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Symcor Inc.
Symcor employees on the Greater Toronto Area's green teams went back to school with TREC and Bullfrog Power to learn about renewable energy from the WindShare turbine at Toronto's Exhibition Place

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

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

  • Symcor's Executive Steering Committee and employee-led national and regional environmental committees work to promote environmental best practices both at work and at home -- each committee supports the implementation of the company's environmental program and raise awareness through a variety of fun educational events throughout the year
  • Symcor and its employees are active in communities across the country, supporting numerous environmental initiatives every year including the Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup, Acres for Atmosphere, Meadows for Monarchs, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), Living Planet@School, and Greener Horizons Toronto -- the company also offsets emissions from its print operations through the use of Bullfrog Power
  • Symcor supports a variety of in-house environmental initiatives at locations across Canada, including an extensive recycling program offered in partnership with TerraCycle to capture non-conventional recyclables such as flip-flops to candy wrappers to wine corks, a cellphone and battery recycling program, a hazardous waste collection initiative, toner recovery and toner bottle recycling, and even eyeglasses recycling through the Lions Club RECYCLE for Sight program
Symcor employees teamed up with family and friends to plant pollination-friendly plants for the Toronto Zoo's Meadow for Monarchs initiative, designed to provide safe havens for monarch butterflies and other pollinators

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 1,862
Employee green team Executive Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and National and Regional Environmental Committees (at sites across Canada)
Senior executive to oversee initiatives yes
Formal strategy/policy name Symcor Environmental Policy
Unique green initiatives PrintAction Most Environmentally Progressive Printer, unique space idea (called "The Nook") has been set-up in common areas where employees are free to drop-off used books, movies and music, allowing employees to share and recycle their used items and enjoy something that is new to them, dedicated green email and suggestion boxes to capture employee feedback, and even has an environmental mascot (EnviroMUTT) that is visually integrated as part of all environmental initiatives
In-house waste reduction and recycling milk bags and plastic bags, eyeglasses, cellphones, batteries, wine corks, pens and markers, inkjet cartridges
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program
Green community initiatives Toronto Zoo Wetland Construction Project, Bullfrog Renewable Energy Education Tours, David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour (Environmental Committee members received passes to attend), Earth Hour (celebrated by turning off the lights and "Dining in the Dark" for lunch at the Mississauga office) and the Earth Hour Power Challenge (floors compete to maximize power reduction for the weekend of Earth Hour, and the week following), National Sweater Day, Earth Week Cleanup, Calgary Path and River Cleanup, New Circles Prom Boutique, Green Horizons Toronto, Acres for the Atmosphere, Meadows for Monarchs, Living Planet @ School, CAWST, SmartCommute
Head office LEED Gold
Building footprint includes electric charging for bikes and cars, motion sensitive lighting and fixtures, offsets emission from Mississauga print operations with Bullfrog Power, numerous energy efficient lighting upgrades

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Parent company Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, BMO Financial Group
Parent company head office Mississauga ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 2,475
Part-time employees in Canada 741
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training Training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Programmer Analyst, Programmer Developer, Technical Writer, Business Analyst, Pre-Sales Support, Quality Assurance Analyst, Tester, Technical Specialist, Production Specialist, Product Analyst
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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