Government of New Brunswick

Be part of an organization that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Competitive pay and benefits

  • Our pay and benefits are competitive compared with other jurisdictions in Atlantic Canada, and are favorable when considering the cost of living in New Brunswick.

Performance-based merit increases

  • Employees may be eligible for annual merit increases, based on their performance evaluations.

75% employer-paid health benefits

  • Health benefits help employees and their families pay for the cost of eligible prescription drugs, and medical expenses including out-of- province travel health coverage.

50% employer-paid dental benefits

  • Benefits help employees and their families pay for the cost of eligible dental expenses.

Minimum of three weeks paid vacation

  • Employees receive three weeks of paid vacation, increasing to four weeks of after eight years of work, and five weeks vacation after 20 years of work.
  • Employees also have the option of purchasing an additional two months vacation each year.
  • All employees receive 11 paid holidays.

Flexible personal leave

  • Personal leave policies enable employees to lead a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.

Maternity and adoption leave at 75% of your salary

  • We support families by providing a salary top up for a maximum of 17 weeks following a birth or adoption.  Spouses and partners receive parental leave of up to five days.

100% employer-paid Employee and Family Assistance Program

  • Employees receive counselling and support to help deal with personal or work-related challenges.

Extensive life, accident, critical illness, and disability benefits

  • Employees receive 100% employer-paid Basic Life and Accident Insurance at one times/salary.
  • Long Term Disability Benefits are paid by the employee to ensure a tax free benefit in the event of a prolonged disability due to illness or injury.
  • Voluntary Life and Accident Insurance is available for employees and their families at low group rates.
  • Critical Illness Benefit provides a lump sum benefit for employees who suffer a major illness such as heart attack, stroke or cancer.

Three weeks of paid short-term sick leave per year

  • Short-term sick leave benefits are 100% employer paid.  They accumulate at a rate of 1.25 days per month, and are carried over from year to year.

Retirement income based on your salary and years of service

  • A Voluntary Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan is available to help employees build additional retirement income.
  • Employees receive free retirement planning seminars to help them understand how much they need to save today to ensure a financially secure retirement.