Université de Montréal
Architecture professor at Université de Montréal

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Université de Montréal was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Montreal's Top Employers (2017):

  • Université de Montréal helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- retirees can also connect through dedicated associations for professors and personnel, which organize conferences and social events
  • 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 working on campus can stay in shape by taking advantage of an onsite fitness facility, featuring instructor-led classes such as pilates, yoga and Zumba, an Olympic-size swimming pool, badminton, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, an indoor track and a climbing wall
Université de Montréal employees from the school's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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 5,568
Part-time employees in Canada 3,401
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 36%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
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 3 additional campuses in Laval, Longueuil and Trois-Riveries, the main campus features the art deco tower of the Roger Gaudry building, collaborative workspaces, Exhibition Centre showcasing over 1,000 pieces of art, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
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, badminton, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, indoor track, practice area for golf, climbing wall
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Côte-des-Neiges Recreational Centre, Midtown Club, fitness club, Mount Royal Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Bell Centre, Convention Centre, Saint Joseph's Oratory, outdoor markets within minutes from the main campus (offering fresh, local and affordable goods), BIXI bike stations

Work Atmosphere & Communications 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, back to school picnics, second annual Christmas cookie contest, Noel en blue holiday cocktail reception, cocktail event for retiring employees
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications Rector's blog, Dialogues with the Dean

Financial Benefits & Compensation 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, life & disability insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A+

Health plan note Université de Montréal 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
Additional coverage 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)
Other health plan information hosts workshops on mental health and suicide prevention, Extenso nutrition reference website
Family-friendly benefits note Université de Montréal 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 A+

Vacation note Université de Montréal 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 some employees start at 4.6 weeks of vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance 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, Rector's Award for various categories including inspiration, initiative, commitment and collaboration

Training & Skills Development A+

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 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, Quebec Breakfast Club
Community highlight The University maintains "Action humanitaire et communautaire", a service to enhance student life on campus. The service is responsible for organizing an annual Christmas breakfast campaign (food bank and money drive) as well as The Grand Bazaar (clothing, books and accessories drive).

The Career Directory

Université de Montréal has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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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