Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited
BCG Canada employees collaborate in the Toronto head office library   (Photo credit: Michael Tenaglia)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

  • BCG Canada offers inclusive family-friendly benefits such as surrogacy reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, and coverage for fertility procedures, as well as maternity and parental leave top-up -- and supports a Families@BCG network to connect parents and caregivers
  • BCG Canada strives to make mental health support more accessible through generous coverage (up to $10,000 per year) as well as appointments with an in-house registered psychologist -- and supports a local wellness committee that provides grassroots programming to further support employees with initiatives such as a Wellness Day, hosting dogs for a visit in the office, and onsite massages
  • BCG Canada's head office is located in the new state-of-the-art CIBC Square office development in downtown Toronto -- employees receive subsidized memberships to a shared-use fitness facility onsite that offers instructor-led fitness classes, and the firm's head office offers a quiet library, wellness rooms, large, flexible and comfortable lounge spaces, and "touchdown" spaces and cafés on each floor where employees can work and socialize
BCG Canada employee Josiane works in the Toronto office lounge   (Photo credit: Michael Tenaglia)

Employer Background

Industry Management consulting
Established in Canada 1963
Parent company The Boston Consulting Group
Parent company head office Boston, MA, United States
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 542
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Full-time employees worldwide 30,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 5%
Average age of employees in Canada 33 years
Longest serving employee 37 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station, corporate ride-sharing account, dedicated ride-share pick-up location in the underground parking area, covers the costs of transportation for employees working after-hours
Onsite workplace features head office is CIBC Square (currently finishing construction of a one-acre elevated park), workplace features a quiet library, wellness rooms, large, flexible and comfortable lounge spaces, "touchdown" spaces and cafés on each floor, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, foosball table, board games
Snacks available fruit, nuts, snack bars, carrots, cheese and crackers, oatmeal, M&M’s, almonds, trail mix and cookies
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, free meals daily, take-home meals
Other food options at main location free daily catered lunches
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, group fitness classes, massage and physio available at an additional cost

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name BCG Canada Social Committee (est. 1993)
Past social events end of summer bash, holiday celebrations at offices across Canada (hosted at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto), a family skating day, annual Stampede event in Calgary, office-based sports teams such as soccer, hockey, basketball, and cycling
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, concierge services available, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications quarterly conferences with guest speaker, TED@BCG series (educational talks from current employees, alumni and clients), town hall meetings, Women@BCG podcast

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 non-matching RSP
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $15,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $700 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 10 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), 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. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $10,000 each year
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $1,500 each year
Additional health plan information surrogacy reimbursement of up to $75,000 (lifetime maximum), lifestyle account can be used to cover home renovations, pet insurance, personal travel, and cleaning services (to name a few examples), psychologist services (in-house and virtual), benefits also includes access to a health service navigator (to help employees and their families understand medical conditions, treatment options, and the health care system) and the Cancer Care Path program (specialized counselling, guidance, and support if the employee or loved one is diagnosed with cancer)
Additional health and wellness initiatives local wellness committee (initiatives include a Wellness Day, “dogs in the office” and massages), dedicated intranet and newsletter on well-being, access to Headspace (meditation app), access to wellness workshops (Body + Soul Fitness) and on-demand fitness classes (through Wellable), participates in the Not Myself Today campaign
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $80,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 26 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 14 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 26 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $75,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Additional family-friendly information 10 days of back-up care (child or adult) per year, Families@BCG network for parents and caregivers, family care benefit (8 weeks of paid leave for employees caring for an immediate family member facing a serious health condition)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note BCG Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 10 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information 3 additional vacation days provided in 2023, unlimited paid personal days for unexpected situations such as family illness (determined on an as-needed basis), Time for You program (2-month leave while continuing to receive full benefits, can be used to recharge with family and friends, or to explore personal passions and pursuits)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Key to Purpose Awards (for employees who embody the company's principles), Paragon Awards (celebrates outstanding performance in a variety of categories including client service, operational performance, social impact, and ideas and innovation), the Women@BCG "Wave Maker" Awards, the Business Services Team Excellence Award
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs invests over $4-million on learning and development each year, LAB (Learning at BCG) portal (digital training resource with over 1,400 self-directed modules), learning and development day, social impact internships and client secondments (6 to 12-month leave to work with one of the company's non-profit partners), global mobility opportunities

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 7,800 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 30 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight BCG Canada organizes Day of Care activities to engage employees in volunteer work. In 2022, activities were focused on climate action and environmental consciousness, and included diverting waste from a landfill, preparing lunch kits for children, and city beautification in local parks.

