Why work for the Region?

Have you ever considered joining our team? The Region employs more than 3,500 people in a wide variety of fields: community and social services, health care, arts, culture and recreation, natural and applied sciences, skilled trades, administrative support and much more.

The Region offers competitive wages, pensions and benefits, but there is so much more that makes us an outstanding employer, including:

  • Employee fitness centres
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Alternative work arrangements
  • Time for family medical leave
  • Employee events and casual days
  • In-house learning and leadership development
  • Secondment opportunities

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Here are some reasons why people choose to work with the Region:

Benefit plans

Benefit plans vary depending on collective agreements and policies. Here is an overview of some of the benefits we provide:

  • Alternate work arrangements
  • Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Family medical leave
  • Group RRSP
  • OMERS pension plan
  • On-site employee-funded fitness centres
  • Prepaid leave plan
  • Tuition Assistance Program
Workplace wellness, health and safety
To promote and provide safe and healthy work environments and lifestyles, we offer:
  • Access to Regional Library services
  • Alternate work arrangements
  • Casual Fridays
  • Corporate employee events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee recognition
  • Employee Ticket Sales Program
  • Ergonomic work stations
  • Family medical leave
  • Inclusive work practices
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • On-site cafeterias and kitchenettes
  • On-site employee-funded fitness centres
  • Three-pitch co-ed baseball league
  • Wellness programs
 Learning and development
We support employees in the development of their skills and abilities both formally and informally through:
  • In-house learning opportunities
  • Job related conferences and workshops
  • Management Leadership Development Program
  • Aspiring Leaders Program
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Performance development plans
  • Secondment opportunities
  • Tuition Assistance Program

We value employee satisfaction and offer many benefits and learning opportunities to staff. 

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