The Benefits of a Career at the Canals

Why You Should Join the New York State Canal Corporation

Seasonal Job Benefits

Seasonal Jobs offer:

  • On-the-Job Training
  • Entry Level Skills for Maritime, Engineering, Machine Shop & Other Careers
  • Time Toward a NYS Pension
  • Great for Retirees Looking to Stay Active

Positions available throughout New York State including Fort Edward, Waterford, Fonda, Utica, Lysander, Lyons, Pittsford, Albion and Lockport.

Permanent Job Benefits

The New York State Canal Corporation offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
  • Nine (9) paid holidays annually
  • Four (4) paid floating holidays annually
  • Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
  • Earn five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
  • Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually
Health Benefits
  • Participation in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and access to their variety of affordable health insurance options
  • Pre-Tax contribution program
  • Dental and Vision benefits at no additional cost
  • Opt-Out incentive program
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
Additional Benefits
  • Representation and access to their benefits, including a tuition benefits program that provides financial assistance to permanent, full-time employees providing a payment of 90% of tuition, up to 15 credit hours annually, for satisfactorily completed (i.e., passing) courses.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development and promotional opportunities
  • Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP)
  • Qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
  • NYS Deferred Compensation
  • And many more…