Peel District School Board has been selected as one of the top employers for 2019 in the Greater Toronto Area, according to a survey conducted by a Canadian media company. The board, which has almost 25,000 staff, is the largest employer in Peel Region.
Mediacorp Canada, a national publisher of employment periodicals, has been conducting its study into top employers since 1999. Companies are judged based on a number of factors including workplace atmosphere, training and benefits, among others.
“We are honoured to be a part of a diverse set of employers across the Greater Toronto Area to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Peter Joshua, director of education. “This award is a celebration of the ongoing commitment of the dedicated staff in our schools and work sites that inspire success, confidence and hope in each student, each and every day.”
According to Mediacorp, some the reasons the Peel board was selected include helping employees plan for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan; offering a top-up payment program for those on maternity and paternity leave; as well as encouraging ongoing support for charities that impact the lives of young people.