Careers at Mohawk College

About Us 

We acknowledge that Mohawk College is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement, and is currently home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island.

Mohawk College is tremendously proud to be voted one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers for 11 consecutive years and counting. Mohawk College is committed to the ongoing development and recognition of our employees, while providing an inclusive campus to ensure an open, accessible, equitable, and safe environment for everyone.

We know that by investing in our employees, Mohawk College will provide the best education and services for our students. Our employees pride themselves on their dedication to students and quality education. Keep reading below to learn more about what makes Mohawk College a great place to work!

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Why Work at Mohawk College? 

Across Hamilton, Mohawk College educates and serves more than 31,700 full-time, part-time, apprentice, and international students at our three thriving campuses, City School learning hubs and Aviation Facility at Hamilton International Airport.

Mohawk College supports our employees’ well-being by providing and promoting healthy work environments. For instance, in the College’s main courtyard, the HOOP Dance Gathering Place was designed with a holistic consideration to landscape, architecture, and the wider context within the College and the city. The Hoop Dance Gathering Space celebrates First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture within the everyday experience of the College campus and honours Indigenous history on this territory. 

Additionally, Mohawk College is well known as one of Canada’s Greenest employers and is home to The Joyce Centre for Partnerships and Innovation, Canada’s largest institutional net zero building and the first in Ontario. 

As educators, we demonstrate leadership by incorporating the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in our offerings and our environment. We achieve this by emphasizing the well-being of our employees through better work-life integration. For example, Mohawk College offers competitive compensation and excellent pension and health benefits. We also provide our employees with numerous opportunities to grow their careers and expand their skills to remain engaged and motivated. These opportunities include access to a tuition reimbursement program, continuing education certificates and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Though there are many reasons why Mohawk College is recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers, the most significant is due to the efforts and achievements of our talented employees!

Our Values

We are student focused.

Students and learning are at the heart of all we do.

We engage our community. 

We are responsive to and collaborative with the communities we serve.

We are committed to excellence.

We are committed to innovation in education, corporate services and student services.

We are inclusive. 

We ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

We are accountable. 

We act with integrity, transparency, and base our decisions on evidence.

How We Support Our Employees

Professional and Personal Growth Opportunities

Mohawk College’s learning and development opportunities include:

  • Up to one year paid Professional Development Leave of Absence
  • Discounted Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition assistance for full-time employees
  • A mentoring program which supports and facilitates the professional growth and personal development of our diverse employees through reciprocal and inclusive learning partnerships
  • Access to over 14,000 online self-paced learning modules
  • Personal and professional development programs, courses and webinars announced weekly
  • Frequent workshops on mental health and wellness offer employees opportunities to get more support, motivation, and knowledge to continue to embrace their authentic selves

Total Rewards

Some of our most valuable benefits include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan (CAAT) with contributions matched by Mohawk College
  • Additional time off during the winter holidays
  • Generous vacation time for all full-time employees
  • Access to Employee Family Assistance Program including counselling services, financial literacy services, nutrition advice and more for full-time employees
  • 93% top up of maternity and parental leave pay to full-time employees
  • Tuition assistance for dependents of employees
  • Access to a number of employee discounts 
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, paramedical services (massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, psychotherapy and psychology, etc.), short-term and long-term disability for full-time employees
  • Hybrid/flexible work arrangements

Our Amenities

Our facilities include:

  • The HOOP Dance Gathering Place in the College’s main courtyard. It was designed with a holistic consideration to landscape, architecture, and the wider context within the College and the city. The Hoop Dance Gathering Space celebrates First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture within the everyday experience of the College campus and honors 15,000 years of Indigenous history on this territory
  • An on-site health centre with a multi-disciplinary team offering medical, therapeutic, dental, and other wellness services
  • Full-service athletic facility with state-of-the-art equipment and instructor-led classes offered at a discounted rate
  • A dedicated pollinator-friendly rooftop garden that contains a variety of plants that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators native to Ontario. The pollinator garden supports local food production, and a diverse healthy plant population. It also creates teaching and learning opportunities that engage our students and community members
  • On-campus community garden where individuals, College departments and student groups are provided garden space to grow fruits and vegetables for personal consumption. A portion of the produce from the community garden is also donated to local food banks and other non-profit partners
  • The newly renovated McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is a prime space for professional and amateur performing artists
  • Mohawk College's Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades features top technology and professional facilities, including the Sustainable Research Centre which supports real-world training on living labs
  • Longstanding Mohawk-McMaster partnership at Mohawk College’s Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) campus which feature modern, hi-tech laboratories
  • Beautiful walking paths, and seating areas throughout campuses
  • A bicycle loan program
  • Designated parking for electric vehicles and carpool for a discounted rate
  • All Mohawk College campuses are smoke-free
The community garden
Mohawk College's library terrace
Mohawk College Hoop Dance

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

As a College community, we strive to be fair and inclusive in all our interactions, practices, and processes. We make every effort to preserve the sense of dignity and belonging of all our diverse members, knowing that this is integral to our collective work experience and well-being.

Mohawk College strives to attract and retain the most qualified and diverse individuals to ensure the attainment of its strategic priorities and aims to support existing employees to reach career goals and maximize potential. Accordingly, the College aims through its recruitment and selection practices to ensure its workforce reflects the diversity of the community it serves.

Read more about our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion plan (PDF)

Truth and Reconciliation

Our commitments to advance Truth and Reconciliation include a strategic focus on meaningfully advancing Truth and Reconciliation. Guided by the Indigenous Education Council and with the support of Indigenous communities, we will be trusted as a committed leader and true partner in advancing Truth and Reconciliation.

The Human Resources People Strategy has been strategically aligned to the College’s commitment as well by incorporating a pillar that focuses on embedding Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing to meaningfully advance truth and reconciliation in all of the College’s HR and people practices, policies, programs and procedures. Led by the Centre for Indigenous Relations, Knowledge and Learning (CIRKL) and Indigenous Student Services (ISS) and supported by all College community members to ensure a sustainable focus on building and maintaining strong relationships and engagement with Indigenous Peoples and communities, present and future.

Learn More About Our Strategic Plan

Contact Human Resources

Work Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For general inquiries: 905-575-2047

For general inquiries: askhr [at] (askhr[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
For job-related inquiries: recruit [at] (recruit[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

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