Total Rewards

  • At the City of Ottawa, people are our priority. You are our most valuable resource. We believe it’s important to offer a competitive total rewards package to take care of you and your family so that you can focus on the job at hand.

    What we offer includes:
    •    Competitive salaries
    •    Comprehensive benefits coverage
    •    Wellness programs
    •    Employee and Family Assistance Program
    •    Digital wellness library
    •    OMERS retirement benefits
    •    Flexible work arrangements
    •    In-house learning and development
    •    Corporate recognition programs

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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    As a winner of the Best Diversity Employer for nine consecutive years, the City of Ottawa is committed to reconciliation, equity, and cultural transformation. The City of Ottawa values a diversity of minds, perspectives, and lived experiences to shape and lead the City’s workforce and respond to needs in our community. The City’s Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Plan sets the direction, priorities, and actions to meet our corporate objectives of a workforce that represents our community and an inclusive workplace.

    The City of Ottawa is an employer for whom you’ll be proud to work. Find rewarding career opportunities to serve residents and visitors and enhance the quality of life of our whole community. With an integrated equity, diversity, and inclusion lens, our work benefits residents, local businesses, and visitors alike by helping build our great nation’s capital and making Ottawa an inclusive, vibrant, safe, and caring city for all.

Learning & Development

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    Join us!

    The City of Ottawa supports employees to learn, progress and grow. Join us for a job in recreation. Stay for a career in communication, finance or tech. Explore new directions within the 100 Lines of Business at the City. You can access development opportunities like mentoring, coaching, job shadowing, special on-the-job assignments, leadership development, language training, job-specific training, and all required health and safety training. Learning and development options include e-learning online resources, and in-class or virtual instructor-led courses for you and your team. Make your move to the City. We can't wait to see you thrive.

Employee recognition

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    At the City of Ottawa, we are committed to recognizing and honoring employees who contribute to the success of the organization. Recognition of peers and colleagues is one of the most effective ways to reinforce our culture, support objectives and celebrate top performers. Employees who know they are appreciated create an energy that is invaluable to any organization. Showing our employees that they are appreciated and valued for their contributions and how they work every day to exemplify excellence through their actions, behaviours and achievements, builds a more supportive and positive workplace. 

    Our program is designed to recognize employees in three ways: Daily Recognition (BRAVO Program, Peer Recognition Awards), Service Recognition (Anniversary Pin Program, Long Service Awards, Retirement Awards) and the Excellence Program (Individual and Team Achievement Awards, Special Commendations, Award of Heroism, Lifetime Achievement Award, City Manager’s Award of Distinction, Environmental Excellence Award). 


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