Gildan Activewear Inc.
Summer interns at the head office of Gildan Activewear in Montréal  

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Gildan Activewear Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2018):

  • 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 adopt healthy habits through a dedicated Health Month, which includes onsite cardiovascular health assessments, neck and shoulder chair massages, lunch and learn sessions on stress management, sleep deprivation and fatigue, and sessions on mental health awareness
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Gildan Activewear offers up to 4 paid days off during the winter holiday season
Gildan Activewear employees discussing the company's latest collection  


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 653
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 27.28 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, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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