Ryerson University
Staff gather at a Ryerson event for employees   (Photo credit: Clifton Li)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Ryerson University was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Working in the heart of downtown Toronto, employees can take advantage of a variety of nearby and onsite amenities, including a range of local restaurants and cafés, an onsite cafeteria (with healthy and special diet menus) and subsidized access to both of Ryerson's state-of-the-art fitness facilities, which feature basketball and squash courts, a swimming pool, an indoor running track, and an NHL-sized hockey rink located inside the historic and completely renovated Maple Leaf Gardens
  • In addition to the university's Workplace Wellbeing Services unit, Ryerson employs a Mental Health Coordinator, responsible for overseeing related initiatives across campus and creating a harmonized and holistic approach to mental well-being for faculty, students, and staff
  • Ryerson helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
Ryerson provost and academic vice-president Michael Benarroch greets two employees   (Photo credit: Clifton Li)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1948
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,216
Part-time employees in Canada 4,425
Average age of employees in Canada 38.35 years
Longest serving employee 49.27 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Ryerson University was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • As part of Ryerson's Black History Awareness series, the organization manages the Viola Desmond awards to showcase talent from students, staff and faculty, while simultaneously raising awareness of the diverse and little-known stories and contributions of past and present women of African descent in the development of the country
  • Through the extensive and campus-wide "Access Ryerson" accessibility initiative, the university identifies, removes and prevents barriers to inclusion for persons with disabilities -- the university offers an accessibility website that includes resources on creating accessible documents and planning accessible meetings, and developed a "Smart Campus" app to provide immediate notifications regarding service disruptions
  • Additionally, Ryerson maintains a Built Environment Working Group to ensure that accessibility criteria and features are considered in all aspects of renovation, development and redevelopment of campus facilities and spaces
Ryerson employees at a community event   (Photo credit: Clifton Li)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,216
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion
Formal commitment various committees to address topics such as accessibility and inclusion, mental health, culture awareness, employs an Aboriginal Human Resources Consultant to support dedicated recruitment and retention of Aboriginal employees
Employee resource groups New Immigrant Faculty and Staff Community, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group Network, Muslim Faculty and Staff Community Network, Employees with Disabilities Community Network, Black Faculty and Staff Community Network, Latino and Hispanic Community Network
Diversity training and awareness training on a number of topics including accessibility, consent, mental health, Aboriginal awareness and unconscious bias, trans awareness education program as well as a dedicated website to support individuals who are transitioning, blanket exercises (interactive teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada)
Diversity highlights completed and released Truth and Reconciliation Commission Community Consultation Report (and established working groups to advise on actionable next steps based on report recommendations), Diversity Self-ID survey for staff and students, Soup and Substance lunchtime panel discussions on a variety of topics (open and free to members of the public), Aboriginal Education Council (embeds Aboriginal content throughout the university campus, curriculum and community and is developing an Aboriginal Strategic Plan), annual ceremony and feast to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Positive Space campaign and Ally program, Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award to recognize achievements of an individual, team or organization in the Ryerson community
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships participates in CIBC's Pathways project to provide job-readiness preparation training for Aboriginal post-secondary students across Toronto

The Career Directory

Ryerson University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ryerson faculty, employees and students have access to the Mattamy Athletic Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with various recreational options

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor, Administrative Assistant, Lab Assistant, Undergraduate Program Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Client Services Assistant, Liaison/Admissions Assistant
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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