Lafarge Canada Inc.
A Lafarge Canada employee on the job site  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • Varying by employee group, Lafarge Canada helps employees save for the future with matching RSP contributions, defined benefit or defined contribution pension plans
  • Lafarge Canada supports a number of local and national charitable organizations each year, focusing on initiatives that support education and sustainable construction -- employees also provide feedback on which initiatives to support and are encouraged to volunteer with paid time off
  • Lafarge Canada encourages employees to keep their skills sharp through apprenticeships, mentoring, in-house and online training programs, and tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions
Staff of Lafarge Canada volunteering their time for the Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Publicly traded yes
Parent company LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Parent company head office Jona?, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Bath ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS, Laval QC, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 6,844
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 51 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Lafarge Canada provides co-op placements and internship opportunities in a number of different business areas including concrete, aggregates, pipe, ready-mix, asphalt, environment, finance and logistics (to name a few) -- placements range from 4 weeks to 12 months in duration and may include a living allowance, rent-free accommodations and airfare to and from school, depending on the location
  • Lafarge Canada's 18-month Lafarge Leadership Development Program helps cultivate future talent for leadership positions, including new hires and recent grads -- participants are assigned a mentor for the duration of the program, complete projects on topics related to Lafarge's business, and present completed projects to senior management and leaders
A Lafarge Canada employee  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Bath ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS, Laval QC, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 6,844
Student opportunities summer jobs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives knowledge transfer days which provide opportunities for employees from various locations and product lines to meet and tour different Lafarge locations and factories

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

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

  • Along with a global Women's Task Force, Lafarge Canada recently committed to a 2030 action plan, which includes a goal of having 30 per cent of management roles held by women by the year 2030
  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career organizations to help job-seekers of diverse backgrounds access meaningful employment, such as Champions Career Centre, Immigrant Services Calgary, and Aboriginal Link
A Lafarge Canada plant employee  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Bath ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS, Laval QC, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 6,844
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Formal commitment global women's task force, human resources diversity and inclusion committee
Diversity highlights scholarships for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students enrolled in University of Manitoba's Engineering Access Program
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Women Engineering the Future (sponsor), Catalyst (sponsor), YWCA (career counselling and mock interviews for women), Champions Career Centre (mock interviews for job-seekers with disabilities), Edmonton Immigrant Services Association, ASSIST Community Service Centre, Aboriginal Link, First Nations Friendship Centre

The Career Directory

Lafarge Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employees of Lafarge Canada volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Parent company head office Jona?, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Bath ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS, Laval QC, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
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 Estimator, Project Coordinator, Engineer In Training, Technical Specialist, Market Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Land Assistant, Manufacturing Analyst, Financial Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Quality Control Analyst
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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