Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Home Depot Canada employees work together at a retail store   (Photo credit: Andreas Trauttmansdorff)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Home Depot Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the fruits of their labour with profit-sharing
  • Home Depot Canada supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to $5,000), subsidies for professional accreditation and a variety of in-house and online training programs
  • Home Depot Canada is an active member of the community, donating approximately 65,000 volunteer hours in the past year -- the organization's current charitable focus is addressing youth homelessness in Canada through partnerships with related community organizations
Home Depot Canada employees volunteer at a youth shelter in Edmonton, Alberta

Highlights

Industry Retail
Established in Canada 1996
Publicly traded yes
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 13,790
Part-time employees in Canada 16,471
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6
Longest serving employee 30 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
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 1 month
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • In the past year, Home Depot Canada joined the federally funded project "Ready, Willing and Able", a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) and member organizations to hire persons with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Home Depot Canada fosters an environment of inclusion for persons with disabilities and is currently in the process of installing adjustable work desks and elevators at office locations across Canada -- the company also maintains an action committee to work on implementing necessary measures to ensure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Home Depot Canada created the "Women in Leadership" (WIL) initiative to improve career opportunities for female employees and has hosted over eighty WIL events since 2010 -- WIL events are open to retail employees as well as senior leaders and provide opportunities for peers to network and develop their communication, leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
Home Depot of Canada employees volunteered their painting expertise at the Youth Empowerment and Support Services centre in Edmonton, Alberta   (Photo credit: Tony Hicks)

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 12,000
Workforce representation female employees (40.8 %), female managers (37 %), visible minority employees (16.9 %), visible minority managers (13.6 %), Aboriginal employees (5 %), Aboriginal managers (4.3 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, newcomers, mature workers
Employee resource groups Orange Ability (persons with disabilities, 50 members), Orange Mosaic (multicultural employees, 250 members), Orange Pride (LGBT, 50 members), Orange Women's Network (300 members)
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion leadership council (chaired by the VP of HR, meets on quarterly basis)
Unique diversity initiatives Women in Leadership (improve career opportunities for female employees), training on unconscious bias during the hiring process
Diversity community partnerships individual stores and distribution centres partner with a number of community organizations including, Chrysalis Society (persons with disabilities), DeafBlind Ontario, March of Dimes (persons with disabilities), YMCA, Tri City Mental Health, COSTI Immigrant Services (new Canadians), Microskills (older employees), the Older Workers Forum (older employees), Job Opportunity Information Network (recruitment fair for persons with disabilities), Pride at Work Canada (LGBT)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Home Depot of Canada recently hosted the Home Depot Eco Challenge Contest to gather ideas on how to green individual stores -- with over $2,700 in prizes, employees are invited to share their thoughts in writing or through a short video
  • Home Depot of Canada maintains a longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity, donating over $7.7 million in products that cannot be resold to the organization's ReStore outlets
  • Home Depot Canada's familiar "Eco Options" product line includes over 2,400 products across nearly all categories -- designated products have easily communicated environmental benefits over similar product choices
  • In addition to energy consumption reduction initiatives at each store, Home Depot of Canada installed rooftop solar arrays at 33 locations with plans to expand to an additional 50 stores that have been identified as good options for solar installations
Home Depot of Canada's President hosted a garden centre segment on the company's monthly Canadian Division Show

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 12,000
Employee green team informal "sustainability champions" help lead programs at store locations across the country
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, HR, Communications & Sustainability, and maintains a sustainability committee comprised of senior manager and director-level personnel that meet quarterly
Unique green initiatives Eco Options brand of products (over 2,400 products, ranging from FSC certified lumber to water saving fixtures to zero VOC paints to affordable LED lightbulbs)
In-house waste reduction and recycling shrink-wrap, wooden pallets, scrap wood, metal, hazardous materials (ie. paint, fertilizers), batteries (work with the Packaging Consortium to help reduce waste being sent from suppliers), and recently newly labelled waste and recycling bins at stores across the country
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Habitat for Humanity (donates returned and refurbished materials and products to the organization's "ReStore" outlets -- over $7.7 million in products has been donated, and diverted from landfill), works with various local and provincial utility companies to provide valuable rebates when purchasing energy savings products (numerous campaigns have been hosted to help offset the costs of green purchases such as LED light bulbs)
Other location LEED Unknown
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, three store locations are LEED certified and the newest distribution centre building features underground rain cisterns, insulated white roof, high efficiency HVAC systems, low VOC paints, adhesives and carpeting, water conservation systems and native plant landscaping, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Home Depot Canada maintains an active presence on campus, partnering with over 100 colleges, universities and trade schools across Canada in order to reach out to the next generation -- additionally, the company offers internships and co-op placements, primarily for engineering and business students
  • Home Depot Canada recognizes exceptional performance through a number of internal awards including the Homer Award, for employees who go above and beyond the call of duty, and the "Orange-Blooded" award for non-retail employees
Home Depot Canada employees at the corporate head office in Toronto, Ontario   (Photo credit: Andreas Trauttmansdorff)

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 13,790
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives HR Passport Program to provide employees with an overview of the organization

The Career Directory

Home Depot of Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Home Depot of Canada employees in the associate lounge

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Retail
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, USA
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 12,000
Part-time employees in Canada 16,340
Student opportunities 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Analyst (Inventory, Supply Chain, Engineering), Coordinator, Specialist, Store Associate
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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