Launch a great career in public service at Halton Region

As Regional Chair, I often hear from residents and businesses about the positive impact Halton staff have on this community. Our dedicated employees deliver essential programs and services that enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Halton.

A career in public service is especially rewarding because it comes with the knowledge that your work supports individuals, families, businesses and entire communities. If you have a passion for helping others, I encourage you to consider joining us.

engineeringHalton delivers exceptional public service through teamwork and continuous improvement. We prioritize employee well-being by promoting health, safety and wellness, as well as professional growth via training and leadership development programs. Our positive and supportive work environment helps everyone achieve their potential, and we recognize the individual contributions of each employee.

Our team is the foundation of our success, and supporting Regional staff helps them fulfill Council’s vision of ensuring top value for taxpayer dollars while building healthy, complete communities. This strong relationship between the Region and its staff is why Mediacorp Canada Inc. has named Halton one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the last six years.

Halton Region offers exciting career opportunities in a wide range of fields, including:

  • healthcarehealthcare, such as registered nurses and registered practical nurses, long-term care and geriatric specialists, and early childhood assistants/educators;
  • technical/engineering, such as GIS, SCADA and civil engineering professionals;
  • water distribution, wastewater collection and water and wastewater treatment;
  • social and human services, such as case managers and employment specialists; and
  • corporate administration, such as financial, planning, IT, policy, communications and human resource-related roles.

businessWe also help students and new graduates gain hands-on experience in their chosen fields by recruiting summer students and interns at the beginning of each year. These hardworking individuals benefit from ongoing mentorship and exposure to all aspects of public service while supporting our programs. The opportunities help young people succeed and allow us to leverage their insights to enhance Halton’s service delivery.

Recruitment is an ongoing activity, and we post openings on our website throughout the year. To view our current listings or apply to launch a great career with us, visit halton.ca/jobs. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn to learn more about our services and find new opportunities to join our team. Together, we can keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.

 

Halton Region is an award winning organization

I am pleased to announce that Halton Region was recently recognized as an employer of choice with three distinct awards, including being named one of the top employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for the third year in a row. Run by Mediacorp Canada Inc., this project aims to acknowledge companies and organizations who are leaders in their industries. A special feature has been published by The Globe and Mail and online at www.eluta.ca.toronto-2014-english

Halton is a supportive, challenging and rewarding place to work. The Region is also a valued community partner and a leader in corporate responsibility. Metrolinx recently honoured Halton with a Smart Commute Halton Employer of the Year Award. The Smart Commute Awards recognize achievements by employers in reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road. At the Region, our sustainable commuting options for employees include dedicated car pool parking spaces, the installation of secure bicycle parking, and a corporate transit pass program.   

Halton Region was also recognized by Oakville Hydro Corporation for being a leader in conservation and demand management of electrical consumption. Halton received an Oakville Saves! Recognition certificate for committing to significant energy retrofit projects in an effort to conserve energy.

Being an employer of choice is one of our top priorities in Halton Region’s Citizens’ Priorities Action Plan. This designation helps affirm that Halton is a workplace that attracts, retains and engages the highest calibre of employees so that we can continue to deliver the best possible services to the resident of Halton Region. The great staff at the Region is one of the reasons that 98% of residents are satisfied with regional services, and I’m proud that we continue to provide effective programs to ensure that Halton is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to work.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”

Halton named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

It is with great pride that I am able to announce that Halton Region has been recognized as one of the top employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for the second year in a row.  Being an employer of choice is one of the top priorities in Halton’s Citizens’ Priorities 2011-2014 Action Plan, and this designation is something that all of our Regional employees should be very proud of.

GTA Top Employer 2013

The annual Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition is managed by Mediacorp Canada and recognizes employers that lead their sectors in areas such as health, financial and family benefits; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.  This is the third time in four years that Halton has been given this acknowledgement, a true testament to the great work of our Regional employees.

At Halton we work very hard to attract, retain and engage the best that the workforce has to offer. By ensuring that we provide our staff with a safe, challenging and rewarding workplace, we are able to retain the very best talent available so that we can provide the residents and businesses of this area with excellent programs and services.

Halton’s Regional staff is diverse; not only in their backgrounds, but in the work that they do every day. Our 2,565 employees provide a wide variety of services, many of which you may not even be aware of.  From the time you wake up in the morning, to the moment you go to bed at night, our staff is working hard to provide residents with clean drinking water, safe roads, childcare services, services for seniors, waste diversion programs, public health programs and so much more. If you would like to learn more about any Halton government service, or are interested in learning more about employment opportunities at Halton Region, please dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca.

On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Regional employees for their hard work and dedication. We are truly fortunate to have employees who commit their time and talent to the people that they serve. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and it is because of you that Halton Region continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. Thank you.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton or on Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”

Halton Region – An Employer of Choice (Video)

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”

Halton Region named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians for third straight year

I am pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, Halton Region has been rated as one of Canada’s Best Employers for new Canadians External Link by Mediacorp Canada Inc, based on our commitment to programs and initiatives that help recent immigrants integrate into Halton’s workforce. The award recognizes employers offering programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace and life in Canada. Halton Region participates in several mentoring programs and internships to help foreign trained professionals gain Canadian experience and develop the skills needed to successfully enter the labour market.  

It is an honour to be awarded this recognition for the third consecutive year.  This award acknowledges the commitment Regional Council and Regional staff have to ensuring Halton Region is a workplace that values diversity.  Halton Region provides career-track, paid internships to internationally-educated jobseekers through the Career Bridge internship program External Link, hosting interns in asset management, strategic communications, human resources, planning, and transportation services areas. Halton Region also participates in placement programs with the Halton Multicultural Council and the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. 

To meet future labour market needs and maintain a competitive workforce, we do as much as we can to ensure the success of those who come to us through international immigration.  Newcomers contribute to our economic, social and cultural development and it is in everyone’s interest to help them settle into a healthy and prosperous life in Halton.  

For more information please visit www.canadastop100.com External Link.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”