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Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Canadian Tire hosts a hockey game on the Rideau Canal each year to raise funds for its Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Canadian Tire invests in employees for the longer term with generous tuition subsidies to $2K for courses taken at outside institutions, in-house apprenticeship and mentoring programs and a variety of in-house and online training options -- and even encourages children of employees to pursue post-secondary education with generous academic scholarships, up to $10,000 per child over the course of 4 years
  • Canadian Tire offers a number of communication and feedback tools to keep employees informed and capture their feedback, from "The Torch" newsletter and aptly named "inTIREnet" intranet to the "HotiDEAS" online feedback forum that provides employees with an opportunity to pitch their best ideas directly to senior leadership
Canadian Tire employees volunteering in the Pathstone Mental Health garden in Welland, Ontario
Canadian Tire employees enjoyed an office curling event as part of the company's Olympic celebrations
Canadian Tire employees previewing the latest tools at a 'Tested for Life in Canada' event

Employer Background

Industry Retail
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 85,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.88%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office consists of four towers located in Toronto's vibrant Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, which offers convenient access to an underground mall and the subway system (the company's FGL Sports' subsidiary offices in Calgary and Laval feature onsite fitness centres with instructor-led classes), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis, television viewing stations with bean bag chairs on every floor (used for major sporting events)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, subsidized meals, cafeteria was recently renovated and named "Sandy's" (after Sandy McTire who is the fellow on Canadian Tire money)
Other nearby amenities North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, fitness club, Eglington Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Canadian Tire Staff Association, in operation for over 30 years
Recent social events bi-annual "Pin Party" gala to celebrate long-serving employees, annual ski-day in March, annual "Jumpstart Day" fundraiser party, winter family skating day at the ACC in Toronto, regular viewing of major sporting events, such as the World Cup, and a variety of employee sports teams, from hockey to baseball to a dragon boat racing
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications Skip a Level meetings, The Podium (speaker series), town hall meetings, HotiDEAS (online suggestion program)

Financial Benefits & Compensation

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
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $750) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits significant discounts on merchandise from retail stores as well as a special discount on services through the company's Home Service program, preferred rates on Options Mastercard

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 15 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, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), discounted Goodlife fitness memberships, including three additional family memberships
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $10,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Self-funded/deferred salary leave yes
Additional time-off information depending on their position, some employees start at two weeks of paid vacation allowance, duration of unpaid and self-funded leaves of absence are determined on an individual basis

Employee Engagement & Performance

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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), High5 recognition (recipients can use reward points for merchandise or donate to charity), Customers For Life (CFL) awards, Marketing Award of Excellence, President's Award for Outstanding Leadership
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development

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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year

Community Involvement

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 57,000 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army, and a number of local food banks, children and family centres, women's shelters, hockey and sports teams, festivals and hospitals in town's and cities across Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company's national charity, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, helps financially disadvantaged families enroll their children in sports and recreational activities. Canadian Tire is also a founding member of ACTIVE AT SCHOOL, a group of over 60 organizations working to encourage Canadian youth and children to engage in physical activity one hour a day, before, during, or after school.

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

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

  • Students working at Canadian Tire can volunteer on the Student Social Committee and plan recreational activities for the organization's co-op and summer students, such as trampoline dodgeball, a Retail City educational trip, a tour of the distribution centre and a "ROM open" student event, to name a few
  • Canadian Tire manages a Forecasting & Replenishment New Graduate Program that involves three weeks of education and training to provide exposure to supply chain and merchandising practices
  • In addition, Canadian Tire offers a Marketing Rotational Program that features three 8-month rotations in areas such as advertising and brand strategy, marketing promotions and planning, digital marketing and social media, and customer loyalty and direct marketing
Canadian Tire employees enjoying a game of table hockey during the company's Olympics celebrations


Industry Retail
Full-time employees in Canada 85,000
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 12-month Next Generation Talent Rotational Program for aspiring IT professionals, rotational Finance Associate Analyst Program, Supply Chain Analyst Program, "Emerging Marketers Conversation" with the Chief Operating Officer

The Career Directory

Canadian Tire Corporation Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Canadian Tire employees enjoying a Friday Soccer event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Retail
Parent company Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 85,000
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
Typical new grad positions Category Implementation Specialist, Supply Chain Analyst, Financial Associate Analyst, Business Analyst, Marketing Coordinator, IT Specialist, Pricing Analyst
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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