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Hatch Ltd.
Robert Khalife, a staff member at Hatch's Montréal office, attends an employee recognition event   (Photo credit: Laurent Truong)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Hatch helps employees prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance services, along with a defined contribution pension plan and a health plan that extends into their retirement (shared premium contributions) with no age limit -- and offers phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Hatch recognizes employee dedication and accomplishments through an annual global awards program with a variety of categories, including best paper (for technical papers submitted at a conference or for publication), construction management, sustainability, innovation, and a recently added award for diversity and inclusion
  • Hatch's flexible health benefits plan allows employees to customize coverage to suit their personal needs and transfer unused credits to a health spending account, a group RRSP or taken as taxable income
John Bianchini (right), chairman and CEO at Hatch meets with employees at a networking event   (Photo credit: Glenn Sakaki)

Employer Background

Industry Engineering services
Established in Canada 1955
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Thunder Bay ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,381
Part-time employees in Canada 649
Full-time employees worldwide 6,608
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 14%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 49 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, corporate ride-sharing account
Workplace features located in Sheridan Science and Technology Park, head office is home to the Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art, which features pieces from Abraham Anghik Ruben, a contemporary artist of Inuit descent and an Order of Canada recipient, additionally, the workplace includes telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, board games, picnic tables and chairs outside, library and book exchange
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (morning yoga), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, healthy weight discussion sessions with a registered dietitian, personal training and massage therapy (available at additional cost)
Other nearby amenities Clarkson Community Centre, Winston Woods (with walking and running trails), iFly Toronto, mini golf, movie theatre

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name GTA Social Committee (est. 2002)
Past social events annual employee dinner to welcome all new employees, Halloween fundraising dress up, Take Your Kids to Work Day, Sustainable Development Week, annual dinner and dance at Christmas, Hatch Golf Day, an impressive variety of employee sports teams (volleyball, softball, dragon boat racing, road hockey, soccer, squash, and snowboarding)
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, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications global Manifesto Day (annual town hall), Hatch Hillers and the Quarter Century Club for retirees

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note Hatch has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for 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 Hatch has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% 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
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
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)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $400 each year
Additional health plan information unused health credits can be transferred to a health spending account, a group RRSP or taken as taxable income
Wellness initiatives annual Health and Wellness Day with a variety of exhibitors and clinics
Family-friendly benefits note Hatch has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 67% of salary for 20 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 67% of salary for 20 weeks
Adoption top-up phased-in return to work for new parents
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note Hatch 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 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

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 individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, quarter century celebration for milestone employees (25 years and every 5-year increment thereafter), quarterly Quality Award for individuals and teams, annual global awards program with a variety of categories including best paper (for best technical paper submitted at a conference or for publication), construction management, client relations and sustainability, to name only a few
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 65 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer (raised over $1.9-million for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation), Orbis Plane Pull for Sight, Elgin Mission, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dress for Success, Mining for Miracles, United Way
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight As part of its charitable focus, Hatch seeks to establish meaningful partnerships with the communities in which it works, looking for opportunities to assist and contribute to local communities in areas such as student education, Indigenous peoples, diversity and equal opportunity, and philanthropy.

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • Hatch's head office features water efficient appliances and automated building sensor technology, the "It's Cool to Be in the Dark" program to reduce AC and lighting usage in the summer months, native tree species planted on the grounds, bioswales to mitigate containments from water runoff, and a community garden where employees can practice their green thumbs
  • Hatch partners with Smart Commute and encourages employees to consider alternative transit, offering carpoolers $2.50 per passenger per one-way trip (along with the convenience of an online sign-up system and preferred parking spots for poolers) and cyclists $2 per day
  • Hatch's specialized environmental services practice group ensures that environmental and sustainable design considerations are factored into all of its projects -- the unique practice area provides support to engineering and technical departments and ensures social, environmental, carbon management and sustainable development considerations are incorporated into all phases of a project
Hatch employee at a work site   (Photo credit: Gillianne Tedder)

