First published in 2006, Montréal's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year's winners, including McGill University, were announced on January 31, 2019 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette. This is the 11th year in a row McGill has been included in the annual list.
Here are some of the reasons why McGill University was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2019):
- McGill University offers excellent family-friendly benefits, from maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers to parental top-up for adoptive parents -- additionally, employees have the option to extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence and may take advantage of onsite daycare at McGill's main campus
- McGill University celebrates exceptional performance and achievement through a variety of initiatives, including the President's Award, the Principal's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Macdonald Campus Award of Excellence (to name a few)
- McGill University maintains a Social Equity and Diversity Education Office to provide information, education and training in order to cultivate a respectful and supportive campus culture -- and recognizes community members who further equity and inclusivity at the university through the Award for Equity and Community Building