Goldcorp Inc.
Goldcorp employees working underground at the company's Musselwhite Mine

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

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

  • Goldcorp continues to grow and expand its operations, adding over 300 employees in Canada in the past year and employing more than 18,000 people worldwide
  • 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 three years
  • In the past year, Goldcorp provided over $62 million in community contributions through 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 to initiatives that support education, health, local services such as water supply and power, and roads
Goldcorp employee at the new Eleonore Mine in James Bay, Canada
Goldcorp's chairman presenting six gold bars to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Goldcorp employees at the new Eleonore mine in James Bay, Canada

Employer Background

Industry Gold Mining
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 3,151
Full-time employees worldwide 10,652
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 41.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Goldcorp's head office occupies five floors of the 35-storey Park Place office tower, easy walking distance to Skytrain station, onsite fitness facility (shared use), lunch provided daily to staff (delivered by local catering companies), telecommuter workstations, nap room, self-serve lunchroom
Snacks available fruit
Other nearby amenities YWCA, Coal Harbour Community Centre, fitness club, Stanley Park, Nelson Park, Seawall, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Recent social events Christmas parties for employees and children, Snow Shoe Fondue on Grouse Mountain, Power to Be Challenge
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
Other in-house communications townhall meetings

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
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

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

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
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), some employees may receive subsidies for in vitro fertilization (IVF) as well as a fitness club subsidy
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly information maternity and parental leave top-up payments vary depending on employee group, some employees receive flexible work hours, telecommuting option and shortened work weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Additional time-off information some employees receive three weeks of starting vacation allowance

Employee Engagement & Performance

Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition complimentary tickets to arts and cultural events, access to the company's box seats at
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development

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

Community Involvement

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 four core categories: health, education, community development and infrastructure, arts and culture. In 2014, Goldcorp paid $62 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 to initiatives that support education, health, local services such as water supply and power, and roads.

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
Full-time employees in Canada 3,151
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 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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