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University of New Brunswick named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2020

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB

For the seventh time in eight years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2020).

The Globe and Mail announced its top 100 list for 2020 on Nov. 22. UNB is one of four universities to receive the distinction and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to be recognized.

“Being recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding employers for yet another year is a wonderful achievement,” says UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul Mazerolle. “The UNB community is composed of award-winning faculty members and dedicated staff who have chosen to build their lives at our university and we are proud to offer a great work environment and excellent opportunities and benefits to support them.”

The list, compiled by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. This is the 20th anniversary of the top employers list, which examines the recruitment history of thousands of employers across the country. This year, from nearly 100,000 employers, Mediacorp invited 10,000 employers to submit detailed applications.

Some of the reasons UNB was selected as a top employer include:

  • Working at one of North America's first public universities, UNB employees can enjoy a variety of on campus amenities including a cafeteria (with healthy and special diet menus), a quiet room for meditation and reflection, and subsidized access to UNB's state-of-the art fitness facility, which features an indoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, a dance studio and various fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga and pilates.
  • UNB recognizes exceptional performance in a number of areas including the Excellence in Teaching awards, Distinguished Service awards and President's Medals for service over the span of a career.
  • UNB helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- retirees can also stay connected through a dedicated Retired Employees Association, which assists members with health benefits and related concerns, and provides a collective voice to the university.