Halton, Regional Municipality of
Paramedics at Halton Region work out of 12 stations across the region, transporting over 30,000 patients and answering more than 50,000 calls for help annually   (Photo credit: Paul Bagley)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Halton, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Halton Region encourages employees to adopt healthy habits through various initiatives, including a Corporate Challenge (4-month program for employees to track their physical activity and participate in learning events as part of a team fitness challenge), lunch and learns on wellness-related topics, and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility (with instructor-led classes such as yoga and boot camp)
  • Halton Region supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for 25 weeks), as well as parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (75% of salary for 10 weeks, depending on employee group) -- employees working at the organization's head office also receive priority placement at the onsite daycare
  • Halton Region is committed to environmental sustainability and maintains a dedicated committee to provide direction and advice to meet the Region's sustainability goals as well as a Staff Sustainability Working Group, responsible for organizing participation in various community events such as Clean Air Commute and Bike to Work Day
Halton Region staff participating in a 5K run, one of the many fundraisers staff organize for the annual United Way campaign  

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Oakville ON, Burlington ON, Halton Hills ON, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,883
Part-time employees in Canada 789
Average age of employees in Canada 44.7 years
Longest serving employee 47 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

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