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CWB National Leasing Inc.
CWB National Leasing employees at a Canada Day barbecue  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why CWB National Leasing Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

  • In addition to three weeks of starting vacation allowance, CWB National Leasing helps employees find more time off through flexible work arrangements and paid personal days
  • CWB National Leasing keeps employees informed and up to date on company news with "Pardon the Interruption" luncheons every two months -- the meetings cover a variety of topics and include free lunch for attendees
  • CWB National Leasing cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers generous referral bonuses for employees who help recruit candidates (to $2,000)
An employee at CWB National Leasing relaxing in the head office's 'Zen Zone'  

Employer Background

Industry Sales financing
Established in Canada 1977
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Canadian Western Bank
Parent company head office Edmonton AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 390
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 44.9 years
Longest serving employee 41 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office features over 230 pieces of original artwork displayed throughout the office, three gardening areas for employees to tend their own vegetables, herbs and berry crops, a quiet room which can be used for study, certified ergonomic committee available, lunch room that opens to the patio and features a theatre-style popcorn machine, indoor/outdoor sound system and a full piano for employees to use as they wish, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, table hockey, board games
Snacks available free fruit, free lunch every six weeks, subsidized cold-pressed juices and sandwiches from a local restaurant, vending machine with healthy snacks
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (vinyasa flow yoga, kickboxing, high-intensity interval training), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, elliptical machines, outdoor sports equipment and bicycles (and a large parking lot area often used for ball hockey), AV equipment and exercise videos, onsite massage therapist available
Other nearby amenities Winnipeg Soccer Complex, fitness club, FortWhyte Alive, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, movie theatre, baseball diamond, walking and jogging trails in the Linden Woods neighbourhood

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Wellness Advisory Group (est. 1977)
Recent social events annual National Leasing Gala, annual children's holiday party, annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day, 40th-anniversary celebration last year with dinner and dancing at the Fairmont Hotel, employee appreciation day celebrations (senior personnel greeted employees with coffee and donuts along with coupons for two hours off work)
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, can bring pets to work when needed, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, internal social media
Other in-house communications ongoing blog (for customers), flatscreen televisions throughout office used for reminders and announcements, "Pardon the Interruption" luncheon every two months (update meetings that cover a variety of topics and includes free lunch for attendees)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note CWB National Leasing Inc. has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note CWB National Leasing Inc. has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $300 each year
Wellness spending account up to $200 each year
Additional health and wellness information retirees can enroll in the health plan up to the age of 70 (with no company contributions), Take A Stand program to reward employees who volunteer, raise funds and promote wellness and physical activity at the company (employees receive funds for their charities, support for employee sports teams or bonuses for promoting active healthy lifestyles at work)
Family-friendly benefits note CWB National Leasing Inc. has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
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 allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 6 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
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
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)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 4 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 525 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 112 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported GenNext Winnipeg, United Way of Winnipeg, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, The Winnipeg Boldness Project, St-Bruno Richelieu Foundation
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight CWB National Leasing's charitable focus includes community development, business and financial education, and health research and promotion. Employees are encouraged to apply for funding for their favourite organizations, which may be granted as donations of time or money. Additionally, all Account Managers have $1,000 to spend in their local communities.

The Career Directory

CWB National Leasing Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employees of CWB National Leasing participating in a team brainstorming session

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Sales financing
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Canadian Western Bank
Parent company head office Edmonton AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Student opportunities 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Developer, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Account Manager, Credit Analyst, Business Coordinator
Work benefits 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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