EllisDon Corporation
EllisDon staff participate in a speed mentoring event   (Photo credit: CHRIS FALCONER)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

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

Here are some of the reasons why EllisDon Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • EllisDon is looking to the future as part of its Low Carbon Agenda, a formal program to engage "leaders across sectors in response to the new priorities society and the environment are placing on buildings and infrastructure" -- the program is an expression of the firm's desire to understand and lead the change towards a low carbon economy
  • 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 diversion to new material sourcing strategies
EllisDon employees participating in Habitat for Humanity's Women 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 1,793
Employee green team Sustainable Building Services, Green Ambassadors (cross section of employees at corporate offices)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Global Director
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (est. 2005, updated 2013)
Green highlights proprietary Environmental Management System (managed by a dedicated Environmental Manager and includes mandatory training for employees and affiliated contractors), formal Low Carbon Agenda (program to engage corporate leaders across sectors in building a low carbon environment for the future), founding partner of the The Carbon Impact Initiative (sustainability workshop initiative with other leading corporations), Sustainability, Innovation and Environmental online community to engage employees across the firm
Extended recycling batteries (includes all offices, construction site offices and onsite trailers), e-waste, works with all construction project stakeholders to minimize waste sent to landfill
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Sustainable Buildings Canada, Canada Green Building Council (and US Green Building Council), Enbridge's "Savings By Design" initiative, Habitat for Humanity
Building footprint includes LED lighting retrofits, occupancy and daylight sensors, internal courtyard garden, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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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