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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

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

  • 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 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
  • Amex Canada significantly ramped up mental health resources during the pandemic, introducing a new mental health awareness training program for leaders (to help them better recognize changes in the emotional well-being of team members), provided employees with a one-year Calm Premium subscription to help manage stress, drop-in sessions with well-being counsellors, mini stress relief sessions such as yoga, stretches, meditation -- and senior leaders shared why mental well-being is important to them, bringing awareness to the subject, facilitating learning from each other's self-care practices and breaking the stigma around mental health
Amex Canada employees at the company's Black History Month celebration in 2020  

Highlights

Industry Credit card issuing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,648
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives chief inclusion and diversity officer, global inclusion and diversity council, Canadian inclusion and diversity council
Performance management and accountability self-identification survey, inclusion and diversity council ensures market accountability for inclusion and diversity results
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 Colleague Network, Virtual Offie Network and Families at Amex Canada
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies regularly reviews compensation practices to ensure pay equality and transparency
Recruitment initiatives inclusive hiring guide, targets for recruitment of diverse students
Retention and development programs held various senior women leader roundtables, mentorship and ally program for underrepresented talent in partnership with BEN
Training and awareness initiatives mandatory belonging and unconscious bias training, allyship training, diversity recruitment guidelines, resources on generational and gender intelligence, inclusive leadership program for leaders (later opened up the training organization-wide, includes inclusive hiring, meetings and work allocation), various guides on the roots and impact of racism and bias, panel discussion on how employees can talk to their kids about race and racism, 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
Diversity highlights 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 (topics include how to support new employees, underrepresented employees and employees who are struggling with personal issues)
Highlights from the past year introduced mental health awareness training for leaders to help them support team members, in addition to drop-in sessions with well-being counsellors, launched "Let's Talk About Race in Canada" series in partnership with BEN and the executive team, holding discussions with prominent Black and Indigenous voices across diverse industries, launched a mentorship and grant program for BIPOC entrepreneurs in partnership with DMZ

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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