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Compensation and Benefits

The Region strives to provide an attractive, fair and equitable compensation package to our employees.

In addition to a competitive pay scale, the Region of Durham offers a variety of benefits to its employees. Specific benefits are applicable, dependent upon the incumbent's placement in various collective agreement/affiliations. An overview of our benefits include:

  • Accidental death and dismemberment.
  • Alternate work arrangements (such as compressed work week, flex time and job sharing).
  • Benefit coverage on early retirement.
  • Bereavement leave.
  • Best Doctors.
  • Canada Savings Plan Purchase Plan.
  • Competitive extended health and dental benefits.
  • Drug card.
  • Emergency leave with pay.
  • Emergency Travel Assistance Insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Extended health coverage for children attending post-secondary institutions up to 25 years of age.
  • Family/dependent leave.
  • Fitness assessments.
  • Free flu clinics.
  • Free Health Assessments, including blood pressure, cholesterol and hearing tests.
  • Free parking.
  • Health care spending account.
  • Healthy workplace programs including nutrition, on-site fitness classes and massage therapy.
  • Jury and witness duty pay.
  • Life insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement or vehicle allowance.
  • Modified benefit plan for active employees beyond the age of 65.
  • OMERS pension plan
  • Optional life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
  • Overtime.
  • Preferred vision services.
  • Pregnancy leave top up.
  • Safety boot allowance.
  • Shift premiums.
  • Short term income protection plan (STIPP)/sick.
  • Statutory holidays above employment standards.
  • Tool allowance.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Uniforms/uniform allowance.
  • Vacation pay.