High marks for Summer Fridays, tuition waivers, parental leave top-ups and much more

By McGill Reporter Staff

For the eighth year in a row, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

Mediacorp, which rates leading employers across Canada, cited a wide range of factors for McGill’s lofty ranking – including its staff fitness program, athletics facilities, green urban campus and extended parental leave offered over-and-above the regular provincial plan.

Other key benefits of working at McGill include:

“An achievement we can all be proud of”

“Eight years in a row – that’s an achievement we can all be proud of,” said Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources). “We’ve always attracted top-notch applicants – not just from Montreal, but also from across Canada. McGill is known not just as a great place to study, but also to build a career.”

“This sort of recognition is wonderful,” Gervais said, “but McGill offers so many additional things that cannot be ranked or quantified – like the opportunity to work and grow alongside some of the world’s leading scholars. Almost daily, there’s a new McGill discovery in the headlines, and McGill’s employees do a lot to support this exceptional mission.”

This year, Mediacorp recognized 30 organizations as Montreal Top Employers, and selected them according to eight main criteria:

  1. Physical Workplace
  2. Work Atmosphere & Social
  3. Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation & Time Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training & Skills Development
  8. Community Involvement

February 12, 2016