York, Regional Municipality of
York Region employees

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • York Region created an Accelerated Advancement for Analysts program to provide work experience to recent graduates of Master's programs -- the 2-year rotational program features exposure to various areas of finance, including budget, treasury, procurement, controllership and IT services
  • Working with local unions, York Region's finance department recently launched a 3-year pilot initiative to allow candidates with less experience to be considered for certain department-specific positions -- new grads who are employed through the initiative develop into their position and receive incremental pay increases as experience, knowledge and skills grow
York Region paramedics

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,485
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Environmental Services department hosted a case competition to provide post-secondary student teams with a practical and unique learning opportunity to develop solutions to a sustainability-related challenge, maintains Dragons' Den York, an internal forum for employees to share ideas for continuous improvement

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why York, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • York Region is developing 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 is in the process of refreshing its Immigration Settlement Strategy to focus on both economic and social integration of newcomers -- as part of the strategy, the organization is planning its third Internationally Educated Professionals conference to connect the government, professional associations, employers, entrepreneurs and newcomers
  • York Region first took strides towards creating an accessible workplace in 2003 and recently updated its most recent multi-year accessibility plan to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act -- additionally, York Region has recognized National Access Awareness Week since 2005, an annual event that celebrates work to remove barriers faced by persons with disabilities
York Region paramedics

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,485
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, accessibility advisory committee
Diversity training and awareness training available on a variety of topics such as accessible customer service, creating accessible documents and mental health
Diversity highlights Mental Health Matters initiative, dedicated Immigration Settlement Strategy, Internationally Educated Professionals conference to connect the government, professional associations, employers, entrepreneurs and newcomers, National Access Awareness Week events
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships numerous community partnerships to recruit and retain new Canadians such as Career Edge, Professional Access and Integration Enhancement, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, COSTI Immigrant Services, World Education Services

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