Working at Peel
We offer employee benefits and opportunities that are desired in the workplace.
We are an equal opportunity employer and follow the Ontario Human Rights Code in our employment practices. Our supervisors are committed to hiring the best person for the job, based on qualifications, skills and experience.
We make an effort to develop a balanced workforce reflecting the diversity of Peel's community.
Our Regional Values define how we work together and drive our daily interactions and decisions.
- We are empowered to make a difference.
- We are all leaders in the work we do.
- We pursue and embrace purposeful change.
- We are genuine and transparent.
- We care about and support everyone's well-being and success.
- We find and implement solutions together.
- We provide excellent customer service every time.
A Healthy Workplace
We have built a Healthy Workplace program that is based on the model developed by the National Quality Institute (NQI) and Health Canada.
Code of conduct
A formal standard code of behaviour ensures everyone understands the values, ethics and legal obligations the Region operates under.
Alternate flexible work schedule
In some departments, employees who have completed their probationary period can rearrange their work schedules within a specific period.
It is understood that work can be performed at times other than traditional office hours without negatively affecting the level or cost of service and client satisfaction provided to Peel citizens. This means that employees can enjoy a day off every two or three weeks by working extended hours on the remaining days.
Depending on their work location, employees can take up to one day off for extra hours worked over a four-week time period, separate from vacation or approved absence time.
"Open door" environment
We encourage open communication and accessibility through Employee focus groups, departmental advisory committees, internal communication planning and through our Intranet site.
Education and development
We offer programs and courses in leadership development, employee development, occupational health & safety, and wellness. We also offer in-class computer and online training.
Management and Human Resources staff work with employees to develop career paths and the necessary education and training plans.
Performance Management Program
Our Performance Management Program focusses on open discussion and feedback, goal-setting, professional development and career management for non-bargaining employees.
Leadership Development Program
Supervisory and management level employees attend an in depth Leadership Development Program. Similar courses are available to people wishing to enter supervisory positions at the Region of Peel.
Employees can apply for reimbursement of tuition or registration fees for job-related courses leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or professional designation, up to a maximum of $1,500 per calendar year.
Staff development days
Regional departments hold regular Staff development days focussing on a topic or theme that offers team learning and enrichment opportunities.
We post job opportunities on a weekly basis. Employees are given a chance to apply for any position which they feel qualified. We are committed to giving our employees full consideration before recruiting from outside of our organization.
Pay for performance
Employees in non-bargaining positions receive annual performance appraisals and are eligible for increases based on the level of their performance the previous year.
We offer an attractive, competitive and comparable compensation program.
We offer life insurance, dental and extended health benefits. Non-bargaining employees also receive an Health Spending Account, of up to $750 per year to offset approved medical and dental expenses not covered by our plan.
In addition to the Statutory Holidays and the Civic Holiday, the Region of Peel provides three additional days off with pay which generally allow us to close some of our offices for the three business days before New Years day.
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)
Regional employees are enrolled in the OMERS pension contribution plan that matches payroll deduction contributions.
Early retiree benefits
Eligible employees who take early retirement are offered a range of benefits which can continue after they retire until they reach the age of sixty-five.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees at the Region of Peel have access to a voluntary and confidential professional counseling service to help deal with personal concerns.