Who We Are
Leaders in Orthotics since 1975
Welcome to Paragon Orthotic Laboratory – Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality prescription orthoses. Since our founding in 1975, we have continued to develop and refine our manufacturing techniques and materials in order to improve the quality of our products and services. Our goal is to make prescribing orthotics a process that flows as smoothly as possible. That’s why we offer technical advice in casting methods, assistance with product selection, help with insurance issues, and we are always immediately available to answer any questions you may have regarding your orders or biomechanical challenges regarding your patients’ orthotics.
Diversity is our greatest asset
We believe that in order to have a superior product, you need superior craftsmen. Although training and experience are fundamental in producing high quality prescription orthotics, there needs to be a commitment from the employer to make this job an appealing career. You simply cannot have high quality orthotics when you have a high employee turnover …or unhappy employees who feel like they’re simply being exploited to maximize profit. So we ensure our employee benefits and wages are not only competitive in our industry, but also the gold standard in wage compensation for their labor.
All jobs in our laboratory are Union jobs with starting wages well above the Provincial and Federal minimum wage. Our full-time, as well as part-time positions all have paid sick days, paid vacation and paid holidays accrued from their point of hire. We offer generous vision and dental in addition to our Group Health insurance plans. Their jobs are secure with recognized Job Security as agreed to by our Collective Agreement. And we give annual wage increases that match the standard Cost of Living Index for our very expensive region. And we make it a point to cross train each employee in at least two other stations so they are not doing the same, repetitive task all day long.
We are also proud to have a special relationship with the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center where we go to first in looking for new employees. We believe in seeking out qualified people who have successfully escaped their turbulent homelands in search of rebuilding a better life for themselves and their families. We believe in the Canadian values of diversity and inclusiveness and as such, our craftsmen speak a myriad of different languages and offer exciting, interesting backgrounds and perspectives that are the result of a multi-cultural workforce.