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Raymond James Ltd.
Raymond James employees taking part in Raymond James Cares Month

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Raymond James Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Each May, Raymond James' employees reach out to the community and volunteer with local causes as part of the annual "Raymond James Cares Month" program -- over 60 organizations were supported last year with employees receiving paid time off to volunteer and matching financial donations to their chosen charitable initiatives
  • Raymond James supports employees who are new parents, providing mothers with maternity leave top-up payments as well as parental leave top-up payments for fathers and adoptive parents (to 70% of salary for 17 weeks) -- and also offers the option to extend parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Raymond James maintains support for training and development through tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions and manages a dedicated network for female employees (called the "Network for Women Advisors") to help them expand their knowledge, expertise and business in a supportive, collaborative environment
Raymond James employees gearing up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Employer Background

Industry Investment Banking and Securities Dealing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Raymond James Financial Inc.
Parent company head office St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 840
Part-time employees in Canada 50
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 5%
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace B

Workplace features Raymond James' head office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and offers easy access to nearby highways and public transportation, office is situated close to the waterfront and features mountain views, onsite art gallery (Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art), coffee shop, sandwich shop, flower store and spas, onsite yoga classes, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities television, reading area with books and magazines, iPads and wifi for personal use
Other nearby amenities YWCA/YMCA, Steve Nash Fitness Centre, fitness club, Stanley Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, art gallery and theatres, spa, nearby walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events holiday celebrations in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, summer outings at offices across the country, Chairman's Council and Executive Council recognition programs, national business conference, employee sports teams include soccer, baseball, cycling and Tough Mudder teams
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits clothing allowances, team trips, lunches and activities

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 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)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note Raymond James has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information starting vacation is equivalent to 18 days

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
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
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 18 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of non-related tuition per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs no annual maximum for tuition subsidies for courses related to their position, Network for Women Advisors (to provide professional support to female financial advisors), New Advisor Development 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 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,349 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 388 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Prostrate Cancer Foundation BC Sponsorship, Free the Children, Sleeping Children Around the World, Camps for Children with Disabilities, Ride to Conquer Cancer, Father's Day Walk/Runs for Prostrate Cancer, Feed the Hungry
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Raymond James' charitable focus is employee focused, supporting employees in their efforts to contribute time or funds. Each May, employees are encouraged to reach out and volunteer with local causes as part of the Raymond James Cares Month program -- over 60 organizations were supported last year.

The Career Directory

Raymond James Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Investment Banking and Securities Dealing
Parent company Raymond James Financial Inc.
Parent company head office St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 840
Part-time employees in Canada 50
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 Administrative Assistant, Financial Advisor Assistant, Account Profile Associate, Transfer Associate, Equity Research Associate, Investment Banking Analyst
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

Academic fields recruited


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