Cargill Limited
Cargill employee cultivating soybeans in one of the company's fields

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Cargill Limited was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2016):

  • Cargill Limited provides maternity leave top-up payments to new moms (to 100% of salary for up to 6 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- the company also helps employees balance their work and personal lives with a variety of alternative work arrangements, including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work week options, telecommuting and a formal earned days off program
  • As part of Cargill Limited's health benefits plan, employees receive a health spending account of up to $1,000 per year that can be used to cover a variety of additional wellness-related expenses, including gym membership, fitness equipment, nutrition classes and sportswear
  • Cargill Limited encourages employees to be active in their community, providing up to three days of paid time off to volunteer with their chosen charitable organizations as well as a generous matching charitable donations program, donating up to five times the amount of each employee contribution
Cargill employee working at one of the company's grain elevators
Cargill employee

Highlights

Industry Food and Agricultural Products
Established in Canada 1928
Parent company Cargill Incorporated
Parent company head office Wayzata, MN, USA
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, Camrose AB, High River AB, Calgary AB, London ON, Chambly QC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,741
Part-time employees in Canada 298
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 45 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 18 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

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

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

  • Cargill offers a variety of in-house training opportunities including a high performance leadership academy and an online university called "Cargill Nourishing U"
  • AgHorizons, a division of Cargill, manages a summer student tuition bonus program to provide students with financial support in exchange for a commitment of employment for a summer term or full-time upon graduation
  • Cargill interns can participate in a 1-day job-shadowing opportunity with the business unit of their choosing
Cargill employee
Cargill employees exercising at the company's on-site fitness facility

Highlights

Industry Food and Agricultural Products
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, Camrose AB, High River AB, Calgary AB, London ON, Chambly QC
Full-time employees in Canada summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum 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 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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

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

  • Cargill's Canadian office maintains a diversity and inclusion committee, which includes sub-groups for persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT employees, visible minorities and women -- sub-groups are responsible for creating and implementing initiatives related to their respective area of focus
  • Cargill employees can participate in "Mentor Up", a reverse mentoring program to help senior leaders increase their understanding of various dimensions of diversity, such as gender and ethnicity
  • To keep employees up to date, Cargill publishes an employment equity newsletter called "Everyone Counts" and a monthly newsletter, which highlights various diverse groups throughout the year -- employees also have access to a variety of online diversity training modules through a dedicated intranet website on topics such as the generational workforce, stereotypes, and diversity action plan training workshops for business or function leadership teams that are interested in customizing diversity plans to fit their current business realities
Cargill agronomist conducting field research in Manitoba
Cargill employee at one of the company's grain elevators
Cargill employee working at the company's grain elevator in Elm Creek, Manitoba

Highlights

Industry Food and Agricultural Products
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, Camrose AB, High River AB, Calgary AB, London ON, Chambly QC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,741
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Employee resource groups RENEW women's network, LGBT network, Ebony Council (Black/African-American employees)
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion committee, which includes sub-groups for persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT employees, visible minorities and women, employment equity committee
Unique diversity initiatives internal employment equity champion award program, Mentor Up (reverse mentoring for senior leaders), monthly inclusion and diversity newsletter
Diversity community partnerships Reaching E-Quality Employment Services, Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Interprovincial Association on Native Employment

The Career Directory

Cargill Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Food and Agricultural Products
Parent company Cargill Incorporated
Parent company head office Wayzata, MN, USA
Major Canadian hiring locations Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, Camrose AB, High River AB, Calgary AB, London ON, Chambly QC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,741
Part-time employees in Canada 298
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 co-op work term students are hired for Accounting, Information Technology and Agriculture positions
Typical new grad positions Cargill Management Orientee (Trainee), Cargill Management Associate, Representative, Animal Nutrition Administrative Manager Trainee, Trainee, Operations Management Trainee, Sales Trainee, Agronomist in Training, Engineering Trainee, Quality Assurance Trainee, Information Technology Associate, Accounting Technician, Accounting Analyst
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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