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

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016):

  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, Cameco offers retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Cameco invests in education for all generations, offering 40 annual scholarships for children of employees who pursue post-secondary studies in Canada, the United States or Australia (up to $2,500 per child)
  • Employees working at Cameco's main location can keep fit by taking advantage of the onsite fitness facility which features free membership, shower facilities and instructor-led classes such as yoga
Cameco employees in tunnels at Cigar Lake, Saskatchewan

Employer Background

Industry Uranium Mining
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Part-time employees in Canada 84
Full-time employees worldwide 3,279
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.1%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.8
Longest serving employee 41 years

Physical Workplace B

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office consists of 3 inter-connected buildings, an operations centre and 3 satellite offices across the city, workplace features a training centre with dedicated computer facility and two large training rooms (50 to 200 people can be accommodated), a visitor centre with workstations and meeting space for visiting employees, telecommuters and consultants, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, wifi (for personal use and work), newer facilities generally have large screen televisions available for individual and group viewing
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, core-strength), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, elliptical machines, inversion table, television
Other nearby amenities Kinsmen Arena, Gordon Howe Ball Park, Clarence Downey Skating Oval, fitness club, Victoria Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Confederation Park Mall, Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Social Club (Saskatchewan), Employee Recreation Association (Port Hope, Ontario)
Recent social events family skating party in celebration of Family Day, Christmas holiday luncheon, evening Christmas party and a separate event for employee's children, annual summer pancake breakfast (served by senior managers) and a number of other social events hosted at other company locations
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications annual CEO site tours, which allow employees to meet with the company's CEO in a casual setting

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Cameco has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits employees are eligible for a matching RSP plan or defined contribution pension plan, depending on their position

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Cameco has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information Best Doctors (available to immediate family members as well)
Family-friendly benefits note Cameco has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $2,400 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information 40 annual scholarships for children of employees who pursue post-secondary studies in Canada, the USA or Australia (to $2,500 each)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note Cameco 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
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off
Company paid days off employees receive 4 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information depending on their location and level, some employees start with 2, 4 or 5 weeks of paid vacation allowance, personal days off also vary by employee group, from 0 to 4 days each year

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, group performance recognition, top performing and long serving, management level employees may have the opportunity participate in the company's share option program
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
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 leadership development programs, career transition program (encourages high performing employees to pursue mining and related studies), onsite Learning Centres at mine sites with courses that range from tutorial assistance for apprenticeship candidates to General Education Development (GED) test preparation, short-term education leave of up to 2 days per month, an extended paid education leave of up to 35 days per year (with pay and benefits), tuition maximum for job-related courses is unlimited

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
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 2,054 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 568 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way (set a contribution record for the province with over $1 million raised through fundraising and matching company donations), Canadian Red Cross, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (the Touchdown for Dreams program, hosted in partnership with the Saskatchewan Roughriders), Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation (raised over $225K through the Cameco Cares Concert Series), Saskatchewan Hockey Asssociation
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Cameco's charitable program is based on four pillars, including youth, health and wellness, education and literacy and community development. As part of its program, Cameco launched the Touchdown for Dreams project in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, which grants a wish each year to 10 women with a life-threatening diagnosis of cancer. The company and its employees have raised funds for the purchase of a mobile cancer prevention/screening unit (that travels to communities in northern Saskatchewan), worked on a home and yard renovation project, and even answered one woman's dream of owning a convertible Ford Mustang.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Each year, Cameco sends 2 to 5 employees to the annual World Nuclear University Summer Institute, a 6-week leadership development program that hosts over 80 participants in the nuclear industry from around the world
  • Cameco established a trades apprenticeship program which includes mentoring, on-the-job training, and financial support for tuition and living and travel expenses -- in addition, the company maintains an EIT program to support the professional development of metallurgical and mine engineering new graduates as well as a similar program for junior mine, exploration and mineral resources geologists
  • Cameco's corporate office is a designated Chartered Accountant Training Office, allowing students who are pursuing their accounting designation to article at the company and rotate through finance, audit, and tax roles
Cameco Cigar Lake employees logging high-grade uranium core samples

Highlights

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,030
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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 manages a chapter of North American Young Generation in Nuclear, a group that provides development opportunities for young professionals in nuclear science and technology -- with over 60 members, Cameco's chapter hosted lunch and learn events, professional development workshops and networking events in the past year

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Cameco's Northern Affairs office maintains a dedicated team that focuses specifically on workforce development for residents from northern Saskatchewan (RSN) and consults with Aboriginal leadership, schools and community members on how to create employment opportunities -- also manages a career planning program for high potential Aboriginal RSN employees, in partnership with the Northern Career Quest Mining Project
  • Cameco employs Aboriginal Elders at their northern sites to ensure that employees and contractors have a dedicated resource person onsite who is familiar with Aboriginal culture and language
  • Cameco partnered with the Mining Industry Human Resource Council and "Women in Mining" for a research project to increase company and industry knowledge on barriers faced by women in mining
Cameco employee

Highlights

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,030
Workforce representation female employees (22.2 %), female managers (13.3 %), visible minority employees (4.4 %), visible minority managers (4.4 %), Aboriginal employees (23.4 %), Aboriginal managers (4 %)
Diversity programs for women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples
Formal commitment diversity committee, which recently engaged in a review of its terms of reference and discussion of how diversity is aligned with Cameco's values and business objectives
Unique diversity initiatives scholarships for Aboriginal and RSN students
Diversity community partnerships Interprovincial Association on Native Employment, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (networking and work placements for new Canadians), Mississauga First Nations (apprenticeship opportunities), Saskatoon Open Door Society (networking and work placements for new Canadians), Equitek (diverse candidate sourcing), Aboriginal Inclusion Network (diverse candidate sourcing)

The Career Directory

Cameco Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Cameco employees in Cigar Lake tunnels

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Part-time employees in Canada 84
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads Cameco manages Engineer-in-Training and Geologist-in Training programs to support the professional development of recent grads and also sends employees to the World Nuclear University Summer Institute program on an annual basis. Additionally, the company offers a scholarship program Cameco offers a scholarship program.
Typical new grad positions Junior Engineer, Junior Metallurgist, Junior Geologist, Geophysicist I, Analyst I, Specialist I, Junior Radiation Technician, Junior Environmental Technician, Instrumentation Technologist, Powerhouse Operator I, Junior Chemical Technician, Junior Mine Technician, Administrative Assistant
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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