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Why work at York?

Join our diverse community of faculty and staff

York University is one of the largest and most diverse post-secondary communities in the world. Our employees are driven by passion and purpose and part of a forward-thinking collective, that brings enduring values and new ideas to complex societal challenges. Start a rewarding career with us and benefit from opportunities for career advancement, learning and development, and personal growth while creating positive change for our students and broader communities.


Employer of Choice

Continued sustainability and decolonizing, equity, diversity and inclusion (DEDI) progress has earned York University a spot on Canada’s Greenest Employers list for the 12th year in a row, and its first ever inclusion in the Best Diversity Employers list.

Family Friendly Policies and Paid Time Off

During holidays employees typically receive additional paid days off as the University remains closed. Vacation Policies support disconnecting from work, subsidized/on-site child care and access to family assistance programs.

Health, Safety and Well-being

Commitment to your health, safety, and well-being through a holistic approach that focuses on physical and psychological safety and well-being. Employees may receive individual support through Health, Safety and Employee Well-Being (HSEWB) unit and/or access free wellness programming and recreational facilities at a discounted rate.

Financial Benefits and Compensation

Annual salary progression and a hybrid pension plan that protects you from downturns in the capital markets. Contributions are matched by the University.

Work Atmosphere and Employee Engagement

A strong sense of connection, inclusion and a community of care shape daily life at the University and help to sustain work-life balance and continuous engagement.

Education and Training

A variety of training offerings: In-house, online, subsidies for professional accreditation, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, and staff/dependant tuition waiver policy.

Campus Life and Amenities

Our University is a community within the city. Our campuses provide vibrant and welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces and services that reflect Canada’s cultural diversity. Some indoor amenities include: fitness facilities, onsite childcare, 40+ restaurants, and a shopping centre (Keele Campus) that has an optometrist, medical and dental offices, drug store, grocery store, physio and massage therapists, hair salon, banks, and dry-cleaning. Outside our campuses feature some of the most stunning and picturesque green spaces in Toronto with natural gardens and robust greenery.

Sustainable and Accessible Campuses

With three core campuses across the Greater Toronto Area including Keele Campus, Glendon Campus and Markham Campus as well as a series of satellite locations both within Ontario and abroad, York is facilitating and creating positive change on a large bio-diverse scale. Each core campus is fully integrated with transit infrastructure and our Keele campus has two TTC subway stations that also provide quick access to the GO Train system. There is also a free shuttle service between our campuses providing extensive mobility, which creates an integrated and dynamic community.