Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd.
Gordon Food Service Canada employees collaborating in the kitchen   (Photo credit: Terzes Photography)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • Gordon Food Service Canada lets everyone share in the company's success through profit-sharing and offers referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit candidates from their personal networks (ranging from $500 to $2,500 per successful hire)
  • Gordon Food Service Canada supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to $1,500) and also encourages the next generation to continue their education through an academic scholarship program
  • Employees working at Gordon Food Service Canada's primary location enjoy a number of onsite amenities including a full commercial test kitchen (with a complimentary soup station during the winter months), an employee lounge with television, foosball and table tennis, and free access to an onsite fitness facility
Gordon Food Service Canada order selector working in the company's warehouse

Highlights

Established in Canada 1897
Parent company Gordon Food Sevice
Parent company head office Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Delta BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, Milton ON, Montréal QC, Amherst NS, Québec QC, Windsor ON, Regina SK, Ajax ON, Halifax NS, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,805
Part-time employees in Canada 223
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 47 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Gordon Food Service Canada employee

Highlights for New Grads

Parent company Gordon Food Sevice
Parent company head office Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Delta BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, Milton ON, Montréal QC, Amherst NS, Québec QC, Windsor ON, Regina SK, Ajax ON, Halifax NS, Vancouver BC
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, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads Refrigeration Operator Certificate may be an asset
Typical new grad positions Service Representative, Order Selector, Receiver, Administrative Assistant, Inside Sales Representative, Customer Care Representative, Sales Support Specialist, Supply Chain Analyst, HR Generalist, Custodian
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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