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IBM Canada Ltd.
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Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

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

  • IBM Canada manages a global leadership development program to nurture high potential female leaders who are expected to advance within two to four years
  • Additionally, IBM Canada hosted multicultural women leadership forums across various locations in order to foster leadership development and networking opportunities
  • IBM launched an industry white paper on gender transition in the global workforce and manages an LGBT+ Ally Championship Practitioner Badge program, with nominations assessed by local or regional diversity engagement partners
Members of IBM Canada's Women in Tech employee network group at a book reading  


Industry Software development
Major Canadian hiring locations Fredericton NB, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Markham ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Diversity Officer
Formal commitment Global LGBT+ Council
Employee resource groups seven Canadian business resource groups, each with an executive sponsor, groups include African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, Aboriginal Peoples, LGBT+, Persons with Disabilities and Women
Diversity training and awareness training on a variety of topics, including leading without bias, micro-inequities, and an LGBT+ Ally program
Diversity highlights Creating Your Leadership Journey (recently launched in Canada, leadership development for high-potential women), New Collar Jobs initiative (12-week apprenticeship that focuses on candidates' skills rather than academic qualifications), extensive mental health and wellness resources, longstanding mandate to assess accessibility of new products, as well as integrate accessibility requirements into the company's development processes
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (resume support, mock interviews and mentorship for new Canadians), ACCES Employment (participated in the 5th Job Fair for Highly Skilled Professionals and Newcomers), International Talent Acquisition Centre (hosted virtual career fair), Lime Connect, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Canada Company and Veteran Affairs Canada, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Business Enterprise National Council

The Career Directory

IBM Canada Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Participants of IBM Canada's Jumpstart program for new developers

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software development
Parent company IBM Corporation
Parent company head office Armonk, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Fredericton NB, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Markham ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Software Developer, Software Tester, Business Analyst, Entry level Consultant, Industry Consultant (MBA), Junior Project Manager, IT Specialist, Application Developer, IT Professional, Remote Technical Support Specialist, IT Project Coordinator, Securities Data Analyst
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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