Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Ivanhoé Cambridge employees participating in the company's annual Giving Back Day   (Photo credit: Joe Alvoeiro)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Montreal's Top Employers (2017):

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge starts its new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation and offers additional time off through an earned days off program (up to 5 days annually) -- the company also considers previous work experience when setting individual vacation entitlements)
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge supports employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 80% of salary for 18 weeks) -- and offers the convenience of onsite daycare when employees are ready to return to work
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge's head office employees are located within walking distance of Old Montréal with its many excellent restaurant options and live entertainment in the summer -- employees are also encouraged to leave their cars at home by being only steps from the city's Métro and a BIXI shared-bike station as well as indoor bicycle parking and even an annual bike tune-up clinic for its cycling commuters
Ivanhoé Cambridge employees on the grand opening team preparing for the opening of Tsawwassen Mills mall in Delta, BC

Employer Background

Industry Property Management
Established in Canada 1952
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,064
Part-time employees in Canada 241
Full-time employees worldwide 1,131
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office building is LEED Gold EBOM accredited, received the BOMA Canadian Earth award for its many environmental features as well as a level 4 BOMA BEST certification, workplace includes bicycle tune-up clinics, indoor bicycle parking, umbrella loan program for rainy days, a BIXI shared bike station out front (free access for employees during the work day), a valet and car wash service, spacious dining area with television screens and wi-fi access for personal use, 4 additional restaurants in the building complex (variety of menu selections), telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available fresh fruit at reception, summer deliveries of fresh local produce (employees can order baskets which are delivered to the office weekly)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (muscle tone, spinning, stretching), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainer service, physiotherapy and massage therapy
Other nearby amenities 1000 de La Gauchetière skating rink (10,000 square foot indoor rink, open all year), fitness club, Old Port of Montréal, Lachine Canal National Historic Site, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Montréal Science Centre, Place des Arts de Montréal, walking distance to Old Montréal (with its many excellent restaurant options and live entertainment in the summer months)

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name ICL'FUN (est. 1994), each office location also maintains its own social committee
Recent social events Christmas parties for employees at offices across the country (as well as a separate party for children of employees), variety of holiday celebrations hosted throughout the year, a number of charitable fundraising initiatives, from Pink Shirt Day to raising funds for the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfires
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge 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 retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, company-arranged discounts on a range of products and services including car rentals, amusement park admissions, VIA rail travel, home computers, cellphone and home internet services, senior personnel (Vice President level and above) participate in a defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
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 wellness program
Family-friendly benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information daycare centre is exclusively for employees

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information TGIF and My Birthday earned days-off program (up to 5 days each year), formal Sick and Family Care Days policy (up to 7 days each year for themselves or to help out with an ill family member), duration of unpaid leaves of absence are determined individually

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Bravo award and recognition program for exceptional performance, which includes a variety of awards such as vacations, concert tickets and home appliances
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs leadership and succession planning program (Harvard Managementor Program)

Community Involvement A+

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)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,000 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Reach Out Centre for Kids, YMCA/YWCA, Kids Help Phone, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, The Terry Fox Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, The Montréal Children's Hospital, SickKids Foundation, Distress Centre Calgary
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Ivanhoé Cambridge maintains a corporate Donations and Sponsorships Policy to help guide its charitable efforts. Additionally, through the company's Give and Take Days program, employees receive 1 paid day off each year for volunteer work with a charitable organization in their community. Employees also volunteer to support a selected community organization in their region as part of Ivanhoé Cambridge's annual Giving Back Day each fall, with over 540 employees participating last year.

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

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

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge partners with the World Wildlife Foundation and engages employees from across the company to actively support three environmentally-focused initiatives including National Sweater Day, Earth Hour and Earth Day
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge's employee green team is very much a part of the firm's overall strategy to reduce its environmental impact in communities where it operates -- the company also supports a team of 10 employees whose main responsibilities revolve around the corporate social responsibility strategy, which includes a strong emphasis on the environment through a sustainability strategy, an energy policy, a water policy and an atmosphere policy
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge conducts annual in-house environmental audits to monitor its progress towards sustainability and has a number of BOMA Best and LEED certified properties in its portfolio, including new construction and newly renovated structures
Ivanhoé Cambridge's head office

Highlights

Industry Property Management
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,188
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President of Communications, Corporate Marketing, CSR and International Affairs
Formal strategy/policy name Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Sustainability Strategy, Energy Policy, Water Policy
Green highlights annual "Give Back" initiative across the company (planted trees last year with local organizations), formal waste reduction work plan, online tool to help employees measure their individual environmental footprint
Extended recycling organics, cooking oils/grease, construction waste
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives WWF (National Sweater Day and Earth Hour), head office employee have free use of BIXI bike service
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, green roof, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Summer interns at Ivanhoé Cambridge's head office in Montréal

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Property Management
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads formal "New Employee Welcome Program", regularly scheduled "Leadership Breakfasts" where employees meet informally (and enjoy breakfast) with senior personnel for an open and wide-ranging discussion about the company's operations
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Financial Analyst, Assistant Property Manager
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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