IWK Health Centre
The Goldbloom Gallery at IWK Health Centre   (Photo credit: Scott Munn)

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why IWK Health Centre was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2018) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2018) :

  • IWK Health Centre starts new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation and considers previous work experience when setting individual vacation entitlements -- the organization also lets employees schedule additional time away through a formal earned days off program
  • IWK Health Centre supports its new moms with maternity leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 15 weeks) and extends top-up payments to new dads and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for 10 weeks)
  • IWK Health Centre helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
IWK Health Centre employees in a cardiac catheterization lab  

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1909
Major Canadian hiring locations New Glasgow NS, Halifax NS, Waterville NS
Full-time employees in Canada 1,633
Part-time employees in Canada 735
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 65% 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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