Employment and Social Development Canada
A director general at Employment and Social Development Canada in the office

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Employment and Social Development Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • 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
  • Employment and Social Development Canada promotes experimentation and collaboration through an Innovation Lab at its head office and also hosts an annual Innovation Fair to highlight a number of the organization's most innovative initiatives
Employment and Social Development Canada employees meeting in the office

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Social Development
Established in Canada 2006
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 23,747
Part-time employees in Canada 2,081
Average age of employees in Canada 43.3 years
Longest serving employee 51.7 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
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, mentoring
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

Here are some of the reasons why Employment and Social Development Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • 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
  • In partnership with the Treasury Board Secretariat, Employment and Social Development Canada is piloting a Youth with Disability Summer Employment Opportunity initiative to hire students with disabilities -- and participates in the Indigenous Youth Employment Summer Opportunity program through the Public Service Commission's Federal Student Work Experience Program
Employment and Social Development Canada employees

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Social Development
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 23,747
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Formal commitment Diversity Champion, Indigenous Perspectives Champion, Mental Health Champion, Official Languages Champion
Employee resource groups Pride Network, Indigenous Employee Circle, Employees with Disabilities Network, Visible Minority Employee Network
Diversity training and awareness The Richness of Our Differences, Decoding Disability (includes mental health), Duty to Accommodate
Diversity highlights participates in the Aboriginal Leadership Development Initiative, participates in the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, offers group mentoring for visible minorities and Aboriginal peoples, Positive Space initiative to support the LGBTQ+ community, Empowering Leadership Learning Experience video series to celebrate and promote women in various contexts

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