Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Inside the bike room at the head office of Ivanhoé Cambridge in Montréal   (Photo credit: Genevieve Giguere)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Montreal's Top Employers (2019):

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge offers a number of financial perks and benefits, including year-end bonuses for all employees, referral bonuses of up to $1,500, and company-arranged discounts on a number of products and services, from car rentals to amusement park admission to spas and fitness memberships
  • In addition to three weeks of starting vacation allowance, Ivanhoé Cambridge manages a number of unique initiatives to help employees balance work and their personal lives such as "TGIF" and "My Birthday" earned days-off programs (up to six days off each year) and a formal Sick and Family Care Days policy (employees can take up to seven days off for sickness or to help out with an ill family member)
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge's head office is located within walking distance of Old Montréal, with many excellent restaurant options and live entertainment in the summer -- additionally, employees can leave their cars at home as the office includes indoor bike parking, an annual bike tune-up clinic, and is located only a few steps away from the city's Métro and a BIXI shared-bike station
Lemonade offerings in the lobby of Ivanhoé Cambridge's Montréal head office  

Employer Background

Industry Real estate investment and management
Established in Canada 1953
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,039
Part-time employees in Canada 231
Full-time employees worldwide 1,084
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.02%
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 46 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features head office building is LEED Gold EBOM-accredited, received the BOMA Canadian Earth award for its many environmental features as well as a Level 4 BOMA BEST certification, workplace includes an annual bicycle tune-up clinic, indoor bike parking for up to 150 bicycles (in the winter, half of the parking area is converted into a bike training room with 5 trainer stands), umbrella loan program for rainy days, a BIXI shared-bike station out front (free access for employees during the workday), a valet and car wash service, spacious dining area with television screens and WiFi access for personal use, four additional restaurants in the building complex (variety of menu selections), telecommuter workstations, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available fresh fruit at reception, summer deliveries of fresh local produce (employees can order baskets which are delivered to the office weekly)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (muscle tone, spinning, stretching), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainer service, physiotherapy and massage therapy
Other nearby amenities 1000 de La Gauchetière skating rink (10,000 square foot indoor rink, open all year), fitness club, Old Port of Montréal, Lachine Canal National Historic Site, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Montréal Science Centre, Place des Arts de Montréal, walking distance to Old Montréal (with many excellent restaurant options and live entertainment during the summer months)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name ICL'FUN (est. 1994), each office location also maintains its own social committee
Recent social events Christmas parties for employees at offices across the country (as well as a separate party for children of employees), variety of holiday celebrations hosted throughout the year, a number of charitable fundraising initiatives, new property openings (employees are invited)
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications ongoing Inspirational Speaker Series (invited guest speakers on a range of topics), "Leadership Breakfast" conferences throughout the year where employees have the opportunity to sit down with senior leaders and ask questions over breakfast

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, company-arranged discounts on a range of products and services including car rentals, amusement park admissions, telecommunications service (Rogers and Telus), computers, spas and fitness memberships, senior personnel (Vice President level and above) participate in a defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information wellness program, unique "Fit for Good" program covers registration fees for sports activities benefiting non-profit organizations
Family-friendly benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information daycare centre is exclusively for employees

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information TGIF and My Birthday earned days-off program (up to 6 days each year), formal Sick and Family Care Days policy (up to 7 days each year for personal illness or to help out with an ill family member), duration of unpaid leaves of absence are determined individually

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Bravo award and recognition program for exceptional performance, which includes a variety of rewards such as vacations, concert tickets and home appliances
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs onboarding program (for new employees and managers), leadership and succession planning program

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 4,700 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,000 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Children's Ability Fund, Alzheimer Society of Canada, La Foundation Québec Jeunes, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Université du Québec à Montréal, Movember Canada, Canada-India Business Council, WWF Canada, Cité des Arts du Cirque, Niagara Jazz Festival, The Salvation Army, Toronto Cat Rescue, United Way/Centraide campaigns across Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Ivanhoé Cambridge maintains a corporate Donations and Sponsorships Policy to help guide its charitable efforts. Additionally, through the company's Give and Take Days program, employees receive two paid days off each year for volunteer work with a charitable organization in their community. 219 employees donated over 1,500 volunteer hours last year. Employees also volunteer to support a selected community organization in their region as part of Ivanhoé Cambridge's annual Giving Back Day each fall, with over 450 employees participating last year from more than 20 properties and offices worldwide.

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

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

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge conducts annual waste audits at all of its properties and established five year waste management targets that saw its overall waste diversion rate increase by nearly 60 per cent over a baseline year of 2010 -- the company also has ongoing programs to track electricity and water consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge has set LEED Gold certification as a minimum standard for all new office building constructions, with most of properties managed by the company certified by a recognized environmental program, including 77 per cent BOMA BEST certified and 56 per cent LEED certified (up from 39 per cent in 2015)
Employees at Ivanhoé Cambridge's Montréal location take part in a workshop on caring for the office's rooftop bee hives  

Highlights

Industry Real estate investment and management
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,039
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President of Communications, Corporate Marketing, CSR and International Affairs
Formal strategy/policy name Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Sustainability Strategy, Energy Policy, Water Policy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights formal annual "Give Back" volunteer initiative across the company (recently planted trees last year with local organizations), annual waste audits at all managed properties (set five year waste management targets), tracks electricity and water consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions
Building footprint includes green roof, LED lighting, has set LEED Gold certification standard as the minimum target for all new office building constructions, 83 per cent of Canadian properties are BOMA BEST certified and 56 per cent of its office buildings are LEED certified (up from 39 per cent in 2015), rooftop bee apiary
Extended recycling organics (93 per cent of property locations have composting programs in place), cooking oils/grease, construction waste, metal, coffee cups
Commuter amenities head office employees have free use of BIXI shared-use bike service, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships WWF (National Sweater Day and Earth Hour), Earth Day

The Career Directory

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ivanhoé Cambridge staff celebrate the opening of Outlet Collection Winnipeg

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Real estate investment and management
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads formal "New Employee Welcome Program", regularly scheduled "Leadership Breakfasts" where employees meet informally (and enjoy breakfast) with senior personnel for an open and wide-ranging discussion about the company's operations
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Financial Analyst, Assistant Property Manager
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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