Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal staff from the Rector's Office parking their bikes at the school  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019) and Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Université de Montréal was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019) and Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

  • In keeping with its raison d'être, Université de Montréal supports ongoing employee education with tuition waivers for employees, as well as free access to on-campus conferences and a variety of in-house training programs -- and offers paid internships and summer employment opportunities for the next generation of employees
  • Université de Montréal provides excellent family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents, the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence, and the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Employees are encouraged to keep fit at an impressive onsite fitness facility that features instructor-led classes such as pilates, yoga and Zumba, an Olympic-size swimming pool, badminton, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, an indoor track and even a climbing wall
An optometry professor from Université de Montréal examines a patient living at the Maison du Père  

Employer Background

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1878
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Laval QC, Saint-Hyacinthe QC, Trois-Rivières QC, Longueuil QC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,366
Part-time employees in Canada 2,256
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 40%
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 50 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features Université de Montréal's main campus has a rich architectural heritage and consists of 40 buildings and an abundance of green space, the University maintains three additional campuses in Laval, Longueuil and Trois-Rivières, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, multiple locations across the campus, from lounges to cafés and restaurants
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, take-home meals, multiple cafeterias and cafés across campus locations
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (pilates, yoga, Zumba), rowing machines, weights, basketball court, sauna, shower facilities, Olympic-size swimming pool, spa and sauna, badminton, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, indoor track, practice area for golf, climbing wall, arena, multiple gymnasiums, walking trails leading to Mount Royal
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Côte-des-Neiges Recreational Centre, Midtown Club, Mount Royal Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Montréal Convention Centre, Saint Joseph's Oratory, outdoor markets within minutes from the main campus (offering fresh, local and affordable goods)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Recent social events every holiday season, the University's Rector hosts a vin d'honneur to wish employees and their families well during the holiday season and New Year, numerous departmental and faculty specific celebrations across campus
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media
Other in-house communications Rector's blog, Dialogues with the Dean

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A+

Health plan note UdeM has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 40% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note UdeM has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 25 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 10 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information depending on employee group, some mothers receive maternity and parental top-up payments of of 93% of salary for 28 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A+

Vacation note UdeM has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 24 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 60 months
Additional time-off information management and professional personnel start with 4.6 weeks of vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B-

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), awards to recognize excellence in teaching as well as research work, and the "Rector's Award" series that includes various categories, such as inspiration, initiative, commitment and collaboration

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unique training & development programs staff tuition waiver policy, free on-campus conferences on a variety of subjects

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 30 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way, Hema Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Breakfast Club, Paniers de Noêl UdeM, Guignolée (food drive)
Community highlight Université de Montréal supports the annual United Way/Centraide campaign and the Christmas Basket program. Across the university, faculties and departments organize their own initiatives that are most important to each, and many faculties support initiatives that are related to their academic subject matters.

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Philosophy professor at the Université de Montréal

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Laval QC, Saint-Hyacinthe QC, Trois-Rivières QC, Longueuil QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training online training, in-house training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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