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

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2023):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco supports its new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for 8 weeks) and supports new parents-to-be with generous fertility support subsidies, to $15,000
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco helps employees plan for life after work through retirement planning assistance services and contributions to a defined contribution pension plan
  • 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)
Joe Almeida, Tyler Wood, Anna Bakarich and Scott Lord, 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 hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 4,765
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.8 years
Longest serving employee 49.7 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Hybrid work launched a remote work program in 2019, moving employees to remote work where possible, and has since updated the program to include a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in the office (or more if desired) for eligible employees
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Onsite workplace features extensive Canadian art collection, 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, dedicated creativity lounge areas
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, specialty food items and seasonal options throughout the year, overtime meal program
Other food options at main location head office complex offers 2 additional food services outlets, including Tim Hortons service
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (free personal training, group classes and health support programs), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, the company maintains 3 staffed onsite fitness facilities, including the fully staffed F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre located nearby (situated on over 40 hectares, the facility features tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, driving range, beach volleyball court, 2 arenas, gymnasium and the fitness facility, the centre is open to retirees and family members)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Past social events hosted a number of department-level virtual events, including after-work happy hours, coffee breaks and games nights, traditionally hosts some of the largest employer social events in the country (postponed during the pandemic) such as the longstanding Christmas party and Canada Day celebrations for employees (and their families and retirees) and an annual family skating day at the F.H. Sherman Recreation 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
Other in-house communications increased communications during the pandemic, including regular updates from senior executives

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, discounts on a variety of products through the online Perkopolis discount site, including vehicle purchase discounts through the company's automotive customers, referral bonuses that are redeemable for merchandise

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 there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option 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 are eligible for retiree coverage (100% premiums with no age limit)
Additional health and wellness initiatives in-house wellness programming (programs include health assessments, injury prevention, diabetes prevention, post-cardiac rehab and post-physiotherapy, smoking cessation, fitness and mental health programming, 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge, hosted Back to Basics fitness program virtually
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 6.25 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
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
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 3 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, 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 lifetime tuition maximum of $24,000, employees also have access to a variety of online training programs hosted through the onsite ArcelorMittal Regional Learning and Development Centre

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 26 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Bay Area Restoration Council, Bruce Trail Conservancy, Halton District School Board, Royal Botanical Gardens, Scientist in School, Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton, YWCA Hamilton, Shalem Mental Health Network, Dundas Youth Chaplaincy, and many more
Community highlight The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Corporate Community Investment Fund (CCIF) has three primary areas of focus, including STEM programs, health and well-being (with a particular focus on mental health), and environment and conservation with a particular focus on decarbonization and biodiversity In addition, the Dofasco Employee Donations Fund supports numerous local initiatives, including the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief program and services, health and human services, food and emergency food services, education, environment, arts and culture, children and seniors -- the fund donated $734,000 to 26 local organizations in the past year

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • 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 and Q&A session with the president and CEO and executive team members
  • 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
  • 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  


Industry Iron and steel mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 4,765
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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