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We’re caring for our people while you care for our community.
The Ottawa Hospital is taking care of our staff by offering a comprehensive range of health-care benefits. We have several employee groups under various bargaining units and therefore have multiple (but similar) health plans.

The Ottawa Hospital offers:

  • Health benefits
  • Extended health care
  • Dental
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Long-term disability
  • Comprehensive and competitive vacation*
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Parental leave

* Part-time and casual employees receive a percentage in lieu to cover benefits, statutory holidays, vacation and sick leave

We’re helping you save for your future

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is a defined benefit (DB) pension plan that has been helping build the foundation for a financially secure retirement for Ontario’s healthcare workers.

The plan is tailored to the healthcare sector and offers its members retirement income for life. Both the employee and the hospital make contributions to the pension plan to provide you with income during your retirement years. Visit their website for more information.

What we have to offer on-site

Fitness facilities

The fitness facility at The Ottawa Hospital is run by GoodLife Fitness and is available 24/7 to The Ottawa Hospital employees and their families who become members. The membership is offered at a discounted corporate rate. An employee who registers can use their membership at any GoodLife Fitness club or Energie Cardio across Canada.

Food services

We have on-site cafeterias at the Civic, General and Riverside campuses that provide healthy food options and menus for those on a special diet. Additionally, the Civic, General and Riverside campus sites boast on-site food options that include Tim Hortons and Second Cup.

Staff lounges

In some areas, there are single-serve coffee makers, employee lounges that have comfortable seating, kitchenettes, music, a television and computer terminals.

Parking, cycling and transit

Parking and secure bike storage is available to staff at the General, Civic and Riverside campuses. All of our campuses are also easily accessible by public transit and city-wide cycling routes.


For those who may need to purchase a last-minute gift, we have flower and gift shops on site, as well as rotating vendor booths who come to sell their wares. There are also clothing and accessory shops, where people can purchase items ranging from a nursing uniform to a fashionable outfit. For employees’ financial needs, there are several ATMs available, a credit union – and even a lottery kiosk, if you’re feeling lucky! On-site pharmacies are conveniently located, should staff need to fill a prescription. As well, there is an eyewear shop should one need to purchase new glasses.

Outdoor spaces

There are multiple outdoor patios and picnic tables and access to green outdoor walking trails.

Other work perks

Excellence Awards

We have so many outstanding staff and volunteers, committed academics and educators, hidden heroes, and team players. Every year, The Ottawa Hospital takes the opportunity to celebrate our stars through the Excellence Awards, which is a peer-based recognition program to celebrate  employees,  physicians,  residents  and  volunteers  who  have  shown  their  true  passion  for  our  vision  of  providing  each  patient  with  the  world-class  care,  exceptional  service and compassion that we would want for our loved ones.

Long Service Awards

The success of The Ottawa Hospital relies on the dedication of our staff.   Employees, physicians and volunteers are recognized for their years of service beginning at five years and subsequent milestones at five-year increments. Any employee or volunteer celebrating 20+ years of service are invited to attend a special evening hosted in their honour.

Guardian Angel Program

This program is a thoughtful way to say thank you to the caregivers who go above and beyond to provide our patients with extraordinary care, every day. Patients can honour a doctor, nurse, staff member, or volunteer who made a positive impact on their experience by giving a gift and sending a message to let him or her know that the special care given did not go unnoticed.

Staff Appreciation Week (SAW)

We have an annual celebration to recognize the commitment and many contributions made by all employees over the year.

Career Transition Centre (CTC)

The CTC provides tools and guidance to empower employees to manage their own learning and careers. Recognizing the health-care landscape is ever evolving, the CTC helps employees identify their career objectives and provide guidance with plans to develop and refine skills to meet them.

The Ottawa Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated on: May 31st, 2023