ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees marking their graduation from the company's onsite apprenticeship program

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2018) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2017):

  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, ArcelorMittal Dofasco offers retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco encourages long-term personal and professional development through generous tuition subsidies (up to $24,000 each year) for courses both related and unrelated to an employees' current position -- the company also actively recruits mid-career professionals, skilled tradespeople and technical operator personnel
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco hosts an impressive and longstanding Christmas party with entertainment, food, games and gifts from Santa -- the annual tradition started back in 1937 and has grown into an annual event with over 8,000 employees, retirees and guests, including over 3,000 children
ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees presenting a donation   (Photo credit: J. Bucci)

Employer Background

Industry Iron and Steel Mills
Established in Canada 1912
Parent company ArcelorMittal
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,312
Full-time employees worldwide 200,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 8.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.9
Longest serving employee 50.6 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located within the company's 750 acre manufacturing complex, the 5-storey head office building was completed in 1964 as a showpiece to steel in construction, inside, the office features an extensive Canadian art collection, lounge seating areas, a full conference centre, 2 Tim Horton's kiosks, gas cards for onsite pumps for eligible employees, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, dedicated creativity lounge areas
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (boot camp, spin, fusion, buns n' guns, yoga), rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, the company maintains 3 onsite fitness facilities as well as a fully staffed fitness facility located in the nearby F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre (open to retirees and family members)
Other nearby amenities Hamilton Bayfront Park, Confederation Park, Gage Park, Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment, James Street North arts district, Tim Horton's Field (home of the Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Employee social committee name first committee established in 1945
Recent social events annual Christmas party with entertainment, food, games and gifts from Santa for children of employees (first Christmas party was hosted in 1937 while today's celebrations feature over 8,000 guests, including 3,000 children), an annual Canada Day celebration and a number of events throughout the year such as charitable fundraisers (Hamilton Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society) and a long-service celebration
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

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
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounts on a variety of product purchases through the online Perkopolis discount site, vehicle purchase discounts through the company's automotive customers, referral bonuses that are redeemable for merchandise

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information salaried personnel (32% of the workforce) receive maternity top-up payments to 100% of salary for 8 weeks, the company actively recruits mid-career professionals, skilled tradespeople and operator personnel

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B-

Vacation note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information employee vacation increases to 3.75 weeks after 4 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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), online recognition program called "Thanks A Ton", which awards points that are redeemable for merchandise
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs employees have access to an incredible range of in-house and online training programs through formal training initiatives such as the ArcelorMittal University Online Campus, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Apprenticeship and Trades Skills Training and the ArcelorMittal University Hamilton Campus programs

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 5,421 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 65 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Heart and Stroke Association Big Bike, Canadian Blood Services, Around the Bay Race in support of St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton Children's Water Festival, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton (over $40K and 680 volunteer hours), United Way
Community highlight ArcelorMittal Dofasco's primary charitable focus includes education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment and conservation. The company directs corporate donations through its Community Investment Fund while employees direct their donations through the Employee Donations Fund. In addition, the company launched Team Orange, comprised of hundreds of employees who volunteer with numerous community initiatives throughout the year. Over 75 events were hosted last year raising over $78,500.

The Career Directory

ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees in the control room

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Iron and Steel Mills
Parent company ArcelorMittal
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 10,000 to 25,000
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads operates one of the largest skilled trades apprenticeship programs in Ontario, extensive learning and development program for employees at the ArcelorMittal University campus in Hamilton
Typical new grad positions Process Reliability Coordinator, Equipment Reliability Coordinator, Software Developer, Inside Sales Representative, Supply Chain Coordinator
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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