Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Ford of Canada employees during the company's annual ball hockey tournament in support of mental health  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019) :

  • Ford of Canada supports employees who are new parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments and offers the convenience of onsite daycare at its head office -- additionally, the company provides academic scholarships for employees with university and college-bound children (to $1,300 per child)
  • Along with a hybrid pension that combines features of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, Ford of Canada's unionized hourly employees can participate in the "Ford Auto" purchase program, which offers discounts on employee purchases (up to 4 new Ford vehicles each year)
  • Through the Ford of Canada Volunteer corps, the company and its employees support close to 500 charitable organizations across the country -- employees also receive 2 paid days off to volunteer each year
Ford of Canada employees celebrating Halloween  

Employer Background

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1904
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,869
Full-time employees worldwide 202,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 42 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities free parking, electric vehicle charging stations
Workplace features walking trails, chiropractor, hairdresser, onsite print shop, glass-walled showroom of new vehicles, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, table tennis, vending machines, dedicated mindfulness and meditation room, lounges (Oasis Areas) on each floor with fridges, microwaves and coffee makers
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, power pairs, spin), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, nursing room, onsite registered massage therapist
Other nearby amenities Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, fitness club, Joshua Creek, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, sports fields, skating arena

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Recent social events annual ball hockey tournament, summer golf league, pancake breakfasts and summer barbecues, Halloween celebrations and additional fundraising events, wellness events, long-service celebrations, departmental celebrations from pizza parties to Christmas luncheons, driving events and new vehicle information sessions
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, unionized hourly employees can participate in the Ford Auto program that offers discounts on employee purchases (up to 4 new Ford vehicles each year), newly hired unionized employees participate in a hybrid pension that combines features of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, salaried employees (approximately 10% of the workforce) participate in a defined contribution pension plan, have profit-sharing, signing bonuses and year-end bonuses (for some positions), management employees receive company vehicles as well as insurance and maintenance services for a monthly fee

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Ford of Canada 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
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
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 physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information laser eye surgery (to $400 per lifetime), salaried employees (15% of employees) can purchase up to 10 vacation days using flex credits
Family-friendly benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits daycare centre onsite, academic scholarships of up to $1,300 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information daycare is operated by a third party and is open to all employees, salaried employees (approximately 15% of the workforce) may take advantage of a variety of alternative work options, including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work week options, and telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid summer shutdown employees receive 5 days off during the summer months
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Company paid days off employees receive 4 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Additional time-off information vacation for unionized employees increases incrementally, moving to 2.2 weeks after their second year and 3 weeks after 6 years on the job (to a maximum of 6 weeks for long-serving employees), salaried employees (approximately 15% of the workforce) move to a maximum of 5 weeks of paid vacation and can take advantage of an unpaid leave of absence option, management employees start with 3 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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 long-service awards, year-end bonus program and stock purchase awards, performance bonuses, spot awards and peer-to-peer recognition awards for salaried positions
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement Rating: A

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)
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 3 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Ford Canada has 3 core corporate charitable initiatives: United Way (received the "Thanks a Million" award again last year), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and WE Charity (formerly Free the Children)
Community highlight Ford of Canada and its employees support close to 500 additional charitable organizations across the country through the Ford of Canada Volunteer Corps, Drive One 4 UR Community, Drive One 4 UR School, and other community programs and sponsorship initiatives.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Ford of Canada created a unique leadership course entitled "Thirty under 30" to provide young employees with a unique opportunity to work with non-profit organizations and learn civic engagement skills -- the company recruits 30 self-nominated employees to work with Ford of Canada's community partners to address dire community needs such as hunger, housing and education, as well as significant challenges faced by non-profit organizations such as fundraising and volunteer engagement
  • Ford of Canada maintains personnel development committees which oversee employee development, internal selection and placement, and succession planning
Ford of Canada employees participating in the Driving Skills for Life program  

Highlights

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,856
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Ford of Canada achieved zero waste to landfill status for all of its manufacturing facilities in Canada, a challenging feat for even the average homeowner -- and globally has 6 manufacturing facilities and 29 non-manufacturing locations that have achieved zero waste to landfill status -- efforts that translate to a 54% waste to landfill reduction per vehicle manufactured from 2011 to 2015
  • Ford of Canada and its parent company are keeping a long-term view as the economy makes the transition to a low-carbon economy through ongoing investments in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles -- over 40% of its vehicle brands will come as electrified options by 2020
Ford of Canada employee in the company's Volunteer Corps assists at a Tim Hortons camp event  

Highlights

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,856
Employee green team Unifor-Ford Workplace Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering (est. prior to 1975)
Formal strategy/policy name Global Mobility Through Changing Times
Green highlights formal Climate Change Strategy (encompasses many facets of the business, from greener production facilities to greener automobiles), increased use of recycled content and sustainable materials in vehicle production, partners with suppliers to increase use of eco-friendly packaging and has reduced waste to landfill by 54% globally with 6 manufacturing facilities and 29 non-manufacturing locations achieving zero waste to landfill status (from 2011 to 2015), the company's food services is moving to a zero waste policy, replacing all polystyrene dishes and cutlery with biodegradable materials, ongoing investments in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (over 40% of its vehicle brands will come as electrified options by 2020)
Extended recycling wood, plastic, metal, wastewater (sent to treatment plant), recovered paint solids, oils, chemicals, tires, glass
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes

The Career Directory

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ford of Canada employees prepare to compete in the annual Peter Klosch Have A Ball hockey tournament

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Automobile Manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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