Unilever Canada Inc.
Unilever employees show support for students at the Enactus World Cup

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Unilever Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Unilever offers a number of financial benefits including a share purchase plan, available to all employees, signing and year-end bonuses for all and referral bonuses for employees who successfully refer a new candidate (to $2,500)
  • Unilever provides maternity leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 100% of salary for 15 weeks) and supports adoptive parents with a generous subsidy to help cover the costs of adoption (to $10,000 per child)
  • In addition to supporting a number of local, national and international charitable initiatives each year, Unilever encourages employees to give back to local communities by providing up to 3 paid days off to volunteer and generously matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar, to a maximum of $10,000
Unilever employees can choose where they work in the company's agile work environment

Highlights

Industry Consumer Product Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1885
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Unilever
Parent company head office London UK
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Brampton ON, Simcoe ON, Saint John NB, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,362
Part-time employees in Canada 9
Average age of employees in Canada 44.34
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $700 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 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 6 months
In-house training initiatives 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, (up to 3 paid days)

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

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

  • Unilever created the Future Leaders Program to accelerate the development of new grads for management roles over a 3-year period -- the program includes 5 to 7 job rotations, formal classroom and online learning, coaching and mentoring from senior leaders, and potential international assignments
  • Unilever manages an extensive international internship program which features a number of unique training and development opportunities including a business case challenge, the Hellmann's innovation challenge (interns must design, market and sell their own variant of a Hellmann's product), an executive speaker series, tours of the company's production plan and volunteer opportunities
Unilever employees meet to collaborate

Highlights

Industry Consumer Product Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Brampton ON, Simcoe ON, Saint John NB, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,362
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Unilever Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • First established in 2010, Unilever's "Sustainable Living Plan" is the company's blueprint for the current decade -- the plan is ambitious for its scale alone and follows three established goals, to improve the health and well-being of more than one-billion people, to reduce the environmental impacts of its operation by half, and to enhance the livelihood of millions of people by 2020
  • As one of the world's leading consumer product companies, Unilever's formal commitment to sustainable growth is an inspiring example to large and small businesses internationally -- currently marking the halfway point of its plan, the company is proving that sustainability can drive business success, reduce waste and costs, and lead to new product innovation and ideas for the next generation
  • Unilever employees organize a number of unique initiatives to create environmental awareness such as the "Meat Less Monday" lunch campaign, designed to enhance education about the meat production industry and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions as well as impacts on human health, and the "Herb Gardens@Unilever" campaign, to encourage employees to learn how to plant, nurture and harvest their own herbs
Unilever employees led a march in Ottawa to help raise awareness about issues surrounding climate change

Highlights

Industry Consumer Product Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Brampton ON, Simcoe ON, Saint John NB, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,362
Employee green team UCAN
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (est. 2010)
Green highlights Bullfrog Power (all energy used in Canada), commitment to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 (including deforestation in the supply of paper and board, palm oil, soy and beef), working to make sustainable agricultural production to become the mainstream (ranging from support for family health and ongoing initiatives to ensure that products from small producers can enter the supply chain)
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Head office LEED other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Consumer Product Manufacturing
Parent company Unilever
Parent company head office London, England
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Brampton ON, Simcoe ON, Saint John NB, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,343
Part-time employees in Canada 7
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
Other info for new grads offers the Unilever Future Leaders Program, a 3-year rotational program to support the professional development of employees
Typical new grad positions Assistant Brand Manager, Retail Representative, Financial Analyst, Engineer, Human Resources Coordinator, Planning Analyst, Business Analyst
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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