Gildan Activewear Inc.
Gildan Activewear employees collaborating at the corporate head office

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Gildan Activewear Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2017):

  • Gildan Activewear is an active member of the community, focusing on initiatives that support youth academic success and humanitarian aid in nearby communities -- the company also encourages employee volunteerism, matching donations to charities where employees volunteer their time ($15 for every hour volunteered to a maximum of $1,000 per employee)
  • Gildan Activewear provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 90% of salary for 18 weeks) and offers a variety of alternative working arrangements for when they return
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Gildan Activewear offers up to 4 paid days off during the winter holiday season
Gildan Activewear employees participating in 'Splash and Dash' fundraiser for Montréal Children's Hospital


Industry Apparel Manufacturing and Distribution
Established in Canada 1984
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 603
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 26.28 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 85% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

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