Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Medtronic employees at the company's Diversity and Inclusion Fair

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Medtronic of Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Medtronic supports new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 100% for the first 2 weeks followed by a 90% top-up for an additional 15 weeks) and recently introduced a flexible health plan that lets employees tailor coverage to suit their evolving needs as they progress through their careers
  • Medtronic encourages employees and their immediate family members to keep fit with free access to a fully-equipped fitness facility that features 20 hours of instructor-led fitness classes each week, from pilates to spinning to weights
  • Medtronic also encourages ongoing learning through a variety of in-house training initiatives as well as generous tuition subsidies (to $6,000) for courses taken at outside institutions
Medtronic employees collaborating on a Lean Six Sigma project to enhance patient experience

Highlights

Industry Electromedical Apparatus Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1949
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Medtronic, plc
Parent company head office Dublin, Ireland
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 700
Part-time employees in Canada 18
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
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 5 paid days)

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

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

  • Medtronic maintains a diversity and inclusion coalition, which monitors the hiring and advancement of female and visible minority employees -- the organization also reviews its diversity and inclusion strategy on an annual basis
  • In 2013, Medtronic launched a newcomer mentorship program to help employees who are new Canadians better understand the work culture at the company and in Canada -- Medtronic also partners with ACCES Employment and COSTI to recruit internationally educated professionals and recognizes foreign credentials
Medtronic employees participating in the company's Diversity and Inclusion Fair

Highlights

Industry Electromedical Apparatus Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 700
Workforce representation female employees (57 %), female managers (52 %), disabilities, women, visible minorities, LGBT, new diversity site on intranet, intercultural competency development action plans, employee celebrations of cultural events, such as Chinese New Year and Black History Month, newcomer mentorship program
Employee resource groups Women's Network, Global Medtronic Triangle Alliance (LGBT employees), Muslims for Carrying out the Medtronic Mission, Awareness Benefitting Leadership and Employees about Disabilities, Medtronic Latin Cultures Network
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion coalition, global office of workplace inclusion
Diversity community partnerships ACCES Employment (new Canadians), COSTI Immigrant Services

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