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ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
Emma Bates, an employee at ArcelorMittal Dofasco operates a coil transporter  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2024):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports an internal wellness team that offers programming with a focus on "Be Well, Move Well, and Eat Well" -- trained staff administer health assessments, injury prevention programs, diabetes prevention, post-cardiac rehab and post-physiotherapy programs, as well as the annual Personal Best Program to help employees kick off the new year with a healthy start (personalized coaching to help participants achieve their goals)
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports long-term personal and professional development through generous tuition subsidies for courses both related and unrelated to an employee's current position (to a $24,000 lifetime maximum) and offers academic scholarships for children of employees who wish to pursue post-secondary education (up to $2,500 per child)
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports its new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for eight weeks) and provides parents-to-be with support for fertility drugs and treatments if needed, to a lifetime maximum of $15,000
Members of ArcelorMittal Dofasco's commercial sales team  

Employer Background

Industry Iron and steel mills
Established in Canada 1912
Parent company ArcelorMittal
Parent company head office Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Major Canadian locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 4,709
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.2%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.8 years
Longest serving employee 50 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features head office is located on a 750-acre manufacturing complex and features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, board games, table tennis
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Other food options at main location head office complex offers 2 additional food services outlets, including a Tim Hortons
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (spin, strength), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, the company maintains 3 staffed fitness facilities onsite, including the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre (featuring a variety of recreation programming available to employees and their friends and families)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Past social events departmental events such as bowling, laser tag, and rock climbing, company-wide events such as a movie night in the park (with family members and friends), and a family Christmas and holiday party with an ice show and family skate at the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress Fridays, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits profit-sharing plan available to some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 40 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 30 days
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $250 every 2 years
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $800 each year
Additional health plan information some employee groups (employees hired before January 1, 2013) are eligible for retiree coverage (100% premiums with no age limit)
Additional health and wellness initiatives internal wellness team offers programming with a focus on "Be Well, Move Well, and Eat Well" (trained staff administers health assessments, injury prevention programs, diabetes prevention, post-cardiac rehab and post-physiotherapy programs), the team also organizes an annual Personal Best Program to help employees kick off the new year with a healthy start (personalized coaching to help participants achieve their goals)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $15,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B-

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information employee vacation increases to 3.75 weeks after 4 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

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 online recognition platform, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, online recognition program called "Thanks A Ton," which awards redeemable points for merchandise, gift cards, and donations to charities
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 4 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 development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs learning week organized every June, ArcelorMittal University (develops and provides leadership, management, technical and language programs tailored to the needs of the company and the individual)

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 19 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Halton District School Board, Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton, Wesley Urban Ministries, YWCA Hamilton, Skills Ontario, Hamilton Out of the Cold, Greater Hamilton Food Share, Habitat for Humanity

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco partners with Mohawk College to operate one of Ontario's largest trades apprenticeship programs -- the program includes on-the-job hours, a certificate of qualification exam, and a certificate of apprenticeship upon completion
  • New employees at ArcelorMittal Dofasco's Hamilton campus participate in an extensive onboarding program that integrates classroom, shop, gamification and simulated training into its programming, as well as an off-site experiential learning program called Play to Win, where new employees attend an open forum with the president and CEO as well as other executive team members
  • Through partnerships in education across three local school boards, the company established the ArcelorMittal Dofasco High Skills Major program to provide high school students with a unique opportunity to explore STEM-related careers in the advanced manufacturing industry
Sam Milicia and John Medaric, central trades services employees at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, use the company's Creaform scanner to create 3-D models  

Highlights

Industry Iron and steel mills
Major Canadian locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 4,709
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities opportunities for global assignments
Additional highlights encourages young women to consider STEM careers through in-school mentorship and education initiatives, sponsors elementary and high school robotics competitions and coding clubs and provides employee mentors, sponsors the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (for grades 7 through 12), sponsors business case competitions, Skills Ontario competitions and hackathons, skilled trades apprenticeship program offered in partnership with Mohawk College, bursaries for graduating high school students who have participated in STEM or skilled trade programs, funds 3 scholarships for engineering students at McMaster University
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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