Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada employees celebrate the completion of a residential playground project

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Lafarge Canada invests in the long-term development of high potential employees through an 18-month leadership development program that consists of four face-to-face modules coupled with assignments and projects
  • Lafarge Canada helps employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension, defined contribution pension or matching RSP, depending on employee group -- the company also helps employees plan securely for the future with health benefits that extend to retirees
  • To encourage employees to participate in the organization's corporate wellness program, Lafarge Canada recently created an incentive program which rewards gift cards to employee participants
Lafarge Canada employee

Highlights

Industry Concrete Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Kamloops BC, Richmond BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort McMurray AB, Exshaw AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Part-time employees in Canada 36
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Lafarge Canada provides co-op placements and internship opportunities in a number of different business areas including concrete, aggregates, pipe, ready-mix, asphalt, environment, finance and logistics, to name a few -- placements are typically 4 weeks to 12 months in duration and may include living allowance, rent free accommodations and airfare to and from school, depending on the location
  • Lafarge Canada maintains knowledge transfer days, opportunities for employees from various locations and product lines to meet and tour different Lafarge locations and factories -- through this initiative, employees learn about the company's various products and processes and can network with other employees
Lafarge Canada employee

Highlights

Industry Concrete Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Kamloops BC, Richmond BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort McMurray AB, Exshaw AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives sponsors the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program, which helps millennial women connect and develop professionally

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

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

  • Lafarge Canada maintains a diversity and inclusion committee which meets on a monthly basis to review progress on established diversity and inclusion goals -- the company aims to have women occupy 35% of senior management roles by 2020, as well as hire from a variety of geographical and cultural backgrounds -- senior executives also have diversity and inclusion objectives incorporated into their annual goals and are evaluated on their progress in annual performance reviews
  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career services organizations to help new Canadians find work as well as reach out to diverse candidates -- partnerships include Aboriginal Link, Women Building Futures and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
  • To help employees increase their understanding of what it means to have a disability, Lafarge Canada invited representatives from Champions Career Centre to facilitate a lunch and learn session at company's corporate office -- employees also volunteer at the Centre to conduct mock interviews with job-seekers
Lafarge Canada employees
Lafarge Canada employees volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
"I was chosen by Lafarge to travel to San Francisco in the Spring of 2015 to participate in the ICEDR NextGen Women's Leadership Program [...] Through discussion with these women I found that we all shared similar challenges that come with being a women in Leadership, yet we all had our own unique way of working through these challenges [...] A major challenge that women in leadership often experience is being one of the few women having a seat at the table - and for that reason it can be difficult to relate to other leaders. For this reason I found it incredibly invigorating and re-energizing to be able to connect with a group of women that I could relate to both personally and professionally." Pavan G., Operations Manager

Highlights

Industry Concrete Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Kamloops BC, Richmond BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort McMurray AB, Exshaw AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Workforce representation female employees (12.4 %), female managers (16.8 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion committee (meets monthly to review progress on diversity goals)
Unique diversity initiatives diversity and inclusion objectives incorporated into senior executives' goals, hosted focus groups to understand how the company's diversity message resonates with female employees, sponsor and participant of ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program (sends five high potential millennial employees to participate)
Diversity community partnerships Aboriginal Link (sourcing diverse candidates), Aboriginal Careers (sourcing diverse candidates), Women Engineering the Future Expo (sponsorship), Women Building Futures, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Champions Career Centre (mock interview sessions for job-seekers with disabilities), Immigrant Services Calgary (internships for new Canadians), Bredin Centre for Learning (internships for new Canadians)

The Career Directory

Lafarge Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Concrete Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Kamloops BC, Richmond BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort McMurray AB, Exshaw AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,166
Part-time employees in Canada 36
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Marketer, Sales, Manager, Analyst, Quality Control Technician, Junior Estimator, Project Coordinator
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work perks health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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