U of T one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

Greater Toronto's Top 2024 EmployersThe University of Toronto is proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the 18th consecutive year.

The Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition is an editorial project that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Each year, editors at Mediacorp review employers on eight criteria: (1) Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Mediacorp recognized that, since the pandemic, employees have become less willing to spend time on unproductive activities, such as long commutes or excessive meetings. The 2023 winners of the Greater Toronto Top Employers competition “make employees feel their time is valuable,” says Richard Yerema, executive editor of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

U of T was recognized for its generous maternity and parental leave top-up, resources and supports available through the Family Care Office, childcare options, inclusive benefit plans, and generous tuition waivers and reimbursements. Other highlights include the fact that U of T “encourages employees to keep fit and stay healthy with subsidized memberships to its multiple fitness facilities that include full gymnasiums, weight rooms, swimming pools, [a] massive field house (with multiple courts and indoor running track), skating arena, covered playing field (winter), dance studios, squash courts and a range of instructor-led classes.” 

“We’re delighted that we continue to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers,” says Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture. “In what was another year of transition, our openness to doing things differently enabled us to push the boundaries of past practice and to keep improving. We have an exceptional employee community, and it is important that their diverse needs guide how we evolve our services and supports.” 

The 2024 results were published in the Globe & Mail on December 5.