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Agrium Inc.
Agrium mining employees review a project list at the company's potash mine in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Agrium Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • As part of the company's 12-month health and wellness pilot program, Agrium recently opened a dedicated Wellness Centre at its head office, offering fitness classes and opportunities to consult with a registered dietician
  • Agrium provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers of up to 100% of salary for up to 8 weeks, depending on their position
  • In addition to helping employees save for the longer term, Agrium offers retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for employees approaching retirement and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
Agrium's CEO Chuck Magro addressing the audience at the company's annual general meeting

Highlights

Industry Agriculture Products and Fertilizer Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1931
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Redwater AB
Full-time employees in Canada 3,440
Part-time employees in Canada 79
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 60 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Agrium Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Recent engineering grads can gain professional experience through Agrium's rotational 4-year Engineer-in-Training program, which includes mentoring from an experienced engineer and exposure to a variety of disciplines such as chemical, mechanical, process control, electrical, mining and mineral processing engineering
  • Agrium offers a Marketers-in-Training program to help new grads combine their university or college knowledge with on-the-job training -- the program ranges between 2 to 4 years and features rotations in sales, marketing and logistics under the guidance of a personal mentor
  • Agrium manages apprenticeships and skilled trades programs for instrumentation technicians, millwrights, steamfitters/pipefitters, heavy duty mechanics, industrial mechanics and welders -- the company pays for 8 to 9 weeks of training annually for a duration of 3 to 4 years with employees receiving full pay while they complete their training
Agrium employees sharing team spirit at a curling event for the Calgary Corporate Challenge

Highlights

Industry Agriculture Products and Fertilizer Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Redwater AB
Full-time employees in Canada 3,440
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Young Professionals Network, to help employees in the early stages of their career connect through events and workshops (which may feature senior leaders)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Agrium Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • The company operates the Agrium Women's Inclusion Network, an in-house initiative that provides female employees with opportunities to participate in professional development workshops and events such as lunch and learn sessions and speed networking -- additionally, the network maintains multiple chapters across the country and offers leadership and volunteer positions to engage employees
  • Agrium recently piloted a Women's Leadership Development program to cultivate high potential female candidates for senior management positions -- participants are matched with a mentor as well as a group of potential sponsors from the senior leadership team -- the company also maintains a dedicated mentorship program for women and has created over 200 mentoring relationships
Heini Oguike, compliance coordinator, is the co-lead at her Agrium Women's Inclusion Network chapter
"Being involved in the Agrium Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) has opened doors to new networks and provided opportunities to take on step-up projects. Both have had tremendous impact on my career growth." Heini Oguike, Compliance Coordinator and WIN Chapter Co-Lead

Highlights

Industry Agriculture Products and Fertilizer Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Redwater AB
Full-time employees in Canada 3,440
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Formal commitment maintains an inclusive workplace policy
Employee resource groups Young Professionals Network, Women's Inclusion Network
Diversity highlights Women's Leadership Development program, mentorship program for female employees, bursaries for female and Aboriginal students
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst, Canadian Women's Foundation, Women's Executive Network, Women in Agribusiness, Immigrant Services Calgary, Women in Need Society

The Career Directory

Agrium Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Agrium mining employee working at the potash mine in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Agriculture Products and Fertilizer Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Redwater AB
Full-time employees in Canada 3,440
Part-time employees in Canada 79
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Typical new grad positions Analyst I, Engineer-in-Training
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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