EllisDon Corporation
EllisDon staff participate in a speed mentoring event   (Photo credit: Chris Falconer)

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

Here are some of the reasons why EllisDon Corporation was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • EllisDon's unique head office campus includes a five-storey main office tower (with a central atrium, vegetation and water features), a manufacturing facility, a utilities building, a flex-office building and a unique amenities building, which includes a 200-seat auditorium, a full-service cafeteria, and a fully equipped fitness centre with gymnasium
  • EllisDon supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to $1,500 per year) and access to EllisDon University, which features a variety of courses on topics ranging from financial management to conflict resolution to Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certifications
  • With offices and projects across the country, EllisDon supports a variety of charitable initiatives every year -- the company encourages employees to get involved with matching volunteer grants, up to $1,000 for every 25 volunteer hours contributed
EllisDon employees volunteering with the Heart & Stroke Foundation  

Highlights

Industry Commercial and institutional building construction
Established in Canada 1951
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, London ON, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,904
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Average age of employees in Canada 39.5 years
Longest serving employee 38.5 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $200 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

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

  • EllisDon is a founding partner of the The Carbon Impact Initiative, an impressive sustainability initiative hosted with other leading corporations to help provide government leaders "with an industry response strategy required to deliver on climate change commitments" -- the program underlies the firm's desire to not only understand but help to lead the change towards a low carbon economy
  • EllisDon is "walking the green talk", having completed the country's first institutional net-zero building at Mohawk College in Hamilton -- the firm also published a follow-up "Lessons Learned" report, outlining the challenges and solutions learned from its construction
  • EllisDon works closely with stakeholders to minimize waste sent to landfill and develops strong partnerships with waste removal companies to focus on waste diversion, recycling and reduction -- the company's efforts range from in-office paper reduction to construction waste to new material sourcing strategies
Staff at EllisDon volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build  

Highlights

Industry Commercial and institutional building construction
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, London ON, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,904
Employee green team Sustainable Building Services, Green Ambassadors (cross section of employees at corporate offices)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Sustainable Building Services
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (est. 2005, updated in 2013)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights in-house Environmental Management System governs all aspects of its operations (is managed by a dedicated Environmental Manager and includes mandatory training for employees and affiliated sub-contractors), completed the country's first net zero institutional building at Mohawk College in Hamilton, with other projects underway), sustainability, innovation and environmental online community to engage employees across the firm
Noteworthy initiatives founding partner of the "The Carbon Impact Initiative" with other leading corporations to help provide government partners "with an industry response strategy required to deliver on climate change commitments"
Building footprint includes LED lighting retrofits, occupancy and daylight sensors, internal courtyard garden
Extended recycling batteries (includes all offices, construction site offices and onsite trailers), e-waste, works with construction project stakeholders to minimize waste sent to landfill
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships Sustainable Buildings Canada, Canada Green Building Council (and US Green Building Council), Enbridge's Savings By Design initiative, Habitat for Humanity

The Career Directory

EllisDon Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
EllisDon employees participating in group costume for a Halloween fundraiser in support of United Way

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Commercial and institutional building construction
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, London ON, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB
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 $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Field Engineer, Project Coordinator, Estimator, Virtual Design Coordinator, Mechanical and Electrical Coordinator, Proposal Coordinator
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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