City of Toronto jobs
Head office: Toronto (Ontario)
Year of creation: 1998
Type of company: governmental agency
Sector of activity: municipal government
The city of Toronto is a public corporation that administers the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest city in North America. It has a population of approximately 2.8 million people or six million people if the greater census metropolitan area is included. Almost half of its residents are foreign born, making it one of the world’s most diverse cities. It is an international center of finance, culture and communications. As a municipal governmental agency, the city of Toronto objectives are to ensure that it provides adequate services and infrastructure for its residents. The top civil servant of this agency is the City Manager who is accountable to both the Mayor and City Council.
The city of Toronto relies on competencies in many areas, from elected city councilors to the over 22,000 people involved in a variety of endeavors, including accountants, technicians, firefighters, urban planners, pool guards, librarians and food service operators. It is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
The city of Toronto provides its employees with a variety of benefits, some of which include a defined pension plan and a comprehensive health, life and disability insurance plan. New mothers receive one year paid leave and parental leave top- up is available for fathers and adoptive parents. The city provides flexible work hours and a thirty-five hour workweek. Newly hired employees receive three weeks of paid vacation. Tuition subsidies are also available for work or non- work related courses.
The city of Toronto employees have been involved in over two hundred charities and non- profit agencies, several supporting community outreach programs. It has a formal diversity policy that includes mentoring programs for new immigrants, internships for new graduates and for those with disabilities. The city is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. In an effort to reach out and recruit new graduates, the city provides paid internships, co-op programs and unpaid academic placements for students from a variety of twenty-six colleges and universities in Ontario.