Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
Thomson Reuters Canada employees in front of the new media wall

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

Here are some of the reasons why Thomson Reuters Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Employees who are new to Thomson Reuters receive 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to 4 weeks after only 4 years on the job -- employees also receive up to 3 paid personal days off, which can be scheduled throughout the year
  • Thomson Reuters supports the physical and mental well-being of employees through ongoing mental health awareness campaigns, articles and resources on mental health and participation in the "Not Myself Today" campaign
  • Thomson Reuters invests heavily in ongoing employee education with generous tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $5,250 annually) and manages an "Early Careers Network" to help early career professionals reach their full potential
Thomson Reuters employees at a customer appreciation event

Employer Background

Industry Publishers
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Thomson Reuters Corporation
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,196
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Full-time employees worldwide 52,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.22%
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 40 years

Physical Workplace B+

Workplace features head office received the BOMA Go Green Plus certification in recognition of efforts towards environmentally-friendly building management and operation, workplace features a cafe, which serves a variety of coffee and tea, fresh pastries and a selection of hot and cold meals, a convenience store that offers dry-cleaning services, underground parking, employee organized walking group, regular boot camp and yoga classes for interested colleagues, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, video games, foosball table
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Other nearby amenities Agincourt Recreation Centre, Goodland Community Centre, fitness club, Collingwood Park, Thomson Memorial Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Scarborough Town Centre (major shopping mall and LRT hub)

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Carswell Employee Committee (est. 1990)
Recent social events golf tournaments, holiday parties, Christmas party for employees' children, family picnics, long-service celebrations, movie theatre excursions, ice cream days during the summer months, ongoing company-wide and departmental celebrations for specific achievements
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
Other in-house communications quarterly video update (called Chaulk Talk) that is hosted by the company's Director of Communications, Doug Chaulk

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounts of up to 40% on publications and software, such as UFile tax return software

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 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, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information flex plan includes option to transfer excess credits to a health spending account or an RRSP
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 2 months

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), new global recognition program (includes recognition points, e-cards, LEAP program to recognize employee ideas and suggestions), Red Chair Champion to recognize customer service leaders
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs instructor-led courses, onsite Learning Centre providing access to over 3,500 online courses and over 7,000 electronic books, ongoing lunchtime learning sessions, online intranet-based Learning at Thomson Reuters initiative (access to resources and live learning events), new Harvard ManageMentor and Harvard LeadingEdge programs offer on-demand and virtual learning opportunities, leadership training

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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 985 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 5 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Salvation Army, Canadian Red Cross, and 10,000 Trees for the Rouge Valley
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight The company directs corporate support through the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which also features a matching gifts program for charitable donations made by employees (up to $1,000 per employee each year). The company also encourages employees to volunteer their time to organizations that are important to them, from local schools and daycare to the Toronto Yonge Street Mission to the Princess Margaret Hospital's Run or Walk to Conquer Cancer.

The Career Directory

Thomson Reuters Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Carswell leadership interns celebrating their graduation

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Publishers
Parent company Thomson Reuters Corporation
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 912
Part-time employees in Canada 13
Student opportunities 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 Content Editor, Research Editor, Legal Writer, Product Marketer, Account Representative, Client Services Representative
Starting salary $30K to $35K
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

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