KMPG employees attending the lawn bowling fundraiser event 'Lawn Summer Nights'

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • KPMG lets everyone share in the company's success through profit-sharing and encourages employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and a defined contribution pension plan
  • KPMG helps employees balance work and their personal lives through a variety of flexible work options including a Personal Care program, which provides employees with up to 50 hours of paid time off annually to help with a range of personal matters such as family emergencies, bereavement, moving, religious observance and personal appointments
  • KPMG encourages employee volunteerism through its Community Leadership Strategy and maintains a Community Leader Award to recognize employees who have made significant or unique contributions to their community -- award recipients receive matching donations and the flexibility to volunteer during the work day
KPMG employees from Team Canada celebrate winning the firm's international case competition

Employer Background

Industry Accounting
Established in Canada 1840
Parent company KPMG International
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,620
Part-time employees in Canada 186
Full-time employees worldwide 188,982
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 35.6
Longest serving employee 44.7 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the Toronto head office was constructed to meet LEED Gold standard, consuming 40% less energy than comparable buildings, employees were consulted on interior design and the office features easy access to the city's underground PATH walking network and subway system, BIXI bicycle (shared-use) stations nearby, outdoor courtyard with gardens, recently opened a second full-service office northwest of Toronto in the City of Vaughan, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table, open café areas on every floor, private room for personal phone calls, main lounge area is the "KPMG Kafe", which is also used for employee gatherings, offering seating for 80 employees and great views of the surrounding city
Snacks available apples, bananas, pears and oranges, granola bars, coffee/espresso machine
Other nearby amenities YMCA, University Settlement Recreation Centre, fitness club, unique glass walkways and street vendors, urban plaza area (Cloud Garden Park) across the street, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, most of the city's major sports and entertainment venues are within walking distance including Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Royal Alexandra Theatre

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Company organized social events yes
Recent social events employees enjoy a number of formal and informal events at offices across the country, including Friday afternoon socials, ski trips, end-of-tax season celebrations, a Winterfest celebration in Toronto, summer barbecues, participation in the annual "Big 4 Battle of the Bands" fundraiser (an evening of music and friendly competition featuring bands from the largest accounting firms in Canada who compete and raise funds for the United Way), employee sports teams and events across the country including curling bonspiels, hockey tournaments, skating, dragon boat club, skiing and snowboarding, cycling, broomball, bowling and golf tournaments, tennis, soccer, ultimate frisbee and cricket, organized social and volunteering initiatives for retired employees
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications KPMG Today/KPMG Aujourd'hui, an online communication portal that features firm-wide news as well as sub-sections for regional and departmental news, dedicated Diversity and Inclusion, IT, and Health and Safety portals, state-of-the-art Halo Room for virtual meetings with locations across the country and around the world, dedicated alumni newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note KPMG 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
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits year-end bonuses for non-executive personnel range from 2% to 14% of salary, formal WorkPerks discount program (includes numerous products and services for employees and their families), relocation support services for new hires and current employees within or moving to Canada

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note KPMG has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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 15 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage 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)
Other health plan information flex plan includes a base amount of flex dollars that vary by coverage level required (including single, couple and family), eyecare (amounts vary with flex plan), fitness reimbursement program of up to 75% of the cost of annual fees as well as initiation fees for gym membership or other fitness plans (such as golfing or skiing), up to 1.25% of an employee's annual salary for home gym equipment and weight management programs, retiree coverage continues for dependents in the event of the retiree's passing
Family-friendly benefits note KPMG has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $6,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $20,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, emergency short-term daycare
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information formal Working Parents Network, Special Parents Network (virtual support group for parents raising children with physical, emotional and behavioural needs), sends special information packages to parents on leave midway through their leave to support their transition back to work, formal Backup Care program (for children or eldercare), enlightened Personal Care program (up to 50 hours of paid time off for personal matters)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A

