Recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Halton, Regional Municipality of was selected as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2020):

  • Halton Region celebrates employee achievement through an annual recognition award, with categories in customer service, productivity and innovation, and service/product delivery — additionally, employees can nominate peers for the Halton Recognition Awards, to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on the community, organization and workplace
  • Halton Region encourages employees to adopt healthy habits through various initiatives, including a Corporate Challenge (four-month program for employees to track their physical activity and participate in learning events), lunch and learns on wellness-related topics, and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility
  • Halton Region supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75 per cent of salary for 25 weeks), as well as parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (75 per cent of salary for 10 weeks, depending on employee group) — employees working at the organization’s head office also receive priority placement at the onsite daycare


Industry Municipal government
Established in
Canadian hiring
Oakville ON, Burlington ON, Halton Hills ON, Milton ON
Full-time employees 1,909
Part-time employees827
Average age of employees 44.5 years
Longest serving
48 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Health spending
up to $500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance
employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable
local, national