Fiasco Gelato Cafes Ltd.
Staff at Fiasco Gelato Cafes enjoying pints of the company's products   (Photo credit: Stephanie Landry)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Fiasco Gelato Cafes Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • Fiasco Gelato Cafes encourages employees to adopt an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the company's success with profit-sharing
  • Fiasco Gelato Cafes celebrates long-serving employees with unique anniversary gifts, ranging from a custom portrait by a local artist (hung alongside other portraits on the company's "Wall of Weirdos") to a trip to Italy to attend Gelato University -- additionally, the company offers on-the-spot awards to recognize exceptional performance, including concert tickets, wellness retreats and tickets to sporting events
  • In keeping with the federal government's recently extended maternity and parental leave policies to 18 months, Fiasco Gelato Cafes has raised the bar through the introduction of extended maternity and parental leave top-up for mothers, to 100% of salary for 76 weeks, and provides parental top-up to fathers and adoptive parents, to 100% of salary for 61 weeks
Staff at Fiasco Gelato Cafes enjoying a team lunch  

Highlights

Industry Gelato and sorbetto production and cafe
Established in Canada 2003
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 31
Part-time employees in Canada 17
Average age of employees in Canada 30 years
Longest serving employee 9 years
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses 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 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Fiasco Gelato Cafes Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2019):

  • Calgary-based Fiasco Gelato Cafes continues to grow at an incredible pace, increasing its workforce by nearly 35 per cent in the past year
  • Fiasco Gelato Cafes encourages employees to adopt an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the company's success with profit-sharing
  • Fiasco Gelato Cafes organizes a variety of social events throughout the year to keep employees engaged, including a Christmas celebration at a local bar (with bowling, food, a live band and presentation of the peer-nominated Core Value Awards), attending the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival and quarterly team building events, such as a trampoline park visit and axe-throwing
Employees at Fiasco Gelato Cafes chatting at their workstations at the company's Calgary head office  

Highlights

Industry Gelato and sorbetto production and cafe
Established in Canada 2003
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 31
Part-time employees in Canada 17
Full-time employee growth in the past year 34.8 %
Average age of employees in Canada 30 years
Longest serving employee 9 years
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy
In-house training initiatives in-house training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), long-service awards

The Career Directory

Fiasco Gelato Cafes Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A Fiasco Gelato Cafes employee hangs out with a furry friend at work

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Gelato and sorbetto production and cafe
Full-time employees in Canada 1 to 50
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house training, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Production Team Member, Cafe Team Member, Warehouse Team Member, Support & Administration, Specialist, Coordinator
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy

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