Sodexo Canada Ltd.
Sodexo Canada chefs at Toronto's 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games excited to serve athletes, coaches and officials staying at the Athlete's Village

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2016):

  • Sodexo Canada invests in ongoing employee development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, and also manages an international mobility mentorship program to provide employees with an opportunity to explore a career abroad
  • Sodexo Canada supports employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments for up to 17 weeks (depending on the employees' position)
  • An advocate of long term sustainability, Sodexo Canada has its own ethically-sourced brand of coffee and tea called "Aspretto" -- for every pound of coffee and tea sold, the company donates a percentage of the proceeds to local non-profit organizations combatting hunger and malnutrition
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Industry Food Service Contractors
Established in Canada 1966
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Sodexo Group
Full-time employees in Canada 5,945
Part-time employees in Canada 3,784
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 48 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
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
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 (2016)

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

  • Sodexo Canada manages the Sharing Across Generation 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, 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 will prepare them for their new roles and help them understand the company's mission and values
  • Sodexo Canada established the "IMPACT" mentoring program, a 12-month initiative to help develop high-potential employees who have a minimum of 12-months of service
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Industry Food Service Contractors
Full-time employees in Canada 5,945
Student opportunities summer jobs, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies 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 Seal designation program to support employees who are working towards trade designations such as cooks, chefs, mechanics, electricians and plumbers

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

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

  • Sodexo Canada maintains a "disABILITY" strategy to promote the inclusion and accommodation of persons with disabilities -- also organizes education sessions, with sign language translation, and works with various community organizations to attract and retain persons with disabilities
  • In partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Sodexo Canada launched the Willow Bean Cafe to provide opportunities for persons with mental health issues to gain practical work experience -- additionally, the company offers internships to students with intellectual disabilities at the Vancouver Community College, provided in partnership with the Vancouver School Board's Life Skills Program
  • Sodexo supports vendor and supplier diversity through membership to the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council and WEConnect, for female enterprises
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Industry Food Service Contractors
Full-time employees in Canada 5,945
Workforce representation female employees (66 %), female managers (51 %), visible minority employees (30 %), visible minority managers (20 %), Aboriginal employees (5.5 %), Aboriginal managers (2.5 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, mental health, multigenerational workforce, new Canadians
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
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion council, diversity task force and champions
Unique diversity initiatives recognizes and celebrates various international dates that promote diversity and inclusion, including the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, International Women's Day, and Cultural Diversity Week, Montreal office offers co-op placements to new Canadians
Diversity community partnerships 30 partnerships with community organizations to support the training and professional development of Aboriginal peoples, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, Chinese Professional Association of Canada, Catalyst

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