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2023):

  • Along with international commitments to reach net-zero climate impact as a firm by 2030, BCG Canada supports employee green teams in its offices around the world with more than 1,300 employee volunteers in over 80 offices worldwide -- and has committed $400 million over the next decade to help introduce green initiatives across industries and around the world
  • BCG Canada has introduced numerous waste reduction initiatives, including removing all disposable water bottles and installing new water filtration systems, stocking all cafes and lounges with reusable coffee mugs, cups, plates and reusable utensils -- and has introduced numerous paper consumption initiatives, including switching to online resources that have helped reduce paper consumption by 10 per cent
  • BCG Canada launched the Aviation Climate Taskforce (ACT), a new non-profit organization that works with 10 major airlines around the world to accelerate breakthroughs in emerging technologies to decarbonize aviation
A BCG Canada employee attends the company's Day of Care gardening event  

Highlights

Industry Management consulting
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 475
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Employee green team Green Team (over 80 teams with over 1,250 employee volunteers worldwide)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director of Sustainability
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Green Team Awards (international recognition and awards program), program to reduce travel emissions with the goal of decreasing emissions by 30 per cent per full-time employee by 2025 over a baseline 2018 year, monthly green newsletter, formal employee "Climate Cadre" (over 100 employees) hosts monthly lunch and learns on topics related to sustainability and climate change), Climate Quarterly conference (open to all employees and featuring Canadian corporate leaders, researchers and in-house experts), Aviation Climate Taskforce (non-profit organization founded to accelerate breakthroughs in emerging technologies to decarbonize and address aviation pollution through synthetic fuels and direct air capture technologies)
Noteworthy initiatives BCG Centre for Climate & Sustainability (initiative to bring together over 550 experts addressing a range of topics, including biodiversity, circular economy, decarbonization, sustainable agriculture, water management, and more)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, new building is LEED Platinum accredited, high-efficiency water filters, high-performance glazing, smart metering technology that monitors energy consumption, Safe Flight program (dims lights to assist night-migrating birds)
Extended recycling e-waste, printer cartridges, polyester clothing, works with TerraCycle to capture food waste, containers and coffee pods, removed single-use water bottles (and installed filtered water systems), batteries, lighting
Commuter amenities bicycle parking, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships East York Kiwanis/Key Clubs (tree planting volunteering), Earth Day, World Wildlife Fund, Global Spark (hosted events to bring together students and industry thought-leaders from over 50 countries to discuss climate challenges and engage the next generation), Second Harvest (supports through its partnership with LEAP | Pecaut Centre to help the organization reduce waste and hunger through its food rescue program), Sustainable Societies (two week international conversation with global partners, including the World Food Programme, World Wildlife Fund, Save the Children, BlackNorth Initiative, Breakthrough Energy, Google X – the moonshot factory, IBM, League of Innovators, and many others), formal net-zero announcement includes a commitment of $400 million over the next decade to help its consulting teams to drive climate-related initiatives across industries and around the world

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

Here are some of the reasons why Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • New hires at BCG Canada are assigned an integration mentor to help navigate the organization while consultants are assigned a career advisor, who monitors and assesses their performance on a regular basis
  • BCG Canada hosts a Bridge to Consulting workshop, which enables first and second-year students from underrepresented groups to explore life as an associate at the firm and improve their interview skills -- participants in the workshop may also be selected for a consulting internship through the firm's Growing Future Leaders program
  • Recent grads at BCG Canada are also encouraged to develop a global perspective prior to their start date through social impact and language immersion fellowships, which allow new hires to work at a non-profit organization or take part in a language immersion program for a few months before starting full-time at BCG -- the program is available for recent graduates who have six months between their graduation and their official start date, and participants receive funding to support their endeavour
BCG Canada interns at the organization's skate day event   (Photo credit: Michael Tenaglia)

