Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Employees of Sleeman Breweries volunteering for the United Way  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Sleeman Breweries Ltd. was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2019):

  • One of Canada's oldest and largest brewers, Sleeman Breweries continues to expand, making major investments and upgrades and adding over 100 full-time positions in Canada last year
  • Sleeman Breweries offers a number of financial incentives including year-end bonuses for some, profit-sharing for unionized personnel, and "Beer Privilege" (free beer) as a taxable benefit
  • Sleeman Breweries invests in ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies (to $4,000 per year) and offers opportunities for the next generation to gain meaningful experience through summer employment and co-op placements
Sleeman Breweries employees at a music festival sponsored by Sapporo   (Photo credit: Richard Roth)

Highlights

Industry Breweries
Established in Canada 1988
Parent company Sapporo International
Parent company head office Guelph ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Sainte-Foy QC, Jonquiere QC, Delta BC, Calgary AB, Gatineau QC, Guelph ON, Victoria BC, Chambly QC, Lachine QC, Sherbrooke QC, Vernon BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,094
Part-time employees in Canada 34
Average age of employees in Canada 42.17 years
Longest serving employee 35.48 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
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 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
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
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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

Here are some of the reasons why Sleeman Breweries Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • As a result of its extensive waste diversion efforts, Sleeman Breweries recently achieved 3R certification from the Recycling Council of Ontario -- and also completed a formal waste audit to identify successes and build upon its already extensive programs (in partnership with PragmaTech Waste Solutions)
  • Sleeman Breweries maintains an Environmental Steering Committee, responsible for overseeing various initiatives such as procurement policies and waste diversion programs, and also supports an in-house Regional Green Team, to help raise awareness and encourage employee involvement
Sleeman Breweries employees taking part in a house build for Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Breweries
Major Canadian hiring locations Sainte-Foy QC, Jonquiere QC, Delta BC, Calgary AB, Gatineau QC, Guelph ON, Victoria BC, Chambly QC, Lachine QC, Sherbrooke QC, Vernon BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,094
Employee green team Environmental Steering Committee, Regional Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Operations and Logistics
Green highlights achieved 3R certification from the Recycling Council of Ontario, Save our Souls reuse program for safety glasses and shoes
Building footprint includes LED lighting and motion sensors, wastewater treatment plant onsite
Extended recycling walk to public transit, electric vehicle charging stations

The Career Directory

Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sleeman Breweries employee Scott Ashman, supply chain supervisor, supporting the United way fundraiser

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Breweries
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Sapporo International
Parent company head office Guelph ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Sainte-Foy QC, Jonquiere QC, Delta BC, Calgary AB, Gatineau QC, Guelph ON, Victoria BC, Chambly QC, Lachine QC, Sherbrooke QC, Vernon BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads The company recruits graduates of University of Guelph's Food Science, Microbiology and Mechanical Engineering programs.
Typical new grad positions Finance Associate, Accounts Payable Associate, Accounts Receivable Associate, Human Resources Assistant, Merchandiser, Quality Assurance Technician, Field Marketing Representative
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Additional vacation information employees receive 2 to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, depending on their position

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