Benefits of an exceptional workplace

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Health and wellness

We promote your health and wellness both in the workplace and in your personal life, and we make resources available to you and to your family members to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Employee Assistance Program: our staff and their immediate families have free access to our Employee Assistance Program.

Informal Conflict Management Service Program: provides support and guidance to staff and managers facing conflict in the workplace.

Flexible work hours: in response to the particular needs of our indeterminate and long-term employees, we provide various options for flexible hours (where operational requirements allow).

Employee Recognition Program: we recognize the efforts and achievements of our staff through sector, departmental and government-wide awards as well as activities marking service milestones.

Bilingualism: bilingualism is a fundamental value in Canada and within the federal public service. The Agency has its own Centre of Expertise on official languages and its own language school, providing support, tools and action plans in order to create a work environment favourable to the use of both English and French.

Physical health: we encourage employees to organize on site health and physical training activities. Some of the department’s divisions have such facilities on site or close by. Headquarters has a shared gym space with cost-effective lunchtime fitness classes. We also offer a corporate rate to a fitness chain that’s popular around the country.

Community involvement: we support the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) and we participate annually in Take Our Kids to Work.

Communities: working at the Agency, you will have many opportunities to connect with colleagues who share your vision or interests by joining any of our many networks and communities: Next Generation Committee, Social Committee, Policy and Operations Committee, Joint Committee on Mental Health, Diversity Committee, and more.

Compensation Rewards, Benefit and Competitive Earnings Program

Our staff enjoy the advantages of competitive, generous rates of pay.

Wages

Group insurance plans

Our flexible benefits program allows you to choose the level of protection that matches your needs and those of your family in terms of health, dental, disability, life insurance and accident insurance*.

* Options vary according to employment status and professional group.

Career possibilities are endless

Retirement Plan

We offer a determinate payment pension plan.

Did you know?

Your retirement contributions from previous employment may be transferable to the Civil Service Superannuation Plan!

The government has entered into several agreements to transfer pension contributions from a number of Canadian employers. If your former employer is among them, you will have the option to transfer the actuarial value of the pension you have accumulated with your previous employer to the Civil Service Plan.

Several types of leave

Annual leave: depending on your professional group, your will be eligible for 3 or 4 weeks of annual leave upon entering the Public Service and accumulate annual leave credits based on years of service to a maximum of 6 weeks.

Other paid leaves: sick leave is accumulated monthly and employees may have leave for family obligations, volunteering or other reasons. For more details on the types of paid and unpaid leave, please look up the collective agreement for your professional group or Appendix C of the Directive on Executive Compensation.

Travel and relocation of civil servants

Under certain conditions, we offer logistical and financial support to staff who have to travel or relocate as a requirement of their work.

Training and career development opportunities

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada places a high priority on advancement, professional development and continuing education. Employees are encouraged to develop their abilities and acquire new skills to achieve their full potential.

Learning and training: we have a wide array of learning, training and development options, including taking a formal education program with reimbursement of eligible fees.

Training and career development: we promote the development and implementation of training programs enabling employees to progress professionally and personally.

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