UNB helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- retirees can also stay connected through a dedicated Retired Employees Association, which assists members with health benefits and related concerns, and provides a collective voice to the university

UNB recognizes exceptional performance in a number of areas including the Excellence in Teaching awards, Distinguished Service awards and President's Medals for service over the span of a career

UNB was quick to assemble needed medical supplies from across the campus and donated them to the provincial government early in the pandemic -- at the same time, all members of the university community were encouraged to keep active with online fitness classes hosted by the campus fitness centre

Industry Post secondary schools, university

Established in Canada 1785

Major Canadian hiring locations Fredericton NB, Saint John NB

Full-time employees in Canada 1,746

Part-time employees in Canada 400

Workforce engaged on a contract basis 37%

Average age of employees in Canada 45 years

Longest serving employee 48 years

Pandemic response gathered crucial on-campus supplies (from gloves to face masks) to provide to the provincial government for healthcare personnel early in the pandemic, over 90 nursing students graduated early in order to join the workforce where needed, fitness centre transitioned to online fitness classes to help keep members active, established two sub-committees to oversee the university's plan for a multi-phased approach to re-opening the campus

Commuter amenities free parking, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations

Workplace features the university's main Fredericton campus features historic buildings such as Sir Howard Douglas Hall (dating back to 1785), perennial and sculpture gardens, Art Centre and music hall, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants

Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, numerous gathering areas around campus, from fireplace nooks to rest and relaxation areas

Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus

Other food options at main location smaller market-style cafeterias throughout campus, pubs, convenience store and variety of popular chain restaurants (from Tim Hortons to Java Moose Coffee)

Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (Zumba, yoga, pilates, spin, silver series and aqua exercise for older adults), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, indoor track, TRX facilities, dance studio, climbing wall, swimming pool, performance lab, semi-private programs, fitness assessments, personal trainers

Other nearby amenities Aitken Centre, Richard J. Currie Center, LB Gym, YMCA, Queen's Square, Odell Park, Wilmot Park, within walking distance of historical attractions and the city's downtown core

Past social events departmental Christmas parties, president's socials, faculty staff sports events, retirement dinner, homecoming events, end of term socials, merit awards and teaching awards ceremonies

Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees

Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Other in-house communications University of New Brunswick Retired Employees Association

Financial benefits note UNB has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months

Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months

Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension

Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance

Signing bonuses available for some positions

Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), subsidized home internet, discounted parking passes, gym memberships, cell phone plans

Health plan note UNB has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums

Minimum hours worked for coverage 13 hours per week

Waiting period for coverage 180 days

Family coverage option yes

Retiree coverage with no age limit yes

Dental coverage routine, restorative

Paid sick days employees receive 3 days off each year

Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)

Additional health plan information no maximum for mental health practitioner benefit

Wellness initiatives campus-wide wellness committee, departmental wellness initiatives and ongoing healthy living challenges

Family-friendly benefits note UNB has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position

Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks

Parental top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 15 weeks

Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks

Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks

Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, child care onsite

Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Additional family-friendly information varying by employee group, employees may receive maternity and parental leave top-up payments for up to 52 weeks for mothers, and up to 36 weeks for fathers and adoptive parents, (faculty may receive top-up for the full duration of extended parental leave, to 61 weeks)

Vacation note UNB has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment

Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career

Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off

Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Additional time-off information faculty receive 4 weeks of starting vacation

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months

Managers receive performance review training yes

Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees

Performance recognition peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), Excellence in Teaching awards, Distinguished Service awards, President's Medal (for service over the span of a career), Excellence in Research awards, University Teaching Scholar Award, University Research Scholar Award

In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, subsidies for professional accreditation

Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position

Education leave educational leaves of absence are available

Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Some of the community organizations supported United Way, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Blood Services (Partners for Life)

Community highlight UNB encourages employees to support the United Way through payroll deductions (and employees give generously). Employees are also encouraged to suggest and organize their own initiatives, as well as support student-led initiatives.