Highlights

Industry Management consulting
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 542
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
Unique training and development opportunities 12-week summer associate and consultant programs, summer interns are paired with a buddy and a captain, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, could attend dedicated events (welcome dinner, class excursions and term celebration), "office hours" program where staff can sign up for 30-minute mentorship conversations with senior staff, mentorship "pods" (small groups of employees at similar career points discussing challenges, best practices, and advice), The LAB (Learning at BCG) portal is constantly updated with tools, resources, case exercises, and video tutorials, "class deans" are assigned to cohorts of new employees (including first-year associates) and provide guidance and organize events, Business Services Team internships to provide co-op students with experience in operations (HR, talent acquisition, marketing, learning and development, and finance), Digital Rotation Program (1-year program, consisting of 2 6-month rotations at BCG's digital businesses), and cross-office staffing
Additional highlights various global mobility opportunities available to live abroad for a year (global ambassador program, associate abroad program, mobility marketplace), application support for graduate school (current associates and alumni, includes written recommendations, tuition reimbursement for GMAT/GRE classes, formal support program with coaching by former associates), Bridge to BCG program for current PhD, MD, JD students and post-docs considering a career in consulting, CEO Ambassador leadership program available to young people (participants typically join a team and work on one to two topics for 6 months, collaborating with senior leaders), Bridge to Consulting Workshop (interview prep support for first and second-year students from minority groups), social impact and language
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • BCG Canada ensures an inclusion assessor is part of all consulting professionals' twice-yearly structured performance management process to ensure that any potential biases are identified and not included in the evaluation
  • BCG Canada launched an Indigenous education series to help increase knowledge and awareness -- initiatives include Blanket Exercises, sessions hosted by Bear Standing Tall on working respectfully with Elders or Knowledge and Wisdom Keepers, and the launch of a reconciliation working group
  • BCG Canada established the Lift@BCG community to provide mentorship and professional development opportunities to employees who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary studies, grew up in low socioeconomic status households or those who are a first-generation Canadian
BCG Canada employees Jennika Gragtmans, Nan DasGupta, and Kathleen Polsinello attend a Women and Sport Panel event  

Highlights

Industry Management consulting
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 542
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives diversity, equity and inclusion centre of excellence, racial equity task force, Canada Inclusion Accelerator committee (cross-functional team that leads initiatives to accelerate the company's efforts)
Performance management and accountability hiring goal of 5% from the Black community, minimum of 3.5% of executive roles in Canada held by Black leaders by 2025
Employee resource groups Women@BCG, Pride@BCG, AccessAbility@BCG, Black+Latinx@BCG, Asian Diversity Network, Families@BCG, Lift@BCG
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies implemented a rotating inclusion assessor for evaluations who monitors the discussion to ensure potential biases are identified and not included in the evaluation (consulting professionals are evaluated twice yearly as part of BCG's global structured performance management process), Reconciliation Working Group, family support benefits include coverage for surrogacy and fertility procedures
Recruitment initiatives Bridge to Consulting recruitment program for students from underrepresented groups, virtual diversity fair for undergraduate students (included representatives from each of the company's employee networks)
Retention and development programs MDP champion program in North America to drive retention and advancement parity for Black consulting professionals (senior leaders serve as a champion and mentor for new employees in their first year), Apprenticeship in Action program for women (encourages development of performance-enhancing relationships and coaching on communication effectiveness), Women@BCG network offers customized development and sponsorship plans that connect women with the firm’s most senior leaders, pregnancy program (reduces staffing capacity on cases to improve flexibility for attending medical appointments), Return to BCG program to support women returning to the workforce, AccessAbility network provides mentorship and career support programs
Training and awareness initiatives building cultural diversity and inclusion (6-part program), embracing anti-racism (hour-long session with supplementary reading), Indigenous education series (Blanket Exercises, sessions on working respectfully with Elders or Knowledge and Wisdom Keepers, a teaching and sharing circle), Men as Allies program, LGBTQ2+ ally program, Authentic Conversations series, fireside chats and guest speakers sharing their perspectives (Serena Williams, Trevor Noah, Simu Liu)
Diversity highlights annual diversity, equity and inclusion week, mental health benefits coverage to $10,000 per year for psychologists, therapists and other mental health professionals, released The Pervasive Reality of Anti-Black Racism in Canada with CivicAction, access to virtual and onsite mental health professionals
Highlights from the past year expanded parental leave program (increased from 17 to 26 weeks, gender-neutral paid leave increased from 8 to 14 weeks), reinstated in-office services for mental health care

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Boston Consulting Group of Canada employees and interns at a fall team golf event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Management consulting
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company The Boston Consulting Group
Parent company head office Boston, MA, United States
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB
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 Associate, Consultant, Assistant, Specialist
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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