Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
Waterloo North Hydro employee

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Waterloo North Hydro Inc. was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2018):

  • Waterloo North Hydro encourages employees to keep fit through a variety of instructor-led fitness classes, including yoga, Ta Chi, pilates and boxing as well as providing subsidies for fitness club memberships as part of their health benefits plan, up to $300 per year
  • Waterloo North Hydro reaches out to the next generation of employees through co-op placements, summer employment and in-house apprenticeships -- approximately 20 percent of the organization's current employees started out as co-op students
  • Waterloo North Hydro helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance along with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and a health benefits program that extends to retirees (up to the age of 65)
Waterloo North Hydro employees practicing yoga outdoors   ( Photo credit: Erin Clayton)


Industry Electric Power Distribution
Established in Canada 1905
Parent company Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation
Parent company head office Waterloo ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Wellesley Township ON, Woolwich Township ON, Kitchener ON, Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 121
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 39 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 35-hour work week (with full pay)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 60 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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