3M Canada Company
3M Canada employees catching up at the company's onsite Starbucks café

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why 3M Canada Company was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2016):

  • 3M Canada provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks
  • Through the company's charitable program "3MGives", 3M Canada follows the company's international mission to "improve every life through innovative giving" in the areas of education, community support and the environment -- additionally, 3M Canada encourages employees to get involved in their local communities with paid time off to volunteer
  • 3M Canada's head office (3M Tartan Place) features a fully-equipped fitness facility with free memberships while employees at the London manufacturing facility can take advantage of an impressive park (that employees can book for personal events) that features two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, putting green, tennis court, shower facilities, children's playground and a clubhouse with kitchen and outdoor barbecues
3M Canada employees volunteer for United Way Harvest Lunch

Employer Background

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON, Perth ON, Brockville ON, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Morden MB, Montréal QC, Regina SK, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,740
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Full-time employees worldwide 87,821
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 23.9%
Average age of employees in Canada 46
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking
Workplace features head office (known at 3M Tartan Place) is a 5-storey head office tower that features a recently constructed two-story wing, an employee store, the nearby manufacturing site features an impressive park that employees can book for personal events (features two baseball diamonds, soccer field, putting green, tennis court, playground and a clubhouse with kitchen, showers and outdoor barbecues), telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, television, foosball table, table tennis, magazines and newspapers, vendor space for use by local artisans and merchants, kitchenettes on every floor (featuring single-serve coffee makers and Starbucks coffee)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, boot camp), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainer, television
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Argyle Arena, fitness club, Kiwanis Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, 3 golf courses, close to London's international airport and situated within a 50-acre wooded site that features mature trees and walking trails where foxes, rabbits, squirrels and deer may be spotted

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Employee social committee name 3M Club (est. 1972)
Recent social events special dress-up day (such as favourite hockey sweater), annual holiday party prior to Christmas for employees (and a separate event for employees' children), chocolates for all employees on Valentine's Day, an evening Try Your Luck at the races event, outdoor movie nights in the summer months, a summer family picnic and summer barbeque lunches, an annual employee golf tournament, and a unique Food Truck day with multiple food truck vendors visiting onsite for a subsidized lunch
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 16 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information optional salary income maintenance (up to 26 weeks), executive medical check-up
Family-friendly benefits note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, peer-to-peer recognition program (called We are 3M), sales awards, performance awards for business personnel (Star of the Q) and management employees (Leaders of the Q), annual awards gala for longstanding employees
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs employees enrolled in an executive MBA program may receive a subsidy of up to $25K, educational leaves of absence (up to 2 full school years), a formal Sharing Our Acquired Resources (SOAR) succession planning program to link new employees with those nearing retirement

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,170 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 250 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Let's Talk Science, Learning for a Sustainable Future, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Enactus Canada, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, YMCA Women of Excellence Awards, Pillar Community Innovation Awards, the Grand Theatre, Fanshawe College, Western University, and the United Way of London and Middlesex
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight 3M Canada's charitable program (called 3MGives) is part of the company's international program that follows the mission to "improve every life through innovative giving" in areas of education, community support and the environment. In Canada, the company also enlists employee and customer feedback in the development of its charitable program, supporting a cross-functional team of employees who meet quarterly through the formal Charitable Giving Committee.

The Career Directory

3M Canada Company has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
3M Canada employees prepare for a stairclimb

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON, Perth ON, Brockville ON, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Morden MB, Montréal QC, Regina SK, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,740
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Marketing Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Coordinator, Finance Analyst, Manufacturing Engineer, Supply Chain Analyst, Purchaser, Logistics Analyst, Planner, Technical Service Representative, Sales Representative
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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