Univar Canada Ltd.
Employees at Univar Canada  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

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

  • Univar Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the company's success through profit-sharing
  • Univar Canada invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to $3,000), subsidies for professional accreditation and a variety of in-house and online training programs
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Univar Canada provides retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options
A Univar Canada employee operating a forklift  


Industry Chemical Wholesale and Distribution
Established in Canada 1924
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Univar Inc.
Parent company head office Downers Grove, IL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, Richmond BC, Calgary AB, Regina SK, Vancouver BC, Fort St. John BC, Grande Prairie AB, Red Deer AB, Saskatoon SK, Dorval QC
Full-time employees in Canada 722
Part-time employees in Canada 24
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
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 3 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online 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

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