EllisDon Corporation
EllisDon employees showing their support for The Heart & Stroke Foundation

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

Here are some of the reasons why EllisDon Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Ten Best Companies to Work For (2016), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • A familiar name in commercial construction, EllisDon boasts an incredible resume of completed and ongoing projects and continues to build and expand across the country, adding over 200 positions in the past year
  • EllisDon cultivates an ownership mentality through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the company's success with profit-sharing
  • EllisDon provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for up to 8 weeks)
EllisDon employees wore pink hats to raise awareness against bullying

Employer Background

Industry Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,721
Full-time employees worldwide 1,773
Workforce engaged on a contract basis .8%
Average age of employees in Canada 39
Longest serving employee 53 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office campus includes a 5-storey main office tower as well as a warehouse, a manufacturing facility, a utilities building, a flex-office building and a unique Amenities Building that includes a 200 seat auditorium, a full-service cafeteria and a fully-equipped fitness centre with gymnasium, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, table tennis
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, shared use facility, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (spin class, kick boxing, yoga), rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, soccer field, basketball and tennis courts
Other nearby amenities One Health Club, Mississauga Valley Community Centre, fitness club, Applewood Park, Etobicoke Valley Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, walking and biking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Recent social events annual hockey tournament between office locations, team lunches, office holiday parties at Christmas (as well as children's Christmas parties), tickets to sporting events, annual golf tournament
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A+

Financial benefits note EllisDon 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
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
Additional financial benefits discounted accommodation packages for employees, friends and family at the company-owned Windjammer Landing Resort in St. Lucia

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note EllisDon 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
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $200 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note EllisDon 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 6 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 1 day off

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

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 peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives 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 $1,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs EllisDon University (or EDU), with a variety of courses and programs, ranging from financial management to conflict resolution to Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certifications, partnership with the Construction Institute of Canada (CIC) to provide additional online training programs

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 70 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Mustard Seeds Work Boot Program, Habitat for Humanity, London Children's Aid Society, Pink Hard-Hats for Bullying (on anti-bullying day), Students Offering Support (laptops for schools in Guatamala), Prostate Cancer Canada's Step-Up Challenge (employees raised over $50K last year)
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight To encourage employee philanthropy, the company has a matching grant program through which the company matches employee charitable donations (up to $1,000) each year. The company also encourages employees to volunteer their time, donating $1,000 to charities where employees volunteer at least 25 hours in any given year.

The Career Directory

EllisDon Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
EllisDon employees participating in a United Way dodgeball fundraiser

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,721
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 Field Engineer, Project Coordinator, Junior Estimator, Virtual Design Coordinator, Mechanical and Electrical Coordinator
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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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