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York, Regional Municipality of
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Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • York Region developed a Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Charter, which will be used as a roadmap to create an organization that is inclusive of employees and customers alike -- the initiative is being developed in collaboration with 20 local partner organizations, as well as the Region's diversity and inclusion staff committee
  • York Region maintains a dedicated Newcomer Strategy to focus on both economic and social integration of newcomers -- as part of the strategy, the organization hosted its third Internationally Educated Professionals conference to connect the government, professional associations, employers, entrepreneurs and newcomers
  • Additionally, York Region works with a number of community partners to support the employment efforts of new Canadian job-seekers, including the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Professional Access and Integration Enhancement Program, COSTI Immigrant Services and Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
York Region staff at an event celebrating an update to the organization's Customer Service Plan  


Industry Municipal government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,580
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Formal commitment Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Charter, diversity and inclusion staff committee, municipal diversity and inclusion group, accessibility advisory committee
Diversity training and awareness training available on a variety of topics such as mental health, accessible recruitment guidelines for management, accessible customer service, creating accessible documents
Diversity highlights Mental Health Matters initiative (launched by the Commissioner of Community and Health Services, in partnership with York Regional Police), dedicated Newcomer Strategy to openly receive newcomers and promote social cohesion, dedicated Immigration Settlement Strategy, Internationally Educated Professionals conference to connect the government, professional associations, employers, entrepreneurs and newcomers, is preparing a Senior's Strategy to better address the needs of an aging population, National Access Awareness Week events
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships numerous community partnerships to recruit and retain new Canadians such as Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Career Edge, Professional Access and Integration Enhancement, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, COSTI Immigrant Services, World Education Services and, partners with Community Living to provide employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities

The Career Directory

York, Regional Municipality of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
An associate analyst in York Region's Triple A program for finance graduates

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal government
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Accounting Clerk, Activationist, Administrative Clerk, Application Technical Specialist, Associate Council I, Associate Planner, Child Care Services Coordinator, Control Panel Operator, Court Records Clerk, Courtroom Clerk Reporter, Customer Information Representative, Customer Service Representative, Elderly Service Worker, GIS Technologist, Health Care Aide, Health Educator, Legal Administrative Clerk, Marketing Assistant, Operator-in-Training (Water and Wastewater), Outreach Program Worker, Primary Care Paramedic, Public Health Nurse, Recruitment Assistant, Registered Practical Nurse, Signshop Assistant, Social Assistance Case Coordinator I, Support Analyst Assistant, Technician II, Technologist I, Tobacco Control Officer
Starting salary $70K to $75K
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

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