Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
TMMC employees  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2019):

  • TMMC employees can enjoy time off early in their careers, receiving 3.8 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job, moving to four weeks after only two years of employment and up to 6.4 weeks for long-serving employees
  • TMMC encourages employees to volunteer in the community with paid time off, matching employee charitable donations and financial donations for employees who volunteer their time (to $250 for every 50 hours volunteered)
  • TMMC employees work in one of the largest manufacturing facilities in southwestern Ontario and can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, such as free membership to an impressive fitness facility (with full gymnasium), an employee lounge with games room, a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, outdoor walking trails, a baseball diamond, a basketball court, tennis courts, a soccer field, a children's playground and even a community garden for those wanting to exercise their green thumb
A TMMC employee in the company's Cambridge facility  

Employer Background

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Established in Canada 1986
Parent company Toyota Motor Corporation
Parent company head office Toyota City, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 8,767
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 20%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.4 years
Longest serving employee 30.5 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations
Workplace features manufacturing operations are housed in a custom-built facility that includes over three-million square feet of manufacturing space (the largest in the region), head office administrative buildings are open-concept (including the President's office) and includes a showroom (which features the very first Corolla built at the facility, as well as a complete lineup of current vehicles), a fully staffed health centre and onsite ergonomists help set up workstations, sit-stand workstations, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities television, table tennis, employee communication and break rooms with televisions
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, subsidized meals, Tim Hortons kiosks in all cafeterias
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, fully staffed 30,000 square foot Corolla Park Centre offers a range of health and recreational activities for employees, outdoor 14-acre park with walking trails, children's playground, baseball diamond and organized sporting activities such as hockey, soccer, squash, badminton, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, tennis, baseball and volleyball
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Riverside Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, convenient highway access, regional airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name TMMC Social Club (est. 1986)
Recent social events children's Christmas party and summer Family Fun Day picnic for approximately 8,000 team members and their families, birthday lunches, summer barbecue, December holiday meal, golf tournament, bus trips to theatre shows, casino and sporting events
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, dress-for-your-day policy
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $200) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounts of new Toyota vehicles for employees of up to $1,000 off dealer cost ($800 for family members), vehicle lottery for the option to purchase company-owned vehicles, longstanding program features the use of a white Lexus RX350 on an employees' wedding weekend (or children of employees) complete with a full tank of gas and complimentary cleaning of the exterior and interior

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note TMMC has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 82% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 40 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit 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, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information unused health credits can be allocated to a health spending account for additional coverage
Family-friendly benefits note TMMC has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 65% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $1,250 per child

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A

Vacation note TMMC has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.8 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6.4 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 4 days off
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information vacation increases to 4 weeks after 2 years and to 4.8 weeks after only 3 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
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, long-service awards, Kaizen suggestion program that awards points for suggested and implemented cost-saving ideas (employees can accumulate and cash out points when they wish), monthly themed participation rewards (such as safety month, quality month, earth month, etc.)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, 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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,936 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 474 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Oxford County Community Health, Kinbridge Community Association, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, United Way (over $620,000 raised last year), Habitat for Humanity, Grand River Conservation Authority, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, United Way (over $630,000 raised last year)
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight The company established focus groups with representation from the public, charitable organizations and employees to help determine its focus for the years ahead. As a result, initiatives related to social services were deemed most important, followed closely by support for education and the environment. TMMC offers a $500 seed money grant to help employees establish their own fundraising initiatives (and follows up with a matching donation to the funds raised, up to $500).

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

Here are some of the reasons why Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • TMMC's diversity and inclusion infrastructure is comprised of an Executive Diversity Leadership Council (to champion initiatives across the organization), a Diversity Advisory Council (to share and test ideas), and a Department Diversity Council (to support the implementation of the company's 5-year plan)
  • TMMC created a task force to focus on attracting women -- activities include engaging the company's women-focused business partnering group to understand root causes and generate ideas, reviewing current recruiting methods and advertising to ensure materials are free of gender bias, and investigating strategic partnerships
  • Additionally, TMMC participates in the annual Toyota North American Women's Conference, which helps create networking opportunities and eliminate barriers for female employees across the country -- the company also created a mentorship program to increase engagement and improve advancement opportunities for women
TMMC staff participating in a Habitat for Humanity's Women Build  
"Being a female engineer working in the automotive industry, I have faced many challenges in my career. Although these challenges have sometimes caused me to question my choice to pursue a career in STEM, TMMC's commitment to diversity and inclusion has empowered me to be part of the positive changes for women in our company and industry. Toyota's approach to understanding the root causes of the gender equity issues within our organization and setting realistic goals that aim to address these root causes has given me hope in our ability to truly progress towards being a more inclusive work environment for women." Samantha H., Specialist

