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BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada
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Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2018):

  • As part of the organization's focus on employee well-being, BDC hosts an annual Wellness Day and organizes quarterly awareness campaigns focused on everything from mental and physical health to financial planning -- and offers a wellness spending account as well as the option to purchase of up to 5 additional vacation days through the flexible health plan
  • BDC encourages employees to find a balance between work and their personal lives with a range of alternative work arrangements including flexible hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours and a shortened work week option
  • BDC helps employees prepare for the future with the security of a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance
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Highlights

Industry Secondary Market Financing
Established in Canada 1944
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,244
Part-time employees in Canada 75
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
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, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • BDC is committed to the successful employment of new Canadians and is a founding member of the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable in the GTA -- additionally, BDC works with the Refugee Career Jumpstart Project on a number of initiatives including matching employees with job-ready Syrian newcomers for a 26-week mentorship, and hosting a Job Skills Workshop for 20 job-ready Syrian newcomers
  • In partnership with ACCES Employment, BDC manages the Entrepreneurship Connections program to provide opportunities for mentoring and networking as well as training on how to successfully launch a business -- since the program's inception in 2013, 316 entrepreneurs have participated and 124 have launched a business
  • BDC also aims to better serve female entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneur National Initiative, allocating funds for sponsorship of programs and initiatives for female entrepreneurs -- the bank has participated in over 227 events such as financial literacy workshops, coaching and mentoring, networking and business accelerator programs
BDC employees busy at work in the head office's open workspace  

Highlights

Industry Secondary Market Financing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,244
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives President, Diversity Officer
Formal commitment Diversity and Inclusion Committee, responsible for aligning daily practices and sponsoring the implementation of a national action plan for diversity and inclusion in the workforce, workplace and marketplace
Diversity training and awareness diversity resource site, piloted LGBT awareness training with Pride at Work Canada, Diversity Guide to help new leaders create inclusive work environments
Diversity highlights Indigenous summer student internship program, participates in Canada Company's Military Employment Transition (MET) Program and METSpouse Program to support individuals seeking employment in the civilian workforce and assisting military spouses with flexible employment opportunities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Inclusion initiative (a philanthropic fund of $3.5 million to promote values of openness, inclusion and equality in Québec), ACCES Employment (career fair for newcomers), Immigrant Settlement Services, Mosaic, SUCCESS, WorldSkills, Enactus Canada

The Career Directory

BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
BDC employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Secondary Market Financing
Major Canadian hiring locations summer jobs, co-op opportunities, subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Customer Service Representative, Account Manager, Client Relationship Officer
Starting salary health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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