Niagara College has risen to the top for the second consecutive year, being named a Hamilton-Niagara Region top employer for 2024.
For 17 years, the Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers competition recognizes and celebrates local employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
“Being welcoming, passionate, trailblazing and student focused are special organizational strengths that make Niagara College such a remarkable place to work,” said NC President Sean Kennedy. “This recognition as a top employer is a testament to employee excellence and our institution’s commitment to inclusivity, professional development, and collaboration.”
Top Employer recipients were evaluated on eight criteria: physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.
Niagara College earned a top employer designation because of our exceptional maternity and parental leave salary top-up benefits, retirement planning assistance and generous contributions to a defined benefit pension, and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility for health and wellness.
Through the work of our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, the College is strongly committed to fostering a workplace culture of respect and inclusion. Other benefits include a vibrant campus work environment, flexible/hybrid work options, and support for employee innovation and community engagement.
NC employees enjoy a comprehensive set of benefits, competitive compensation packages, and have access to a diverse set of professional and career development opportunities.
Niagara College has a full-time enrolment of more than 11,000 students from over 80 countries, who study in 130 diploma, certificate and bachelor degree programs at specialized campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara College is also involved in educational projects and partnerships around the world and is consistently ranked among Canada’s top 10 colleges for research funding. Learn more at niagaracollege.ca.