Vidéotron Ltée
A winner is escorted towards the stage at Vidéotron Ltée's Excellence Awards Gala   (Photo credit: André-Olivier Lyra)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Vidéotron Ltée was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019):

  • Along with a defined contribution pension plan, Vidéotron Ltée helps employees prepare for the long term with retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options
  • Vidéotron Ltée supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for 18 weeks) and offers the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Vidéotron Ltée invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to $1,710) as well as a variety of in-house and online training options
Vidéotron Ltée retail employees celebrate their recognition at a gala for the company's retail network   (Photo credit: Marc-Olivier Dutton-Godard)

Employer Background

Industry Communications, Cable and Subscription Programming
Established in Canada 1964
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Quebecor Media Inc.
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Québec QC, Joliette QC, Chicoutimi QC, Saint-Hubert QC, Longueuil QC, Gatineau QC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,365
Part-time employees in Canada 1,280
Full-time employees worldwide 5,368
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.17%
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is a 19-floor office tower in Old Montréal, shared with its parent company Quebecor Media Inc. and includes distinctive features such as an urban roof, Quebecor Gallery on the ground floor which regularly features exhibitions from well-established and up-and-coming artists, "active room" to transform classic furniture into "active" furniture to encourage physical activity, sit-stand workstations
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (spin, pilates, Tabata, outdoor boot camp, yoga, running group), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities YMCA, fitness club, Square Victoria Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Vidéotron Social Committee (est. 1979)
Recent social events Grand Rendez-vous, Gala des Prix d'excellence, Tournée de la Presidente, meeting Bonhomme Carnaval, annual barbecue, recognition cocktails
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Vidéotron Ltée has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home internet, employees may enjoy a range of the company's products and services free of charge or at a low cost, such as cable television, Internet, residential and mobile phone services

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan note Vidéotron Ltée has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information some employees have a flexible health benefits plan and a health spending account
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 5 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Vidéotron Ltée has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 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 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 5 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information some employees receive 3 weeks of vacation to start

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), Excellence Awards and Gala, Retail Network Recognition Gala (more than 100 awards for the sales force given at the gala, including agents, assistant managers and regional management)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 2 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,710 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,710 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs dedicated women's mentorship program

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 12 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way/Centraide, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie
Community highlight Vidéotron's charitable focus includes natural disasters, health and children. Since 2013, Vidéotron has participated in the Tree of Lights initiative for children at CHU Sainte-Justine.

The Career Directory

Vidéotron Ltée has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Vidéotron Ltée president Manon Brouillette (front) snaps a selfie with employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications, Cable and Subscription Programming
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Quebecor Media Inc.
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Québec QC, Joliette QC, Chicoutimi QC, Saint-Hubert QC, Longueuil QC, Gatineau QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,710 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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