Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Ford of Canada employees during the company's annual ball hockey tournament in support of mental health  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Through the head office's onsite fitness facility (with subsidized employee memberships), Ford of Canada offers a number of health and wellness initiatives that are open to all, from fitness classes to healthy heart classes and blood pressure clinics, to mental health initiatives to an annual onsite health and wellness expo
  • Ford of Canada supports ongoing employee development through generous tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly related to their current position (up to $6,000 annually) as well as a number of in-house training and development initiatives, including apprenticeships, paid internships, mentoring, in-house and online training programs
  • Ford of Canada offers generous discounts on new vehicles through a formal new vehicle purchase plan -- the popular program features generous discounts on up to four new Ford vehicles each year and is open to employees, retirees and their families
Ford of Canada employees kick off the company's ninth annual charity ball hockey tournament, which raises money for Canadian mental health initiatives  

Employer Background

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Established in Canada 1904
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,069
Part-time employees in Canada 144
Full-time employees worldwide 190,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 43 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities free parking, electric vehicle charging stations
Workplace features walking trails, onsite print shop, glass showroom of new vehicles, onsite child care centre (operated by Kids & Company), telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, table tennis, vending machines, dedicated mindfulness and meditation room, fridges, microwaves and coffee makers on every floor
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Other food options at main location offers a variety of food options, including daily hot specials, salad bar, fresh soups, fresh baked goods and frozen treats
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, pilates, Zumba, spin), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainer available upon request, open 24/7, retirees and family members may also access facility, outdoor basketball nets
Other nearby amenities Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, Joshua Creek, sports fields (soccer and baseball), hockey arena

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Life and Culture Social Committee (est. 2018)
Past social events holiday social event with photo booth, pancake breakfasts and summer barbecues, annual ball hockey tournament, Halloween celebrations, special driving and product launch events, wellness events, department events, soccer and hockey teams, golf league and movie days
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits employees can participate in the Ford Auto purchase program that offers generous discounts on employee purchases (up to 4 new Ford vehicles each year), varying by position, profit-sharing and year-end bonuses, matching RSP contributions may be available for salaried employees (18% of employees), and salaried compensation rates are reviewed annually

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Ford of Canada 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
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health plan information laser eye surgery (to $400 per lifetime), and salaried employees (18% of employees) receive an annual health spending account ($3,900) and can transfer unused credits to salary, savings or extra vacation time
Family-friendly benefits note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 65% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits child care onsite, emergency short-term child care, academic scholarships of up to $1,500 per child
Additional family-friendly information salaried employees (18% of the workforce) have flexible work options, including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work weeks, telecommuting, and may extend their parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Ford of Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 6 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 7 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 4 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Additional time-off information vacation for unionized employees increases incrementally, moving to 2.2 weeks after their second year and 3 weeks after 6 years on the job (to a maximum of 6 weeks for long-serving employees), salaried employees (approximately 18% of the workforce) move to 3 weeks after 4 years on the job and a maximum of 5 weeks of paid vacation, management employees start with 3 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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 online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

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 training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 3 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, Terry Fox Run, Toy Mountain
Community highlight Ford of Canada's charitable focus is supporting initiatives in the communities where its employees live and work. Employee feedback and suggestions are welcome and the company encourages employees to get involved through the corporate Ford of Canada Volunteer Program.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Ford of Canada created a special leadership course entitled "Thirty Under 30" to provide young employees with a unique opportunity to work with non-profit organizations and learn civic engagement skills -- the company recruits 30 self-nominated Ford employees who work with non-profits over the course of a year to address challenging social issues, utilizing strategies in design thinking and technology
  • Each year, Ford of Canada hires up to 70 co-op students for 12-month work placements, rotating between departments every four months -- through the program, participants gain experience in both software and hardware product development
Ford of Canada employees celebrating at a previous Culture Day  

Highlights

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,069
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities personnel development committees which oversee employee development, internal selection and placement, and succession planning
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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

Here are some of the reasons why Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Ford of Canada and its parent company (with operations worldwide) reduced manufacturing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per cent from 2010 to 2017 -- having achieved this result ahead of its original 2025 goal, the company has a new target to reach an absolute reduction of 18 per cent by 2023
  • Ford of Canada and its parent company are keeping a long-term view as the economy makes the transition to a low-carbon economy with an ongoing multi-year strategy that includes spending $11-billion by 2022 to develop and offer customers 40 hybrid vehicles, including 16 fully electric models -- one of which includes the new all-electric Mustang Mach-E high-performance utility vehicle
Ford of Canada employees at an event to showcase the company's new all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E   (Photo credit: Lubin Tasevski)

Highlights

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 7,069
Part-time employees in Canada 144
Employee green team Unifor-Ford Workplace Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering (est. prior to 1975)
Formal strategy/policy name sustainability report (Our Future is in Motion)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights reduced manufacturing carbon dioxide emissions by 30% from 2010 to 2017 (achieved this result ahead of its original 2025 goal -- has since set a new target of an absolute reduction of 18% by 2023), as part of its sustainability strategy, the company has developed targeted strategies, including a climate change strategy, sustainable materials strategy, renewable energy strategy and a circular economy strategy, formal climate change strategy (encompasses many facets of the business, from greener production facilities to greener automobiles), increased use of recycled content and sustainable materials in vehicle production, partners with suppliers to increase use of eco-friendly packaging
Noteworthy initiatives parent company's ongoing multi-year strategy (includes spending $11-billion by 2022) to ensure the development of hybrid vehicles and electric versions of its most popular nameplates, including the Mustang and F-150 pick-up trucks)
Building footprint includes electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting
Extended recycling wood, plastic, metal, aluminum, wastewater (sent to treatment plant), recovered paint solids, oils, chemicals, tires, glass, reduced waste to landfill per vehicle by 61% globally (over the baseline year of 2013), 9 sites (includes all Canadian facilities) have achieved zero waste to landfill status, the company's food services is moving to a zero-waste policy, replacing all polystyrene dishes and cutlery with biodegradable materials
Commuter amenities walk to public transit

The Career Directory

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ford of Canada employees prepare to compete in the annual Peter Klosch Have A Ball hockey tournament

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Automobile manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Parent company head office Dearborn, MI, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Waterloo ON, Bramalea ON, Montréal QC, Windsor ON, Oakville ON, Edmonton 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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