Sodexo Canada Ltd.
Sodexo Canada employees celebrate the uniqueness of staff on cultural diversity day

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018):

  • Employees at Sodexo Canada's head office are encouraged to keep fit at the onsite shared-use fitness facility and also receive a fitness club subsidy as part of their health benefits plan
  • Sodexo Canada encourages employees to provide feedback on which charitable causes to support and maintains a focus on initiatives that fight hunger and poverty -- additionally, the company encourages employees to get involved with paid volunteer time and matching charitable donations
  • Sodexo Canada encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions (to $1,500 annually) and manages a variety of in-house training initiatives, including an international mobility mentorship program to provide employees with an opportunity to explore a career abroad
Sodexo Canada employees volunteering with the non-profit Stop Hunger

Highlights

Industry Food Service Contractors
Established in Canada 1966
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Sodexo Group
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 6,067
Part-time employees in Canada 3,711
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews 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

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Sodexo Canada manages the "Sharing Across Generations" networking group which organizes activities designed to help multiple generations in the workplace forge connections -- and also offers training on topics such as multigenerational management and engagement
  • Through Sodexo Canada's "Rising Stars" program, the company offers paid internships and co-op placements, and hires promising participants into full-time entry-level management positions -- young hires are paired with a "hosting manager" who helps them prepare for their new roles as well as understand the company's mission and values
  • Sodexo Canada manages an international mobility program, allowing employees to work in one of the 79 countries Sodexo operates in -- participants work for up to 1 week in their chosen destination and are matched with a mentor -- Sodexo Canada also arranges internships abroad for students and recent graduates
Sodexo Canada employees celebrating at Employee Appreciation Day

Highlights

Industry Food Service Contractors
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,961
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 9-month Emerging Leaders program for site managers who want to advance their careers, Red Seals designation program to support employees working towards trade designations such as cooks, chefs, mechanics, electricians and plumbers, 12-month IMPACT mentoring program for high-potential employees

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

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

  • Sodexo Canada maintains a "disABILITY" strategy to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities, and recently committed to hiring over 200 individuals with disabilities in 2017 and more than 500 hires in 2018 (in partnership with Ready Willing and Able Canada) -- the company also maintains a global Disability Voice Taskforce which focuses on projects that encourage an inclusive, adapted work environment
  • In partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Sodexo Canada manages the Willow Bean Café to provide opportunities for persons with mental health issues to gain practical work experience -- additionally, the company offers internships to Vancouver Community College students with intellectual disabilities, in partnership with the Vancouver School Board's Life Skills Program
  • With over 300 members, Sodexo Canada's Women in Leadership and Learning (WiLL) program provides development opportunities for female team leaders -- the company also created a subgroup within WiLL called Women in Facilities Management, to promote women in science, technology, engineering and math fields, and hosts the Sodexo Women's International Forum for Talent
Phil Petit, director of business development healthcare and senior living, is a member of Sodexo's WiLL
"I believe we all benefit from a culture where diverse, creative minds are free to share honestly and openly. We are creators of our environment and we need to look at our individual efforts. For me, being part of Diversity and Inclusion is continuously looking past what's comfortable and conventional in order to challenge my conditioning and biases." Phil Petit, Director of Business Development Healthcare & Senior Living

Highlights

Industry Food Service Contractors
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,961
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Formal commitment maintains a diversity and inclusion council, diversity task force and champions
Employee resource groups employee business resource groups operate under the umbrella of Sodexo's diversity and inclusion council and include ADEPT (persons with disabilities), PRIDE (LGBT), SAGE (multigenerational), cultural diversity group for visible minorities, WiLL (women in leadership) and a North American Aboriginal Council
Diversity highlights Montréal office offers co-op placements to new Canadians
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Chinese Professional Association of Canada, Pride at Work Canada, Canadian Immigrant, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, Women's Executive Network, Native American and Aboriginal Council, Catalyst, WEConnect (supplier diversity for female enterprises), Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, over 30 partnerships with community organizations to support the training and professional development of Aboriginal peoples

The Career Directory

Sodexo Canada Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sodexo Canada employees across all generations participating in a dragon boat race

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Food Service Contractors
Parent company Sodexo Group
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads Sodexo Canada offers a number of unique training and development opportunities for recent graduates including mentoring for high potential individuals, a Rising Stars Program to develop future talent, and the SAGE (Sharing Across Generations) Committee, to foster employee engagement.
Typical new grad positions Assistant Manager
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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