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
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information additional vacation purchase program for both full- and part-time employees (purchased through payroll deductions in 1 week increments), Personal Care Program (offers 50 paid personal hours for employees to use for personal matters)

Employee Engagement & Performance 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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), online peer recognition program called SHINE that features a variety of award levels measured through a point system (with awards ranging from $25 to $1,500)
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 75% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs summer and co-op internship training program, internship opportunities for new Canadians in partnership with TRIEC's Mentoring Partnership Program, local and global secondment opportunities, national onboarding program for newly hired employees, formal 2-year women's leadership development program (Women in Line for Leadership), 3 to 6 month international placement program (Tax Trek Global Mobility Program) to gain international experience

Community Involvement 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
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 300 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way Toronto (raised over $2.2 million last year), Free the Children and Me to We (national We Day sponsorship), Bike for Mike (Hamilton), Motionball of Sport (Halifax), READ Saskatoon, Ride to Conquer Cancer, World Partnership Walk, Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, Lawn Summer Nights in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight KPMG encourages employee volunteerism through its Community Leader Strategy which focuses on 3 key components: the community engagement of KPMG employees; strategic engagement of the firm in its respective communities; and minimizing the environmental footprint of its operations. The firm's Community Leader Awards program recognizes employees who have made significant or unique contributions to their community and rewards them with matching donations and flexibility to volunteer during the work day. And, the firm operates the longstanding KPMG Foundation, which provides grants and matching donations (up to $5,000) to charities of employees' choosing.

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • For nearly a decade, KPMG has supported the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative Accounting Mentorship Program to encourage Aboriginal students to pursue post-secondary education and future careers in accounting -- the firm also maintains a First Nations and Aboriginal Students Awards scholarship program for students enrolled in business or the First Nation Financial Administration program at post-secondary institutions, and offers mentoring services to help them develop resume writing and interviewing skills, as well as assist with summer job search and internship applications
  • KPMG is committed to supporting the advancement of female employees, offering various training opportunities such as Women in Line for Leadership (WILL) to develop high-potential senior-management women, and a mentoring and leadership coaching initiative for female employees -- additionally, the firm maintains the Women's Interchange Network (WIN) as well as WIN@Leadership, a career development program to help women cultivate professional relationships
  • KPMG recently partnered with Canada Company's Military Employment Transition Program to provide employment assistance to Canadian Armed Forces members, reservists, veterans and military spouses -- the firm pledged to find opportunities within the organization, as well as connect them to related resources such as peer support networks and reservist leave options
Students from the Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance's 2017 DiverCity case competition working with their mentor, KPMG's Talent Attraction Specialist, Hazen Andrews (left)
"To truly embrace inclusion of the Aboriginal community and of all our people, what we must do is listen, be honest about what we don't know, learn and be responsive to their needs. Our people are our greatest strength both as a firm and as a society, and internally, our goal is for each and every KPMG employee across Canada to feel comfortable bringing their "whole self" to work regardless of your own unique heritage." Mary Lou Maher, Chief Inclusion Officer