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Thunder Bay ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,165
Part-time employees in Canada 681
Employee green team Hatch Environmental Management System and Sustainable Development (SD) Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Managing Director, Environmental Services Group
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Policy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights conducted a greenhouse gas and energy management baseline survey (to help set targets and future goals) and participates in a company-wide global corporate carbon footprint initiative (encompasses travel, electricity and heating fuel consumption, paper and waste management), two-sided printing default and use of FSC-Certified papers (including paper with 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations, water efficient appliances and automated building sensor technology, "It's Cool to Be in the Dark" program to reduce AC and lighting usage in the summer months, community garden, native tree species planted on the grounds, bioswales to mitigate containments from water runoff
Extended recycling e-waste, organics, batteries, proper disposal and recycling of all waste at project sites (hazardous waste, scrap metals, treated and untreated wood, pipes, glass and insulation), eliminated disposable bottled water use, reusable or recyclable cutlery and dishes
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up
Community partnerships Smart Commute (partnership to encourage alternative transit incentives for carpoolers, $2.50 per passenger per one-way trip; and cyclists, $2 per day), environmental services group (incorporates and advocates for environmental and sustainable design considerations into all projects)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Hatch manages a Professional Development Program (PDP) to help recent grads in their first to third year of employment transition to the working world -- the PDP program is driven by the Young Professionals Committees at Hatch, who help plan events and present budgets for approval
  • Hatch regularly partners with universities across Canada to collaborate on educational, research and development projects as well as for scholarship grants -- the company sponsors the University of Toronto's Community of Practice for Engineering Leadership, which provides students with access to industry mentors and programs that focus on professional development
Hatch employees celebrated International Women's Day in the office last year  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Thunder Bay ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,381
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities in-house Professional Practice Exam prep course for individuals pursuing their professional engineering license, global mentor circles for professionals with 4 to 10 years of experience (each circle consists of 2 associate mentors and 6 employees, meeting once every 4 to 6 weeks via Skype), professionals with 4 to 10 years of experience can attend leadership workshops hosted by the University of Toronto's iLead program
Additional highlights orientation for new graduates (with presentations, speeches from senior leaders, and team-building activities), opportunities for young professionals to participate in the Enginuity competition (a global computer-simulated competition where teams manage a global construction business), scholarships for Indigenous students (offered in partnership with various universities across the country), summer and winter student showcase hosted 3 times a year for co-op students to present their work experience and projects
Dedicated employee resource group Young Professionals Committee, events include young professional mingles, monthly networking lunches and mentoring breakfasts, speed networking, and lunch or breakfast with senior leaders or board of directors (to name a few)
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 (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Hatch recently set a goal to have women represent 40 per cent of its workforce by 2023, and to ensure the company provides equal access to opportunity for women, Hatch will aim to have a third of all experienced hires and half of student and young professional interview slates be women -- additionally, the company is piloting a sponsorship program to address the advancement of women through its pipeline
  • Hatch partnered with Our Children's Medicine to 'Indigenize' its application process to help ensure it represents Indigenous way of life, culture, and that inclusion and systemic barriers are considered throughout an applicant's journey -- the company also offers scholarships and internships for Indigenous youth (in partnership with Indspire) and mentoring for students interested in engineering (as part of the Oskayak High School Job Shadowing Program in Saskatchewan)
Hatch employee, David Neilly (second from right) participated in a panel discussion for International Women's Day hosted by the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce  
"As a female engineer belonging to a visible minority, I’d faced many situations in the past that gave me the impression that in order for my opinions to matter, I needed to work much harder and prove myself much more when compared to my colleagues. There were parts of me that would wonder if this was a diversity issue, or if it was a fault in my character, maybe a lack of confidence or ability. However, I was surprised to find that those feelings began to disperse when I joined Hatch and have been diminishing since. This issue that I’d convinced myself was a reality for my future just didn’t matter anymore. I realized that at Hatch, your abilities and character are what define you. Diversity within the company then becomes an advantage, as it offers a wider array of ideas and a broader perspective." Nina Warrier, Geotechnical Engineer-in-training

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Thunder Bay ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,381
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chair, Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Formal commitment regional diversity and inclusion committees, global diversity and inclusion steering committee (lead by chairman and CEO)
Recruitment initiatives partnered with Our Children's Medicine to 'Indigenize' its application process to help ensure it represents Indigenous way of life, culture, and that inclusion and systemic barriers are considered throughout an applicant's journey, internship program for Indigenous youth (in partnership with Indspire), mentoring for Indigenous students interested in engineering (as part of Oskayak High School's job shadowing program in Saskatchewan)
Retention and development programs pilot sponsorship program to support the advancement of women
Training and awareness mandatory Indigenous cultural awareness training, unconscious bias training for leaders, toolkit to help employees incorporate diversity and inclusion considerations for tasks such as setting up meetings and events and leading teams
Diversity highlights launched a company-wide survey on diversity and inclusion (responses are utilized in determining the company's strategy), reviews demographic metrics on a monthly basis and also reports progress to employees via a diversity and inclusion dashboard, created two internal awards to recognize employee efforts for diversity and inclusion and Indigenous inclusion, diversity and inclusion design program (to encourage best practice in design procedures across all phases of client projects, includes composition of project teams to actual end product), global diversity and inclusion site (with news, blogs, company updates and resources), commemorates important dates such as International Women's Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, National Indigenous Peoples Day and Black History Month, participated in Montreal and Toronto Pride parades
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Catalyst, National Society of Black Engineers (sponsor), EngiQueers Canada, Women Who Rock (sponsor)

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Hatch employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Engineering services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Thunder Bay 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
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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