Highlights

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 8,767
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Regional Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Formal commitment executive diversity leadership council, diversity advisory council, department diversity council
Employee resource groups ERGs are referred to as Business Partnering Groups (BPGs), BPGs include: Women Impacting and Influencing Toyota, ToyotAbility (visible, invisible, permanent or temporary disabilities), Multicultural Outlook Shaping an Inclusive Canada (MOSAIC, visible minorities), Spectrum (LGBT+) and Young Professionals
Diversity training and awareness training on unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion (also available in Japanese)
Diversity highlights mentoring program for women, annual Toyota North American Women's Conference, LGBT+ BPG hosted a "How to be an Ally" event, dedicated site for diversity and inclusion, diversity month celebrations in November, global minority sourcing program (is currently developing a similar initiative for local implementation)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships YWCA (mock interviews for women), Woodstock District Developmental Services (participates in the JobLinks program to employ developmentally delayed adult workers), Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Pride at Work Canada

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

Here are some of the reasons why Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • TMMC employees and their families initiated an onsite tree-planting nursery at the Cambridge facility in 2009 planting hundreds of trees at the Woodstock site -- and over 30 green-thumbed TMMC employees manage onsite organic charity gardens at its Cambridge and Woodstock locations, donating over $3,200 worth of organic fruits and vegetables to local charities
  • And one TMMC employees manages honey bee apiaries at the Cambridge facility producing over 68kg of honey last year that was also donated to a local charity
  • TMMC manufactures a variety of automobiles, including hybrids in Canada, and is a subsidiary of an international corporation that has established long-term goals to develop low- and zero-emission manufacturing plants (by 2050) and vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles
Staff at TMMC volunteer at the Grand River Conservation Authority  

Highlights

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 8,767
Employee green team Environmental Engineering Department (comprised of employee representatives from each manufacturing area)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Environmental Director (also the VP of Manufacturing)
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Environmental Kaizen Awards (improvement activities), winning local teams move on to compete against other teams in North America (TMMC regularly places well in the competition), formal environmental suggestion program, Energy Management Organization team (new initiative to lead programs to optimize energy use and reduce emissions), Enviro Update (annual electronic environmental newsletter), Green Pledge program (encourages employees to share how they will help the environment in the year ahead), Cambridge facility began manufacturing the hybrid Lexus RX 450h in 2014 while the parent company focused on the long-term development of low- and zero-emission manufacturing plants (by 2050) and vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles
Noteworthy initiatives has dedicated over 80 hectares of its land for wildlife habitat that includes a variety of local wildflower and milkweed species to address Monarch butterfly habitat losses -- the initiative was completed in partnership with Canadian Wildlife Federation and has earned the company official Monarch Butterfly Waystation status
Building footprint includes onsite organic charity garden (the TMMC Giving Gardens produced over $3,200 worth of organic fruits and vegetables that were donated to local charities), 0.67-hectare bee pollinator garden with indigenous wildflower seeds to attract butterflies and bee pollinators (new four-hectare garden planted at the Cambridge site), numerous bird boxes at the Woodstock and Cambridge facilities, new Combined Heat and Power co-generation facility produces electricity using a heat recovery steam generator (produces enough electricity to power 7,000 homes), new LED lighting conversions and daylight occupancy sensors
Extended recycling e-waste, organics, returnable packaging used for 99 per cent of North American sourced parts (set a zero waste goal back in 2004 with approximately 95 per cent of all waste recycled or composted today)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online car-pool sign-up
Community partnerships Woodstock Wetland Trail Walk (constructed an extension of an existing trail in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the trail is primarily used by the Thames Valley District School Board), Lids 4 Kids (employees encouraged to properly recycle coffee lids in special bins, the company has donated $10,000 annually to children's charities through this program), Grand River Conservation Authority, Upper Thames Rivers Conservation Authority, Oxford County Children's Water Festival, Shade Mills Conservation Centre (featuring the Toyota Nature Centre and Toyota Nature Trails), Earth Day (known as Earth Month, includes a variety of environmentally-themed activities at the company and in the community, from e-waste collection to enviro-trivia contest for prizes), Earth Hour, Wildlife Habitat Council (received recognition for its comprehensive wildlife management plan)

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