3M Canada Company
3M Canada employees holding a meeting on a patio space  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why 3M Canada Company was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019):

  • 3M Canada encourages a culture of learning with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions and a dedicated "Development Month" each year, which features interactive online training, live virtual instructor-led sessions, videos and panel discussions
  • 3M Canada supports new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks) and offers parental leave top-up to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for up to 8 weeks)
  • For over 45 years, 3M Canada's volunteer social club has organized a variety of unique events and celebrations, including special dress-up days (such as favourite hockey sweaters), a summer family picnic in June, a unique Food Truck Day with multiple vendors on site for a subsidized lunch, and an annual charity auction for the best parking spaces
Staff at 3M Canada's Social Lab  

Employer Background

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1951
Publicly traded yes
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON, Perth ON, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Morden MB, Montréal QC, Regina SK, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Milton ON, Mississauga ON, Brockville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,902
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Full-time employees worldwide 90,494
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 16%
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office (3M Tartan Place) includes a collaborative open office environment with flexible workspace, a religious observance room, an outdoor patio, sit-stand workstations, and private phone booth, the nearby London manufacturing site features an impressive park that employees can book for personal events (with 2 baseball diamonds, a soccer field, a putting green, a tennis court, a playground and a clubhouse with kitchen, showers and outdoor barbecues)
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, television, table tennis, magazines and newspapers, vendor space for local artisans and merchants, kitchenettes on every floor (featuring single-serve coffee makers and Starbucks coffee), rooftop patio
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (strength and high-intensity interval training), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, televisions
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Argyle Arena, fitness club, Kiwanis Park, River Road Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, onsite car rental service, 3 golf courses, close to London's international airport, head office is situated within a 50-acre wooded site that features mature trees and walking trails where foxes, rabbits, squirrels and deer may be spotted

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A+

Employee social committee name 3M Club (est. 1972)
Recent social events special dress-up day (such as favourite hockey sweaters), outdoor movie nights, annual holiday party prior to Christmas and a separate event for employees' children, a summer family picnic in June, awards celebrations, multicultural potluck lunches, unique Food Truck Day with various food truck vendors for a subsidized lunch, annual charity auction for the best parking spaces
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications quarterly town halls, informal breakfast sessions hosted by senior leaders

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 16 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information varying levels of dental coverage as part of flexible health plan
Family-friendly benefits note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note 3M Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information unionized employees (10% of the workforce) start with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 3 years

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
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 on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, sales award for top performers (includes a paid trip for two), performance awards for business personnel (Star of the Q) and management employees (Leaders of the Q), special awards for administrative personnel, annual awards gala for longstanding employees, as well as special recognition days for technical and marketing personnel
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs annual "Development Month" (features interactive online training, live virtual instructor-led sessions, videos and panel discussions), formal leadership training, formal succession planning program

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement national
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 1,792 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,200 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported supports 5 national partners with financial, in-kind and employee volunteer hours: Let's Talk Science, Learning for a Sustainable Future, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Enactus Canada, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (includes teacher and student fellowships), and locally in the London area, the company supports organizations such as the YMCA Women of Excellence Awards, The Grand Theatre, Fanshawe College, Western University, and the United Way of London and Middlesex
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight 3M Canada's charitable program (3MGives) is part of the company's international program that follows the mission to "improve every life through innovative giving" in the areas of education, community support and the environment. In Canada, the company enlists employee and customer feedback in the development of its charitable program, supporting a cross-functional team of employees who meet quarterly through the formal Charitable Giving Committee.

The Career Directory

3M Canada Company has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
3M Canada employees catch up in the Starbucks cafe lounge

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON, Perth ON, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Morden MB, Montréal QC, Regina SK, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Milton ON, Mississauga ON, Brockville ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
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 Marketing Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Coordinator, Finance Analyst, Manufacturing Engineer, Supply Chain Analyst, Purchaser, Logistics Analyst, Planner, Technical Service Representative, Sales Representative
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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