What Makes Niagara Region a Great Place to Work

The Niagara Region serves a diverse population of 435,000 residents, providing many vital programs and services.

As an employee, you'd be providing expertise and leadership that will help the corporation reach its goal of supporting and advancing the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The Region offers its staff a number of opportunities that make it a great place to work, including:

1. Niagara Region Invests in Developing their Employees

Tuition Reimbursement

Niagara Region provides tuition assistance for eligible employees looking to enhance their formal education, so they can further develop in their current role, or move into new ones.

As a large employer, with a large number of different jobs, opportunities for career mobility are also significant.

Corporate Learning Centre

A combination of on the job experience, seminars, workshops, self-study promote the concept of learning by doing. Our Corporate Learning Centre provides these opportunities through a wide range of courses available to all Regional employees.

Corporate Mentorship Program

Niagara Region's Corporate Mentorship Program has been in existence for over a decade and provides development opportunities for eligible mentors and proteges.

Each year employees across departments participate in the program to gain additional experiences and insight into various roles and areas of the corporation.

2. Corporate Wellness Initiative

The Region is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for all employees through healthy activities at the worksite. We are establishing ourselves as a leader in worksite wellness.

Our dedication to workplace wellness programming has garnered several wellness awards over the years including the Diamond Level, Healthy Living Niagara Workplace Award.

3. Total Rewards

Total rewards at Niagara Region is the combined package of compensation, benefits, programs and activities available to our employees.

Highlights of this Package Include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Performance recognition
  • Health & dental benefits
    • Prescription drugs , extended health care services, vision, hospital, out-of-province travel and dental coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Participation in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan
  • Group home & auto insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Canada Savings Bond purchase plan

4. Community Involvement and Social Responsibility

United Way logoNiagara Region employees have been giving back to their community through the United Way for over 30 years.

The payroll deduction program for United Way brings people and resources together to strengthen and enhance the quality of life for those in our community.

In total, Regional staff have donated $2 million over the past 30 years to support United Way.

5. Niagara Region Recognizes its Employees

The region recognizes its employee for service excellenceThe Niagara Region strives to recognize employees who achieve service excellence. At the Region, there is a culture of recognition.

The Corporate Employee Recognition Team is a grassroot committee of staff recognizing staff. They work to promote, manage and deliver awards to deserving staff throughout the corporation.

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