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Why Choose OCWA

If you are someone who isn’t interested in sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, OCWA operations may be the place for you! At OCWA, we want you to create and implement new ideas, see how your efforts contribute to the end goal and challenge yourself to expand your knowledge and capabilities.

What We Have to Offer

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    We value the unique characteristics of all of our employees. It is important to us to promote and cultivate an inclusive workplace and to make inclusion a part of our recruitment and succession planning efforts. As an Ontario Public Service Agency, we are fortunate to have access to a variety of different diversity initiatives, programs and training.

    A truly inclusive organization celebrates the differences of all its employees, and OCWA recognizes that attracting new employees provides an opportunity to enhance the diversity of our workforce.

    Read OCWA’s 2024-2028 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint 

  • Safe and Healthy Workplaces

    OCWA provides a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, regularly promoting awareness and action at every level of the organization.

    OCWA is committed to the health, safety and wellness of its employees and the communities in which we operate. We realize the vital link between a culture of health and safety and a successful organization and are united in our vision and support for a safer, healthier, more prosperous Ontario.

    Regular messages are distributed and events are held to promote mental health and wellness of our staff. Our Employee Assistance Program provides resources to staff and their families on a variety of items, such as nutrition, child care and elder care issues, relationship issues and coping with stress.

  • Awards and Recognition

    OCWAmarine Awards recognize employee contributions with leadership, innovation and sustainability, quality service, team building and citizenship. OCWA’s Safety Awards publicly recognize the contributions that individual employees and groups make to promote healthy and safe OCWA workplaces each year.

  • Environmental Sustainability

    OCWA is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and supporting climate action.   Helping clients maintain the long-term sustainability and resiliency of their water and wastewater infrastructure is one of the most important ways in which OCWA delivers added benefit to our clients.  In addition to operating and maintaining client facilities, OCWA’s team of industry experts help municipalities across Ontario to develop and promote sustainable infrastructure management practices and support our clients with resource management and climate change mitigation initiatives.”

Pension and Benefits

  • Pension and Benefits

    OCWA offers a competitive compensation package. A salary range is provided with each job posting, along with a general description of the benefits. OCWA employees are part of the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

    We understand the importance of planning for life after retirement. There are two pension plans, the Ontario Public Service Pension Plan and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan. Both are contributory, defined benefit plans, where employees receive a pension at retirement, determined by salary and years of credit in the plan. Both the employees and the employer contribute to the pension plans.

  • Benefits

    We recognize the importance of having a comprehensive benefits plan for employees.

    Our benefit plans may include:

    • Medical, dental, hearing and vision care
    • Health care spending account
    • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which includes adoptive parents
    • And more

Job Opportunities

Be a part of an organization with an exceptional group of individuals – team members who inspire each other every day to think and perform beyond expected boundaries. Apply today!

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Our People

Our people make the difference! The dedication and passion our employees have for the work they do every day and the communities they serve is what makes us stand out as the leading water and wastewater provider in Ontario. Meet some of our team members.

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