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Inclusion Officer
Formal commitment maintains a diversity and inclusion council and a mental health strategy
Employee resource groups Women's Interchange Network (est. 2004), Pride@KPMG, Ibero-America Network, Team Italia, Ismaili Network, East Asian Network, Jewish Network, Salam Network, Christian Network
Diversity highlights annual 2-day WILL conference, mental health week events, the firm's diversity team recently completed the workplace mental health leadership certificate program, sponsors GRIS-Montreal (an organization that teaches awareness and inclusion of LGBT community in schools across the province), sponsors the Rotman Pride Alliance Case Competition for business students from the Rotman and Schulich Schools of Business, sponsors Sacred Circle (a Me to We, Free The Children social enterprise that offers a youth leadership program for self-identified Aboriginal students)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), GroYourBiz (mentorship for women entrepreneurs), Canadian Business SenseAbility (member), Job Opportunity Information Network (employment opportunities for persons with disabilities), Women's Executive Network, Community MicroSkills Development Centre (workshop for female entrepreneurs), Pride at Work Canada, The Triangle Program (independent school for LGBTQ students), Indspire (Inclusion Works career fair for Aboriginal peoples)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • KPMG's Sustainability Office Champions helped create and organize waste reduction, recycling and reuse programs at offices across the the country including initiatives to recycle everything from pens to e-waste, tracking paper consumption (the firm reduced annual paper usage by 46 percent since 2008) and eliminating use of bottled water -- one of its offices is located in a building that boasts an impressive 97 percent waste diversion rate
  • As part of its international efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, KPMG succeeded in reducing its worldwide emissions by 29 percent in 2010 over a baseline year of 2007 -- the firm has since set a new target that is equal to a 50 percent reduction by 2020 over the baseline year of 2007
  • KPMG's head office is an impressive state-of-the-art building located in downtown Toronto and built to the LEED Gold certification standard, using approximately 45 percent less energy than comparable buildings -- the firm also leases office space in a number of BOMA BEST certified buildings and is in the process of constructing and renovating offices in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver to the LEED Gold certification standard -- just under 50 percent of its Canadian-based employees work in LEED buildings
KPMG employees taking part in the Power To Play community leadership initiative


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Employee green team Sustainability Office Champions (responsible for leading office Green Teams)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives National Executive Director of Community Leadership
Formal strategy/policy name Global Green Initiative (international program)
Green highlights reduced global greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent in 2010 over a baseline year of 2007 (has set a 2020 goal of 50 percent over the baseline year of 2007), formal print strategy has reduced paper consumption by 46 percent since 2008
Extended recycling e-waste, office furniture (usable furniture is donated to local charities), extensive recycling program at head office
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Bike to Work Week, Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve, Grand River Conservation Authority, Sustainable Kingston, ReForest London, Sustainable Montréal, HRM Bike Week, City of Fredericton's Greenshops, Queen's University Solar Design Team, London's Million Tree Challenge, Essex Regional Conservation Authority
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Pending
Building footprint includes water efficient fixtures, energy efficient and motion sensitive lighting, low emission and recycled material used in its construction, carpets made from recycled materials, surplus furniture donated to local community organizations, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • KPMG created "Avenues", a program for graduates in the early stages of their career -- the program offers work experience across audit, tax and advisory practices as graduates work towards their professional designation and consider specialization -- participants are also assigned a dedicated Development Manager to provide coaching and feedback
  • With the recent introduction of CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF), the firm created a college recruitment program for individuals who may not be interested in becoming a qualified CPA -- KPMG partnered with 35 community colleges across Canada that offer 2- to 3-year accounting diploma programs and developed a new Associate role within its Audit practice, and supports associates as they pursue the ACAF certification
  • KPMG's internship program provides opportunities for young people to gain diverse experience in a range of audit and non-audit functions, as well as an opportunity to spend half their internship abroad at a KPMG member firm, with previous participants traveling to New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland -- summer interns also recently participated in the Consulting for a Cause Case Challenge and presented a business case on some of the challenges non-profit organizations face
Members of KPMG's campus team and participants of the firm's summer internship program in Toronto


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,620
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives annual "Offer Party" for campus graduates who accept offers of employment during the fall recruitment season, 2-day "Ace the Case" workshop to help undergraduate students improve their case-writing, analytic and presentation skills (local teams compete nationally, and the winning team moves on to compete in the 3-day KPMG International Case Competition with all expenses paid), national summer student conference called Executive Look, Experience Community Leadership program for students to experience the firm's community leadership strategy firsthand

The Career Directory

KPMG LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
KPMG summer interns compete in an ultimate frisbee tournament

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Accounting
Parent company KPMG International
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Staff Accountant, Audit Associate, Consultant, Senior Consultant
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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