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SFU ranks as one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers for 2021

February 12, 2021
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SFU has once again ranked as one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers.

The university is one of just 20 employers recognized for offering progressive and forward-thinking programs to help employees balance work and family commitments—and for providing extra flexibility during COVID-19 so that parents could balance work and family commitments.

The competition, organized by Mediacorp as part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, reviews a range of employment practices and policies. These include: maternity, parental and compassionate leave; daycare assistance; reproductive assistance, including fertility drugs and IVF; adoption assistance; paid personal- and earned-days-off (EDO) programs; flexible work arrangements; and even academic bursaries for employees' children.

This year’s competition organizers recognized SFU’s generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments, benefit pension plan and health benefits, and flexible working arrangements.

You can learn more at the Mediacorp website.