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Amex Bank of Canada

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Amex Bank of Canada was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Over the past year, Amex Canada supported employee health and wellness by offering resources on a variety of topics (such as caregiving while working from home and ergonomic training), virtual fitness classes, and Unplug Days to expressly provide paid time off for employees to focus on self care
  • Additionally, Amex Canada offered virtual drop-in sessions with in-house counsellors and provides a separate benefit for mental health practitioners (up to $3,000 per year)
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Amex Canada offers a variety of financial perks, including signing bonuses for some, year-end bonuses for all, referral bonuses, and a share purchase plan, available to all employees
Employees volunteer to plant trees in the community through Amex Canada's ​charitable program, 'Serve2Gether'  

Highlights

Industry Credit card issuing
Established in Canada 1850
Publicly traded yes
Parent company American Express
Parent company head office New York, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,648
Part-time employees in Canada 38
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 47 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $4,450 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $3,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

COVID-19

Pandemic response increased communications (virtual town halls, video updates from the CEO), Q&A session with the company's chief medical officer, resources on health and wellness topics including tips for caregiving while working from home, ergonomic training, well-being webinars (topics include reducing stress, nutrition and sleep, to name a few), a variety of virtual fitness classes, social events such as healthy cooking at home demos and happy hour sessions, mental health awareness training, drop-in sessions with in-house counsellors, subscription to a mental fitness app, Unplug Days to expressly provide paid time off for employees to focus on self-care

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Amex Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Amex Canada's "Women at Amex" strategy actively supports the development and advancement of female employees -- impressively, women currently represent 56 per cent of senior leadership roles and 71 per cent of the company's board of directors (up from 53 and 57 per cent respectively in the past year) in addition to representing 61 per cent of employees overall
  • Amex Canada maintains 10 colleague networks across the organization, including groups for millennials, women, families, women in technology, employees representing Asian communities, and employees representing Hispanic communities, just to name a few
  • In recognition of mentorship and sponsorship as key factors to career growth and development, Amex Canada created the Diversify Your Network event to help support employees develop a diverse suite of mentors and sponsors from across the organization -- developed in partnership with the Women's Interest Network and the Millennial Network, the "speed networking" event connected internal colleagues with mentors from varying lines of business and will continue to be offered annually
Senior executives at Amex Canada shared the importance of gender equality at an International Women's Day panel  

Highlights

Industry Credit card issuing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,745
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Diversity Officer
Formal commitment global diversity and inclusion team, inclusion and diversity metrics are built into scorecard metrics used to evaluate performance
Retention and development programs conducts pay data analysis to assess relative equity, held various senior women leader roundtables
Employee resource groups 10 active colleague network chapters, including Women's Interest Network, Women in Technology, BEN (Black and African American employees), HOLA (Hispanic origin and Latin American employees), ANA (Asian employees), PRIDE+, SALT (Christian employees), Millennial Network, BlueEN Virtual Employee Network and Families at Amex Canada
Training and awareness diversity recruitment guidelines, resources on generational and gender intelligence, inclusive leadership self-assessment, inclusive leadership program for leaders (later opened up the training organization-wide)
Diversity highlights participates in the Canadian Mental Health Association's Not Myself Today campaign, annual events and celebrations to recognize important dates such as the International Day of Pink, Black History Month, Pride Month and International Women's Day, launched The Ambition Project to document women's experience with ambition (as part of this initiative, its existing shadowing program will be expanded globally to give women of all levels access to advocates in senior positions), senior leaders spearheaded the launch of the Belonging at Amex program in 2020, which was supported by workshops on inclusion with a focus on how to support new colleagues, underrepresented colleagues and colleagues who are struggling with personal issues
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Forward Together (sponsored the annual women's conference)

The Career Directory

Amex Bank of Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Amex Canada employees hold an informal meeting

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit card issuing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company American Express
Parent company head office New York, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
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 Account Management, Credit Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Project Analyst, Business Analyst, Travel Consultant, Sales Representative, Engineer, Java Developer, Associate Product Manager
Starting salary $60K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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