Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Ford of Canada employees participating in a charity fundraiser event

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Ford of Canada encourages employees to keep fit through subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and instructor-led classes -- additionally, employees with young children can take advantage of subsidized onsite daycare, operated by a third-party company
  • Along with a hybrid pension that combines features of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, Ford of Canada's unionized hourly employees can participate in the "Ford Auto" purchase program, which offers discounts on employee purchases (up to 4 new Ford vehicles each year)
  • Ford of Canada invests in ongoing employee development through generous tuition subsidies for job-related courses (up to $6,000), in-house apprenticeships and skilled trades programs and a number of in-house and online training options
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends Ford of Canada's announcement of a $500 million investment into R&D in Canada

Employer Background

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1904
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,856
Full-time employees worldwide 199,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 46
Longest serving employee 42 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities free parking
Workplace features walking trails, chiropractor, hairdresser, onsite print shop, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, table tennis, vending machines, meditation room, lounges (Oasis Areas) on each floor
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (Pilates, yoga, spinning, boxfit), rowing machines, shower facilities, nursing room, onsite registered massage therapist
Other nearby amenities Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, fitness club, Joshua Creek, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, sports fields, skating arena

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Recent social events ball hockey tournaments, pancake breakfasts and barbecue, Halloween celebrations (and additional fundraising events), wellness events, long-service celebrations, departmental celebrations from pizza parties to bowling outings
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, unionized hourly employees can participate in the Ford Auto program that offers discounts on employee purchases (up to 4 new Ford vehicles each year), newly hired unionized employees participate in a hybrid pension that combines features of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, salaried employees (approximately 10% of employees) participate in a defined contribution pension plan, have profit-sharing, signing bonuses and year-end bonuses (for some positions)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Ford of Canada 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
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits daycare centre onsite, academic scholarships of up to $1,300 per child
Additional family-friendly information daycare is operated by a third party company and is open to all employees, salaried employees (approximately 10% of employees) may take advantage of a variety of alternative work options, depending on their position

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid summer shutdown employees receive 5 days off during the summer months
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Company paid days off employees receive 4 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Additional time-off information vacation for unionized employees increases incrementally, starting after their second year to 2.2 weeks to 2.8 weeks after 5 years on-the-job, to a maximum of 6 weeks for long serving employees, salaried employees (approximately 10% of employees) move to a maximum of 5 weeks of paid vacation and may take advantage of an unpaid leave of absence option, management employees start with 3 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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 long-service awards, year-end bonus program and stock purchase awards for salaried positions
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

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, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

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, (up to 2 paid days)
Some of the community organizations supported Ford Canada has 3 core corporate charitable initiatives, including the United Way (the company once again received the United Way's Thanks a Million Award last year for its generous contributions), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Free the Children
Community highlight Ford of Canada and its employees support close to 500 additional charitable organizations across the country through the Ford of Canada Volunteer Corps, Drive One 4 UR Community, Drive One 4 UR School and other community programs and sponsorship initiatives.

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Ford of Canada recently achieved zero waste-to-landfill status for all of its manufacturing facilities in Canada, an incredibly challenging feat for even the average homeowner -- the company re-captures everything from cardboard to metal to plastics and paper, and diverts from the landfill (the accomplishment represents the diversion of annual waste created by the equivalent of a community with 5,500 people)
  • Along with its parent company, Ford of Canada developed "Pathway to Sustainability", a long-term initiative to guide the development of alternative fuel vehicles -- the company has already introduced the "Power of Choice" initiative, which allows customers to choose engine technology that suits their needs, from conventional and diesel to hybrid and plug-in hybrid to all electric vehicles -- and continues to research hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technologies
Ford of Canada employee in the company's Volunteer Corps assists at a Tim Hortons camp event

Highlights

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 8,140
Employee green team Unifor/Ford Workplace Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering (est. prior to 1975)
Formal strategy/policy name Global Mobility Through Changing Times
Green highlights formal Climate Change Strategy (encompasses many facets of the business, from greener production facilities to greener automobiles), increased use of recycled content and new sustainable materials in vehicle production, the MyEnergi Lifestyle program (real-time demonstration program to show how families can cut energy costs and reduce emissions by over half with existing technologies), the company's food services is moving to a zero-waste policy, replacing all polystyrene dishes and cutlery with biodegradable materials
Extended recycling wood, plastic, metal, wastewater (sent to treatment plant)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Habitat for Humanity (ReStore), Global Week of Caring (includes many environmentally themed initiatives

The Career Directory

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Ford of Canada employees participating in the Driving Skills for Life program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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