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UNB named one of Canada’s Top Employers for tenth year

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Dec 9, 2022

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has officially been named on Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023) list for a decade.

Each year, the Canada’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. list reflects the current needs of employees across Canada. After nearly three years living in a pandemic and slowly transitioning back to the workplace, the main theme this year was flexibility.

This month, UNB introduced a remote work policy that includes a hybrid approach and fully remote work from home arrangements, plus the use of shared and hotel office space for employees to reserve as needed.

“Making the top100 employers list for 10 years is an incredible achievement that could only be made possible through our dedicated faculty and staff,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of UNB. “Implementing the remote work policy is an exciting moment in time for our institution and we are happy to provide more flexibility to our employees.”

The annual national competition considers any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada, regardless of size, whether private or public sector.

Each employer’s application is judged by rigorous criteria in eight key areas: 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.

UNB benefits also include:

  • Dedicated in-house and online training initiatives, allowing UNB employees to continue their education with full tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly related to their current position.
  • Support for employees to plan securely for the future by contributing 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.

Find the full list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers from The Globe and Mail.