Work-life balance

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

The benefits of work-life balance

We are committed to making the McGill University Health Centre a preferred place to work and learn. We offer unique educational opportunities, an inclusive work culture, as well as a comprehensive and competitive benefits package designed to contribute to employee well-being.  

Working at the MUHC also means:

  • Hospital and administrative buildings located near public transit
  • Discounted parking passes for those who drive
  • On-site childcare and priority spots at nearby daycares
  • Access to an extensive employee rebate program
  • New employee support via a buddy system
  • Employee Assistance Program available 24/7
  • Recognition program (formal and informal)
  • Appreciation of contribution program

Some of the benefits available to MUHC employees include: 

MUHC personnel enjoy more statutory holidays than many in the private sector.

New Year’s Day (January 1)

January 2

Family Day (first Monday in February)

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Victoria Day (Journée nationale des Patriotes)

St-Jean-Baptiste Day (Fête Nationale) (June 24)

Canada Day (July 1)

Civic Holiday (First Monday in August)

Labour Day (First Monday in September)

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

Time away from work is important to maintainwork-life balance.

New employees start with four (4) weeks of vacation after one full year of service. 

New managers receive six (6) weeks of vacation after one full year of service. 

It’s nice to know that you have paid personal and sick days in the bank if you need them.

For full-time employees, 9.6 sick days, some of which can be used for personal reasons, are accumulated throughout the year and any unused ones are fully paid out each December.

Managers are compensated for any sick days taken during the year. 

MUHC employees can benefit from the following paid leaves:

  • maternity (benefits topped up by the MUHC to 88% of salary for 21 weeks)
  • adoption 
  • paternity 

All employees are eligible for unpaid parental leave of two years to extend their maternity, adoption or paternity leave. Learn more about the Québec Parental Insurance Program

  • marriage 
  • jury duty 
  • bereavement 
  • deferred leave of absence 

Unpaid leaves include study, teaching, and personal leaves.

Employees who must be absent from work due to illness may be eligible for short-term disability insurance which is paid for by the MUHC and does not require employee premiums.

Available group insurance plans provide coverage for you and your family:

  • health and dental 
  • long-term disability 
  • additional life insurance (optional) 

The MUHC pays a portion of the premiums for these plans.

The Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan (RREGOP) covers all public sector employees. 

Managers benefit from the Pension Plan of Management Personnel (PPMP).

These defined benefit pension programs are designed to make your retirement years as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. 

We offer our employees and managers opportunities to advance their careers and develop their skills based on their strengths and interests.

- Human Resources development plan per employment category 

- Competency profile for executive personnel 

- Leadership Day 

- Management Succession Program: 

  • Middle management succession program (PRCI) 
  • National Health and Social Services Leadership Development Program (PNDL)  

For current and future managers: 

  • annual training program 
  • individual management coaching 
  • tuition reimbursement program (coming soon!) 

- Individual Skills Development Plan (ISDP) 

- E-learning platform 

The MUHC offers a dynamic bilingual workplace through diversity of culture and language, which is a reflection of its location within the metropolis of Montreal, a cosmopolitan city where joie de vive is palpable thanks to vibrant neighborhoods, a high-quality and affordable gastronomic scene, and an engaging community spirit that warms its citizens, even through the winter months. 

Find out more about working in Montreal.