Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Retail store associates at Home Depot Canada  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Home Depot Canada maintains a charitable focus on ending youth homelessness in Canada and offers Orange Door Project Grants of up to $50,000 for registered charities that make repairs or refurbishments to a housing or support facility that benefits homeless youth
  • Home Depot Canada celebrates exceptional performance and achievement through a number of initiatives including the Angel Award for employees who consistently live the company's values, the Rolex Watch program for district and store managers, and the Homer Award for employees who demonstrate the company's values
  • Employees working at Home Depot Canada's head office are encouraged to lead healthy, active lives with free access to an onsite fitness facility featuring instructor-led classes such as yoga and circuit training
Home Depot Canada employees hold a meeting   (Photo credit: Andreas Trauttmansdorff)

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 13,175
Part-time employees in Canada 17,288
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 32 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, 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Home Depot Canada participates in the federally funded Ready, Willing and Able project, 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 created the Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative to improve career opportunities for female employees and has organized a number of events and initiatives since its inception in 2010, including speed mentoring sessions, professional development events, and a brown bag lunch series
Employees at Home Depot Canada   (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 13,175
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
Employee resource groups Orange Women's Network (500 members), Orange Ability (persons with disabilities), Orange Mosaic (multicultural employees, 350 members), Orange Pride (LGBT, 350 members)
Diversity training and awareness training to recognize unconscious bias during the recruitment process, diversity and inclusion training modules for new hires and leaders, gender transition guidelines
Diversity highlights WIL initiative to enhance career development and networking opportunities for female employees, Diversity Awareness Week organized by the company's employee resource groups, events to recognize important dates such as International Women's Day, World Autism Day, Mental Health Awareness Week and Pride parades across Canada
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, New Circles (employment skills workshop for new Canadians), COSTI Immigrant Services, Pride at Work Canada, Older Workers Forum, Métis Community Services Society of BC

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • Many Home Depot stores have longstanding partnerships with Habitat for Humanity chapters across the country -- through this partnership, Home Depot donates returned and refurbished materials and products to the organization's ReStore outlets, with all revenues donated directly back to the charity's program of building new homes for low-income families
  • Home Depot's formal sustainability strategy is built around three pillars to encompass all aspects of its operations including business operations, products and employee involvement -- the Sustainability Committee is responsible for measuring and evaluating the company's performance through a formal scorecard that tracks 29 performance metrics
  • 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
Store associates at Home Depot Canada   (Photo credit: Greg Mooney)

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 13,175
Employee green team Sustainability Committee (includes representation from across the company)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of HR and Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Strategy (based on three pillars: operations, products and associates/employee involvement)
Publishes sustainability report yes
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), Waste Awareness Week (recently hosted its fourth annual event to engage employees and have them test their knowledge of the company's waste and recycling programs), three formal waste audits annually, monthly energy audits, ongoing energy use reductions (over 20 per cent reduction over the 2004 baseline year), carbon emissions reductions (over 20 per cent over 2008 baseline year), longstanding preference for FSC certified wood products and recently updated wood procurement policy to only accept FSC certified wood products sourced from South America and Africa
Noteworthy initiatives unique "Eco Options" brand of everyday home products offer lower environmental impacts in the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry
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)
Extended recycling shrink-wrap and other soft plastics, beverage containers, wooden pallets, scrap wood, metal, hazardous materials (paint, fertilizers etc.), batteries (includes household, cellphone and power tools), labelled waste and recycling bins at stores across the country, organics (at some stores)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships 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 $15 million in rebates on a range of energy savings products), celebrates World Water Day by showcasing water conservation products, Earth Day (distributed an online environmental checklist for all employees to measure their own environmental actions), employee volunteering initiatives last year include support for the National Wildlife Centre in Caledon, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Retail
Full-time employees in Canada 10,001 to 25,000
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, 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, Finance), Coordinator, Specialist (Marketing, Human Resources, Central Operations), Store Associate
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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