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 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 volunteer at a youth shelter

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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

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

  • Home Depot Canada joined the federally-funded project "Ready, Willing and Able", a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, 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 offices 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 80 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 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
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, HR, Sustainability
Formal commitment maintains a diversity and inclusion leadership council, chaired by the President and VP of HR
Employee resource groups Orange Women's Network (300 members), Orange Ability (persons with disabilities), Orange Mosaic (multicultural employees, 350 members), Orange Pride (LGBT)
Diversity training and awareness training on unconscious bias during the hiring process
Diversity highlights Women in Leadership initiative to improve career opportunities for female employees, sponsors Pride parades across Canada, Orange Pride hosts "Come Out" networking events, Orange Mosaic publishes monthly newsletter to mark cultural holidays and events, is developing a vender and supplier diversity program
Some of the diversity-focused 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), Tri City Mental Health, Pride at Work Canada, COSTI Immigrant Services (new Canadians), the Older Workers Forum (older employees), Métis Nation of Ontario and Campbell River Indian Band

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

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

  • In addition to energy consumption reduction initiatives at each store, Home Depot Canada installed rooftop solar arrays at 49 locations, with each store array generating enough electricity to power approximately 39 homes per year -- impressively, the company exceeded its 20 percent reduction target and reduced CO2 emissions by 30 percent over its 2004 baseline year
  • 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 a variety of products that offer lower environmental impacts (as assessed by third party organizations) -- with over 1,700 products, Eco Options addresses energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home and sustainable forestry practices
Home Depot Canada employees volunteer at a youth shelter in Edmonton, Alberta

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
Employee green team Sustainability Committee, District Environment Captains (lead teams at each store location)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of HR, Communications & Sustainability (oversees a senior-level sustainability team)
Green highlights Eco Options brand of products (offers lower environmental impacts in the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry), The Warehouse (online collaboration tool that lets employees share their sustainability ideas across the company), regular waste and energy use audits, exceeded its 20 percent target and reduced CO2 emissions by 30 percent over its 2004 baseline year
Extended recycling shrink-wrap, wooden pallets, scrap wood, metal, hazardous materials (paint, fertilizers etc.), batteries (works with the Packaging Consortium to reduce waste being sent from suppliers), labelled waste and recycling bins at stores across the country (invested over $500,000 in the new bin program)
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the 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 have been donated and diverted from landfill), manages consumer utility rebate programs in partnership with local utility companies (over $11.5 million in rebates on a range of energy savings products), celebrates World Water Day by showcasing water conservation products, Earth Day, Waste Awareness Week
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, 3 store locations are LEED certified and its newest distribution centre features underground rain cisterns, an insulated white roof, high efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting systems, low VOC paints, adhesives and carpeting, water conservation systems and native plant landscaping, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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, 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
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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