BlackBerry Limited
BlackBerry employees celebrate Halloween with a group costume  

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why BlackBerry Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • BlackBerry focuses on the longer term environmental impacts of its products through in-house BlackBerry Recycling and BlackBerry Trade-up programs, membership in the industry-led Call2Recycle collection program, and participation in the longstanding Recycle My Cell program -- the company even introduced dual micro- and mini-USB cables to reduce demand for new cables
  • Along with conducting its own employee commuting surveys, BlackBerry offers four EV parking stations, donated three stations to the Region of Waterloo, and is part of the nationwide Sun Country Highway network of charging stations across Canada -- additionally, the firm recently hosted an Electric Vehicle Summit in Waterloo with over 60 companies in attendance
  • BlackBerry has participated in the international Carbon Disclosure Project since 2009 -- the not-for-profit initiative provides a formal system for companies to measure, disclose, manage and share emissions and climate change information
Staff at BlackBerry compete in the company's annual softball tournament  

Highlights

Industry Secure software and services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Waterloo ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,068
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Senior Director, Global Security, Facilities & Real Estate
Formal strategy/policy name Corporate Responsibility Report
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights removed paper cups from lunchrooms and replaced with reusable mugs, launched a secure print program to help reduce unnecessary print jobs, formal Life Cycle Assessment program to assess environmental impacts of each product (from manufacture and designing to be repairable to ensuring proper recycling and disposal), formal Supplier Code of Conduct which has led to reduced packaging size and elimination of petroleum-based inks, energy efficiency considerations applied to all new equipment purchases, no-load power chargers to ensure that zero energy is consumed once phones are recharged (and introduced dual micro- and mini-USB cables to reduce end-of-life waste)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, LED lighting
Extended recycling organics, wood, plastic film, production components (hazardous and non-hazardous materials), foam, anti-static bags and e-waste (achieved a waste diversion rate from landfill of 83 per cent)
Commuter amenities co-chair of the Region of Waterloo's TravelWise program (to reduce traffic congestion), hosts a formal Commuting Action Plan based on regular employee surveys, participates in local Bike Month and Carpool Month initiatives, recently hosted an Electric Vehicle Summit in Waterloo (has four EV parking stations, donated three stations to the Region of Waterloo and is part of the nationwide Sun Country Highway network of charging stations across Canada), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online car-pool sign-up, transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations
Community partnerships manages an in-house BlackBerry Recycling program and is a member of the industry-led Call2Recycle collection program to ensure proper recycling and disposal of its products, participates in the Recycle My Cell program, Carbon Disclosure Project (voluntarily shares information about its greenhouse gas emissions), participates in UL Environment's Sustainability for Mobile Phones initiative, Climate Action Waterloo Region Workplaces Committee (Chair)

The Career Directory

BlackBerry Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
BlackBerry employees take part in a recruiting event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Secure software and services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Waterloo ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa 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 $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Analyst, Advisor, Associate, Specialist, Representative Engineer I, Developer I, Designer, I, Specialist I, Account Manager I, Inside Sales Representative
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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