Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / IRCC
Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada staff break for a photo with Minister John McCallum as refugees arrive in Toronto  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / IRCC was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada provides retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • As part of the organization's efforts to reach out to employees who are early in their careers, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada established the Professional Development Network for young and new professionals, and also hosts a bi-annual student and young professionals job fair
  • Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada offers excellent family-friendly benefits including a full year of paid leave for new mothers and parental leave top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for up to 38 weeks) -- employees also have the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada employees and Minister John McCallum welcoming the last government-organized flight of Syrian refugees to Canada   (Photo credit: Dominic Chan)

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Immigration Services
Established in Canada 1994
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Sydney NS, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Gatineau QC, Edmonton AB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 6,975
Average age of employees in Canada 41.68 years
Longest serving employee 40 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
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 apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / IRCC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Syrian refugees receiving Canada culture kits upon arrival from Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada staff

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal Government, Immigration Services
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Sydney NS, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Gatineau QC, Edmonton AB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Other info for new grads The organization manages a 3-year Immigration Foreign Service Development Program to support the development of entry-level candidates for the Immigration Foreign Service Officer role.
Typical new grad positions Foreign Service Officer, Citizenship and Immigration Officer, Project/Program Officer or Analyst, Client Support Clerk/Agent, Case Processing Agent, Refugee Settlement Officer, IT and Support Technician, Technical Analyst, Programmer and Program Tester/Analyst, Operations Coach, Financial Officer/Analyst, Collections Officer, Procurement and Contracting Officer, Human Resources Officer, Compensation Liaison Officer, Communications Officer, Correspondence Analyst, Policy Analyst/Advisor, Regulatory and Policy Analyst, Personnel Security Analyst, Administrative Officer/Assistant
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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