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Employees at Hydro Ottawa

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

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

  • Hydro Ottawa provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 90% of salary for up to 25 weeks) and parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 90% of salary for up to 10 weeks) -- additionally, the organization offers a generous IVF subsidy for parents-to-be (up to $15,000)
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Hydro Ottawa maintains a dedicated engagement strategy for experienced employees and retirees -- as part of the initiative, the organization established a Retiree Association in the past year to encourage employees to stay connected
  • Hydro Ottawa manages "AMP UP", an employee suggestion program for ideas that help benefit the company, from increased revenues to lower costs and safer working conditions -- employees are entered into a draw for an additional vacation day for each of their suggestions
Hydro Ottawa employees volunteering their time and talent with Ottawa Community Housing

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Established in Canada 2000
Parent company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 650
Part-time employees in Canada 29
Average age of employees in Canada 43.3
Longest serving employee 43 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, 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local
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 (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Hydro Ottawa was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Hydro Ottawa organizes The Student Apprentice, a half-day program that provides students with an opportunity to present "value-added" ideas to the organization and interact with executives, including the organization's President and CEO
  • Hydro Ottawa collaborated with Algonquin College to develop and deliver the College's 2-year Powerline Technician Diploma Program, with the College providing classroom instruction to students and Hydro Ottawa employees delivering safety and skills instruction in a practical field environment
  • Hydro Ottawa recently participated in Youth Futures, a program created by the City of Ottawa and the University of Ottawa to offer employment opportunities for high school students from low-income families and communities
Apprentices at Hydro Ottawa

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 650
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 Youth Council to provide networking opportunities and generate insights on issues that involve youth at the organization, Engineering Intern Training and Development program for recent grads (includes a Professional Engineer mentor, separate from their supervisor), in-house apprenticeship programs for powerline maintainers, cable jointers, station electricians, meter technicians and system operators (offered in partnership with Algonquin College), is an approved powerline technician Training Delivery Agent for all four apprenticeship levels to certification

The Career Directory

Hydro Ottawa has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Hydro Ottawa powerline technician

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electric Power Distribution
Parent company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineering Intern, Apprentice Power Line Maintainer, Apprentice Station Electrician, Apprentice Cable Jointer, CAD/GIS Technician, Administrative Assistant, Communications Officer, Human Resources Assistant/Advisor, Accounts Receivable Settlement Associate, CDM Sales Support, Project Validation Agent, Meter to Cash Help Desk Agent, IT Service Desk Technician
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, 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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