Gildan Activewear Inc.
Gildan Activewear employees at the corporate headquarters in Montréal  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Gildan Activewear Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

  • Gildan Activewear's community involvement strategy is focused on education, active living, entrepreneurship, and the environment -- and employees are encouraged to get involved with matching charitable donations (to $500 annually) and company donations for employee volunteer time (to $15 for each volunteer hour)
  • Gildan Activewear provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 90% of salary for 18 weeks) and offers a variety of alternative working arrangements for when they return
  • Gildan Activewear encourages employees to become recruiters for the company with generous new employee referral bonuses when they successfully recruit a friend (up to $2,000)
Summer interns at Gildan Activewear  


Industry Apparel manufacturing and distribution
Established in Canada 1984
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 577
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 24.35 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 85% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), 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 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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