Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Home Depot Canada employees   (Photo credit: Andreas Trauttmansdorff)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Employees working at Home Depot Canada's head office are encouraged to lead healthy, active lives, and have free access to an onsite fitness facility, featuring instructor-led classes such as yoga and circuit training -- additionally, the company organizes a number of related fitness and wellness initiatives, including a summer Olympics wellness challenge and healthy lunchbox presentations
  • Home Depot Canada recognizes exceptional performance through a number of internal awards, including the Homer Award for employees who go above and beyond the call of duty, and the "Orange-Blooded" award for non-retail employees who exemplify the company's core values
  • Home Depot Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the fruits of their labour with profit-sharing
Employees in one of Home Depot Canada's stores   (Photo credit: Lora Kakaletris)

Highlights

Industry Retail
Established in Canada 1996
Publicly traded yes
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,137
Part-time employees in Canada 16,137
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6 years
Longest serving employee 26 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
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 1 month
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Home Depot Canada participates in the federally-funded project "Ready, Willing and Able", a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, and member organizations to hire persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder
  • Home Depot Canada's Orange Ability employee network helped organize a mental health awareness week across its store locations as well as at head offices and distribution centres
  • Home Depot Canada created the Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative to improve career opportunities for female employees and has hosted over 90 WIL events since 2010 -- WIL events are open to retail employees as well as senior leaders and provide opportunities for peers to network and develop communication, leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
Home Depot Canada employees   (Photo credit: Andreas Trauttmansdorff)

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,137
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, HR, Sustainability
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion leadership council, chaired by the VP of HR
Employee resource groups Orange Women's Network (500 members), Orange Ability (persons with disabilities), Orange Mosaic (multicultural employees, 350 members), Orange Pride (LGBT, 250 members)
Diversity training and awareness training on unconscious bias during the hiring process
Diversity highlights Women in Leadership initiative to improve career opportunities for female employees, events organized by the company's employee resource groups such as diversity awareness week, Pride parade sponsorship across Canada, International Women's Day celebrations, "Come Out" networking events and a mental health awareness week
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships individual stores and distribution centres partner with a number of community organizations including DeafBlind Ontario, March of Dimes (persons with disabilities), Tri City Mental Health, Pride at Work Canada, the Older Workers Forum (older employees), Métis Nation of Ontario and Campbell River Indian Band

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Along with three LEED certified store locations and ongoing waste and energy consumption reduction initiatives, Home Depot Canada installed rooftop solar arrays at 49 locations, with each store array generating enough electricity to power approximately 39 homes per year -- and across the chain, employees work to find gas and electricity savings through "The Power Project" campaign
  • Home Depot Canada's longstanding and familiar "Eco Options" product line includes a variety of products that offer lower environmental impacts (as assessed by third party organizations) -- with over 1,700 products, the program helps Canadians make greener choices and supports sustainable practices through five key categories, including energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry practices
Home Depot Canada employees volunteer at a youth shelter in Edmonton, Alberta

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,137
Employee green team Sustainability Committee (est. 2013), District Environment Captains (representative for each of its 19 districts), Store Captains
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of HR, Communications and Sustainability (oversees a senior-level sustainability team)
Green highlights Eco Options brand of products (offers lower environmental impacts in the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry), The Warehouse (online collaboration tool that lets employees share their sustainability ideas across the company), The Power Project (campaign to involve store employees in finding gas and electricity savings), regular waste and energy use audits, exceeded its 20% target and reduced CO2 emissions by 30% over its 2004 baseline year
Extended recycling shrink-wrap, wooden pallets, scrap wood, metal, hazardous materials (paint, fertilizers etc.), batteries (works with the Packaging Consortium to reduce waste being sent from suppliers), labelled waste and recycling bins at stores across the country (found at 182 stores, helping to reduce waste volumes by 4.2% last year, even with overall company growth)
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Habitat for Humanity (donates returned and refurbished materials and products to the organization's "ReStore" outlets with over $9 million in products donated and diverted from landfill), manages consumer utility rebate programs in partnership with local utility companies (over $14 million in rebates on a range of energy savings products), celebrates World Water Day by showcasing water conservation products, Earth Day (hosted its first storewide sustainability survey), Waste Awareness Week
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, three store locations are LEED certified and its newest distribution centre features underground rain cisterns, an insulated white roof, high efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting systems, low VOC paints, adhesives and carpeting, water conservation systems and native plant landscaping, 49 stores have rooftop solar panel arrays installed (each array generates enough energy to power 39 average Canadian homes annually), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Home Depot of Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Home Depot Canada employees at an axe throwing event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Retail
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Analyst (Inventory, Supply Chain, Engineering), Coordinator, Specialist, Store Associate
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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