Here are some of the reasons why Serco Canada Inc. was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2021):

Serco Canada helps employees plan ahead with retirement planning assistance along with contributions to a defined contribution pension plan -- the company temporarily changed the rules of the plan during the pandemic, allowing employees the option to withdraw a specified amount from their account if needed

Serco supports its new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks) as well as offering support to new dads and non-birth parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 37 weeks)

Serco Canada encourages employees to keep their skills up to date through a variety of online training options, as well as offering generous tuition subsidies for courses related and indirectly related to their current position (up to $5,250 annually)

Industry Technical consulting and management services

Established in Canada 1929

Publicly traded yes

Parent company Serco Inc.

Parent company head office Herndon, VA, United States

Major Canadian hiring locations Windsor ON, Kenora ON, Hawkesbury ON, Goose Bay NL, Moose Jaw SK

Full-time employees in Canada 835

Part-time employees in Canada 671

Average age of employees in Canada 45 years

Longest serving employee 22 years

Benefits note Serco Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position

Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums

Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting

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

Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring

Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 90% of tuition per year

Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Pandemic response temporarily changed the rules of the group retirement savings plan and allowed employees the option to withdraw a specified amount from their account for any needed financial relief