General Electric Canada / GE
GE Canada employee on a turbine

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why General Electric Canada / GE was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • In the past year, GE Canada launched the Balance the Equation initiative, committing to employing 20,000 women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics roles by 2020, and obtaining 50/50 representation for all technical entry-level programs
  • GE Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers a number of additional financial incentives, including signing bonuses for some employees and referral bonuses of over $5,000
  • Employees working at GE Canada's head office can stay in shape with subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility that features instructor-led classes, personal training services, and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
GE Canada employees participating in the organization's volunteer program

Highlights

Industry Diversified Technology and Equipment Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1892
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Oakville ON, Bromont QC, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Vancouver BC, Peterborough ON
Full-time employees in Canada 6,132
Part-time employees in Canada 13
Average age of employees in Canada 44.8
Longest serving employee 53 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 $300 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
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 Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why General Electric Canada / GE was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • GE Canada helps recent finance grads gain work experience through a Financial Management Program, a 2-year early career initiative that includes 4 rotational assignments in areas such financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing and forecasting -- the program also includes coursework, job assignments and interactive seminars
  • GE Canada manages a Water Engineering Program to expose engineering grads to a variety of functions including engineering, technology, service and commercial -- participants are situated at the organization's Oakville location and travel extensively throughout North America over the course of the program
  • Through GE Canada's CA Training Program, participants gain experience in controllership, compliance, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting and process innovations, to name a few
GE Canada employees gathered for a team photo after a day's volunteering at the YMCA's Camp Cedar Glen

Highlights

Industry Diversified Technology and Equipment Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Oakville ON, Bromont QC, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Vancouver BC, Peterborough ON
Full-time employees in Canada 7,213
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Young People's Network, Information Technology Leadership Program, Software Development Leadership Program, Commercial Leadership Program

The Career Directory

General Electric Canada / GE has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
GE Canada employee at the aviation testing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Diversified Technology and Equipment Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Oakville ON, Bromont QC, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Vancouver BC, Peterborough ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
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
Other info for new grads General Electric manages a number of entry-level programs for students and recent grads including a Financial Management Program, a CPA Leadership Program, the Edison Engineering Development Program, a Commercial Leadership Program, an Operations Management Leadership Program, a Software Development Leadership Program and a Graduate Engineering Training Program.
Typical new grad positions Software Developer/Engineer, Software Test Developer/Engineer, Project Engineer, Vulnerability Researcher, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Account Manager, Sales Representative, Field Representative, Project Management Specialist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Cash Application Specialist
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 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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