World Vision Canada
World Vision employees working in the organization's newly-designed office space

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

Here are some of the reasons why World Vision Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • World Vision helps employees prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance and a defined contribution pension plan -- and offers phased-in work options to help employees make the transition
  • World Vision encourages employees to balance work and their personal lives with a variety of flexible working arrangements, paid time off during the summer months and 3 weeks of paid vacation to start -- employees may also have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional vacation days
  • Through the organization's internal secondment policy, World Vision offers employees opportunities to travel and work at its field locations for up to 2 years -- and offers field orientation trips (ranging between 1 to 2 weeks in duration) as well as a new training program for high potential employees that features academic, experiential and cross-functional learning opportunities
World Vision employees having fun at the organization's annual Summer Sizzler barbecue

Employer Background

Industry Charitable Organizations
Established in Canada 1957
Parent company World Vision International
Parent company head office London, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 482
Part-time employees in Canada 39
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 6%
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 39 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities free parking
Workplace features employees participated in the design of the organization's 3-storey suburban head office, which is situated on nearly 10 acres of property, the building features a large auditorium (seats all staff) with a piano and table tennis, first aid/quiet room, onsite lockers and showers, instructor-led classes such as cross-fit and stretch, an outdoor basketball net, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, table tennis
Other nearby amenities LA Fitness, fitness club, Meadowvale Conservation Area, Dunton Athletic Fields, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, movie theatre, Toronto Pearson International Airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Recent social events annual office Christmas decorating contest, divisional Christmas celebrations and Executive Office Christmas open house, organization-wide Easter and Christmas celebrations, children's Christmas party, employee summer barbecue, in-house religious services, special employee fundraising events
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Additional financial benefits interest-free loans for computer purchases (up to $2,000), discounts through the WorkPerks program (home and auto insurance, Costo products)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 85% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option 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, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note World Vision Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid summer shutdown employees receive 4 days off during the summer months
Unpaid leave maximum 3 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 4 months
Additional time-off information employees can purchase up to 10 additional vacation days as well as up to 16 weeks of sabbatical leave

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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 individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs opportunities to travel to areas where World Vision operates to witness the impact of their work (including secondments ranging from 1 month to 2 years and field orientation trips of 1 to 2 weeks), high potential leadership program, onsite library

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 5 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Community highlight As a charitable organization itself, World Vision's internationally-focused raison d'être includes child-focused initiatives that extend to many areas, such as water and sanitation projects, nutrition programs, youth empowerment, education and micro-enterprise development. The organization also works closely with other charities worldwide, sharing expertise, ideas and best practices in pursuit of its charitable vision.

The Career Directory

World Vision Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
World Vision employees modelling the organization's new 'Heart of Gold' apparel

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Charitable Organizations
Parent company World Vision International
Parent company head office London, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads World Vision Canada offers 6-month international youth internships in a developing country working on issues such as equality between women and men, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture. Interns may also participate in a Job Search Workshop, which provides career transition assistance and employment support.
Typical new grad positions Intern, Provincial and Student Leader International Program Intern, Customer Service Representative, International Program Intern
Starting salary $25K to $30K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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