Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada employees in the field  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • Lafarge Canada helps employees save for the future with contributions to defined benefit or defined contribution pension plans, or matching and non-matching RSP plans, depending on their employee group
  • Lafarge Canada invests in the long-term development of high potential employees through an 18-month leadership development program that consists of four face-to-face modules coupled with assignments and projects
  • Lafarge Canada supports a number of local, national and international charitable organizations each year, focusing on initiatives that support education, the environment and sustainable construction -- the company also encourages employees to get involved by offering paid time off to volunteer
Lafarge Canada employee onsite  

Highlights

Industry Concrete Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Publicly traded yes
Parent company LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Parent company head office Calgary AB
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
Full-time employees in Canada 6,726
Part-time employees in Canada 9
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, non-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
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months
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
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 1 paid day)

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

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

  • 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 hosts "Precast Days" to provide learning opportunities to students currently in the process of obtaining an engineering degree -- students from various post-secondary institutions are invited to spend a day touring one of the company's precast facilities to gain a better understanding of how Lafarge's products are made
  • Lafarge Canada recently expanded its 18-month Lafarge Leadership Development Program (LLDP) to include new hires that are recent grads, with a commitment to ensure 50% of program participants are female -- 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
An operations employee at Lafarge Canada  

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
Full-time employees in Canada 6,726
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, 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

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career organizations to help new Canadians find work, and recently hosted 3 interns through Immigrant Services Calgary's Maple 2.0 program -- additionally, the company works with Bredin Centre for Learning to facilitate 10-week internships for new permanent residents
  • Along with a newly created global Women's Task Force, Lafarge Canada sponsors and attends the Women Engineering the Future Expo and the Bespoke Conference
A Lafarge Canada employee in front of one of the company's mixing trucks  

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
Full-time employees in Canada 6,726
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Formal commitment global women's task force, HR committee on diversity and inclusion
Diversity highlights internships for newcomers through Immigrant Services Calgary's Maple 2.0 program, also hosts mock interviews and workshops on resume writing, interview preparation and networking strategies in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary, 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 Expo (sponsorship), Champions Career Centre (mock interview sessions for job-seekers with disabilities), Edmonton Immigrant Services Association, ASSIST Community Service Centre, Indspire, Aboriginal Link (sourcing diverse candidates), Aboriginal Careers (sourcing diverse candidates), First Nations Friendship Centre, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

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.
A plant employee at Lafarge Canada

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 Calgary AB
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
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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