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BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada
BDC employees hold a meeting in the recently refreshed Montréal head office   (Photo credit: Sebastien Forget Major)

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

  • BDC offers employees 3 to 4 weeks of starting vacation allowance (depending on their position), as well as the option to purchase up to 5 additional vacation days through the company's flexible health benefits plan
  • BDC hosts an annual Wellness Day and organizes quarterly awareness campaigns focused on everything from mental and physical health to financial security and long-term planning -- additionally, employees receive a wellness spending account of $250 per year, which can be used for a variety of expenses, including gym membership
  • Along with supporting a number of local and national charitable organizations, BDC encourages employees to take action in the community with up to 5 paid days off to volunteer each year
BDC employees promoting healthy food for the organization's Wellness Day  

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 2,260
Part-time employees in Canada 85
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 47 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, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • BDC is committed to the successful employment of new Canadians and is a founding member of the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable in the Greater Toronto Area -- following a successful refugee internship pilot program in 2016, BDC expanded the GTA-based initiative to other lines of business and regions across the country
  • BDC sponsors Prince's Operation Entrepreneur, a business accelerator program to help transitioning military personnel and veterans start their own business -- the bank also maintains a dedicated employee resource group for employees who have served, are reservists or are spouses of military personnel
  • As part of the organization's Women Entrepreneur National Initiative, BDC allocates funds to sponsor programs for female entrepreneurs and participates in related events such as financial literacy workshops, coaching and mentoring initiatives, and networking and business accelerator programs
BDC employees in Montréal celebrating Wellness Day on Mont-Royal  

Highlights

Industry Secondary market financing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,260
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives President and CEO, National Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion committee comprised of senior leaders from all functional business lines and regions
Employee resource groups LGBTQ community of focus, resource group for employees who have served, are reservists or are spouses of military personnel
Diversity training and awareness LGBT awareness training (developed in partnership with Pride at Work Canada), Diversity Guide to help new leaders create inclusive work environments
Diversity highlights Entrepreneurship Connections program offered in partnership with ACCES Employment to provide newcomers with opportunities for mentoring and networking as well as training on how to successfully launch a business (more than 500 new Canadian entrepreneurs have participated and over 200 have launched a business since the program's inception in 2013), Indigenous summer student internship program, Women in Tech fund to invest in women-led technology companies
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships MOSAIC, WorldSkills, Hire Immigrants Ottawa, Rise Asset Development (provides low-interest small business loans, training and mentorship to individuals with a history of mental health and addiction challenges), Indigenous Works, Enactus Canada, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia

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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