, Indigenous Perspectives Champion, Official Languages Champion, Employees with Disabilities Champion
Employee resource groups Pride Network, Indigenous Employees' Circle, Visible Minority Employee Network, Employees with Disabilities Network
Diversity training and awareness mandatory diversity and inclusion training, Indigenous awareness learning, Decoding Disability
Diversity highlights sponsors employees to participate in Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's Aboriginal Leadership Development Initiative and Indigenous Summer Employment Opportunity, participates in Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, group mentoring for employees who are visible minorities or Aboriginal peoples, Empowering Leadership Learning Experience (ELLE) video and armchair discussion series (variety of topics including women in leadership roles, women promoting mental health, and Indigenous women), working group to develop resources to support transgender employees and their managers, Positive Space initiative
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships LiveWorkPlay (work opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities)

The Career Directory

Employment and Social Development Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employment and Social Development Canada staff holding a strategic meeting

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, social development, employment insurance, passport services
Full-time employees in Canada 25,001 to 50,000
Major Canadian hiring locations St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Victoria BC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Bathurst NB, Dartmouth NS, Gatineau QC, Montréal QC
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Learning Administrator, Information Management Analyst, Executive Assistant, Human Resources Coordinator, Multimedia Developer, Coordinator, Project Services, Strategic Advisor, Passport Clerk, Data, Statistical Analysis Officer, Policy Analyst, Researcher, Database Analyst, Data Officer and Geomatics, Communications & Marketing Officer, Citizen Services Officer, Project Coordinator, Integrity Services Investigator, Plan Determination Officer, Citizen Services Specialist
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, 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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