Gildan Activewear Inc.
Gildan Activewear HR employees in the company's head office

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

Here are some of the reasons why Gildan Activewear Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016):

  • Gildan Activewear offers great financial benefits including year-end bonuses for all, referral bonuses of up to $2,000 and a share purchase plan, available to all employees
  • Gildan Activewear provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 90% of salary for 18 weeks)
  • Gildan Activewear is an active member of the community, focusing on initiatives that support youth academic success and disaster relief in nearby communities -- the company also encourages employee volunteerism by matching donations to the charities where employees volunteer their time ($15 for every hour volunteered to a maximum of $1,000 per employee)
Gildan Activewear employees taking part in the Splash & Dash fundraiser for the Montreal 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 589
Average age of employees in Canada 43.4
Longest serving employee 25.2 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

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