Goldcorp Inc.
Goldcorp employees reviewing the company's workplace safety manual   (Photo credit: DOUG GIBBONS)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Goldcorp Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Varying by employee group and location, Goldcorp employees receive a variety of excellent benefits, including defined benefit or contribution pension plans, matching RSP contributions, maternity leave top-ups, year-end bonuses, safety incentives, perfect attendance bonus draws, and even access to the company's box seats at the Rogers Centre
  • Goldcorp reaches out to the next generation through paid internship, co-op opportunities and summer student roles, and also manages a graduate development program, which features rotational assignments across the company's operations -- grads are assigned a mentor and are placed into a permanent role after 5 years
  • Goldcorp provided over $27 million in community contributions last year through community investments, donations, sponsorships, trusts, infrastructure investments and collaborative agreements -- and year-over-year the company aims to donate 1% of its profits to initiatives that support education, health, local services such as water supply and power, and roads
Goldcorp employee working at the Cerro Negro mine in Argentina

Employer Background

Industry Gold Mining
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Timmins ON, Thunder Bay ON, Chibougamau QC, Rouyn-Noranda QC, South Porcupine ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Red Lake ON, Balmertown ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,291
Full-time employees worldwide 9,796
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 30.9%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 46 years

Physical Workplace B

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Goldcorp's head office occupies 5 floors of the 35-storey Park Place office tower, (including the top 2 floors with great views of the surrounding city), walls are adorned with original Canadian artwork and professional photography, walking distance to Skytrain station, onsite fitness facility (shared use), lunch provided daily to staff (delivered by local catering companies), self-serve lunchroom
Snacks available shared use facility, treadmills, stationary bikes, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities YWCA, Coal Harbour Community Centre, Steve Nash Sports Club, fitness club, Stanley Park, Nelson Park, Seawall, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Recent social events employee and children's Christmas parties, monthly lunch and learns, annual jeans day, annual global corporate challenge, annual Day of Remembrance (shuts down offices and sites for Remembrance Day ceremonies), a variety of charitable fundraising initiatives during the year
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
Other in-house communications regular townhall meetings

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Goldcorp 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 life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, depending on their group, some employees participate in a defined benefit pension plan or receive matching RSP contributions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note Goldcorp has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 96% of the premiums
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information corporate employees receive subsidies for in-vitro fertilization (to $1,000) as well as a fitness club subsidy
Family-friendly benefits note Goldcorp has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 4 weeks
Additional family-friendly information maternity and parental leave top-up payments vary depending on employee group, corporate employees may take advantage of a variety of alternative work options, including flexible work hours, telecommuting option and shortened work weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B-

Vacation note Goldcorp 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
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Additional time-off information some employees move to 4 weeks of paid vacation after 5 years on the job and one employee group (9.1% of employees) starts with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 4 years of employment

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, at various locations, employee may also receive complimentary tickets to arts and cultural events, access to the company's box seats at the Rogers Arena (corporate), job-safety incentives and prize draws for perfect attendance (up to $10K drawn every six month)
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 48 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs rotational Goldcorp Graduate Development Program, tuition coverage levels vary

Community Involvement B+

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 2 paid days)
Some of the community organizations supported A Bout to Change, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Right to Play, Special Olympics BC, Queen's Health Outreach, Heart and Stroke Foundation
Community highlight Goldcorp's charitable focus includes 4 core categories: health, education, community development and infrastructure, arts and culture. Last year, Goldcorp paid $27 million to community investments, donations, sponsorships, trusts, infrastructure investments and collaborative agreements. Through the company's corporate donation's policy, Goldcorp aims to donate 1% of its profits in keeping with Imagine Canada's guidelines.

The Career Directory

Goldcorp Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Goldcorp employees in the Technical Services department

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Gold Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Timmins ON, Thunder Bay ON, Chibougamau QC, Rouyn-Noranda QC, South Porcupine ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Red Lake ON, Balmertown ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,291
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work perks health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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