The world of work is changing – across industries, throughout Canada and around the world – and so is Ubisoft Toronto. As part of a Canada-wide initiative, the studio has announced several new policies, offering all employees a more balanced approach to their personal and professional lives.
These changes reinforce the studio’s commitment to employees and their mental and physical health, and include:
- Universal Vacation Time: Six weeks of vacation for all Ubisoft employees in Canada.
- Hybrid & Flexible Work: Employees have the option of working from home or the office.
- Enhanced Parental Leave Program: More support following the arrival of a child, with employees receiving 75% of their full salary.
- Part-time Work Opportunities: Making more time for employees and their passions.
- Right to Disconnect: When the work day is over, it’s over.
Hybrid work has allowed employees to better reconcile work and their personal lives. Together with the adoption of a right to disconnect philosophy, the new hybrid work policy will allow for the best of both worlds – encouraging collaboration and productivity with improved flexibility.
“We’re listening to our people and challenging ourselves to do better. That’s why we’re making these changes now.” Travis McGill, Ubisoft Toronto’s recently appointed HR Director. “To continue to build strong teams and develop even better games, we need create a culture that encourages openness, innovation and creativity. That starts by offering employees a more balanced approach to their personal and professional lives, and additional flexibility in how they manage their work lives.”
Ubisoft Toronto is also introducing access to part-time work opportunities, allowing employees to pursue personal projects, go back to school or care for their families, in addition to an enhanced parental leave program and six weeks of vacation for all employees.
Ongoing change at Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft and Ubisoft Toronto have made significant and meaningful changes over the last year. As the world of work continues to evolve, both global and studio leadership teams are committed to creating a flexible workplace environment, rooted in healthy, happy and productive teams.
While these changes are another stake in the ground for Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft in Canada, demonstrating the studio’s commitment to improving the work lives of employees and creating a sustainable place to work over the long term, this is just the start.
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