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ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2019):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco directs community support through a corporate Community Investment Fund and a longstanding Employee Donations Fund (which has raised over $40 million over the course of its 70-year history) -- employees also volunteer for numerous community initiatives every year through the Team Orange volunteer program
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports long-term personal and professional development through generous tuition subsidies (up to $24,000) for courses both related and unrelated to an employees' current position, and offers academic scholarships for children of employees who wish to pursue post-secondary education (up to $2,500 per child)
Shannon Clark with CHCH reporter Tim Bolen as ArcelorMittal Dofasco's Employee Donations Fund team and employee volunteers help sort and pack food donations at the Hamilton Food Share warehouse   (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 10,430
Full-time employees worldwide 199,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 9.1%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.3 years
Longest serving employee 51.7 years

Physical Workplace Rating: 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, two Tim Hortons kiosks, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand 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, shower facilities, the company maintains three onsite fitness facilities, including the fully-staffed F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre located nearby (facility is open to retirees and family members, and offers a range of extended health services including smoking cessation, post-cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes support and mental health support)
Other nearby amenities Hamilton Bayfront Park, Confederation Park, Gage Park, Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, James Street North Art District, Tim Hortons Field (home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: 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 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, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: 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
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home internet, discounts on a variety of products through the online Perkopolis discount site, including vehicle purchase discounts through the company's automotive customers, referral bonuses that are redeemable for merchandise, relocation expenses may be eligible for reimbursement, gas cards for onsite pumps for eligible employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: 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
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $10,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: 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 6.25 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 Rating: 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 and donations to charities
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: 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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
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 Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 131 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Dundas Valley School of Art, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, New Hope Community Bikes, Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton Conservation Foundation (donated $120,000 last year for the purchase of land for a new 20-acre eco-park habitat for rare bird and plant species), Boys and Girls Club, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, McMaster University, Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair, to name a few
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 (over $40 million raised and donated over the past seven decades). In addition, the company created Team Orange, which is comprised of hundreds of employees who volunteer with numerous community initiatives throughout the year -- over 400 team members hosted 78 volunteering events and raised over $74,000 last year.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco offers internships for post-secondary students studying commerce, business, science, engineering and computer science, as well as unpaid internships in office administration, HR, and power engineering
  • In partnership with Mohawk College, ArcelorMittal Dofasco operates one of Canada's largest trades apprenticeship programs and recruits up to 35 new apprentices annually -- the program includes both permanent and co-op apprentices, with a wide range of trades including industrial electrician, industrial mechanic or millwright, instrumentation & control technician, steamfitter or pipefitter, refrigeration and air conditioner systems mechanic, and welder, to name a few
  • New employees at ArcelorMittal Dofasco's Hamilton campus participate in an extensive onboarding program that integrates classroom, shop, gamification and simulated training into its programming, as well as a 3-day off-site experiential learning program called Play to Win, where new employees attend an open forum with Q&A session with the president and CEO and executive team members
Graduating apprentices at ArcelorMittal Dofasco celebrate receiving their certificates of completion   (Photo credit: MISHAFOTOS)


Industry Iron and steel mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 10,430
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
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
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives encourages young women to consider STEM careers through in-school mentorship and education initiatives, sponsors elementary and high school robotics competitions and coding clubs and provides employee mentors

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ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees in the control room

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Iron and steel mills
Full-time employees in Canada 10,000 to 25,000
Parent company ArcelorMittal
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
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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