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Home Depot Canada
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Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot Canada was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Home Depot Canada maintains a charitable focus on ending youth homelessness in Canada and offers Orange Door Project Grants of up to $50,000 for registered charities that make repairs or refurbishments to a housing or support facility that benefits homeless youth
  • Home Depot Canada maintains a dedicated mental health strategy that focuses on awareness, workplace support, care and access, and actively participates in Mental Health Awareness Week (offices and retail locations)
  • Home Depot Canada offers a number of financial benefits including a share purchase plan (available to all full-time employees), profit-sharing, referral bonuses, and employer RSP contributions
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Highlights

Industry Retail
Established in Canada 1996
Publicly traded yes
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,591
Part-time employees in Canada 15,429
Average age of employees in Canada 44.83 years
Longest serving employee 34 years
Benefits note Home Depot Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

COVID-19

Pandemic response provided time off for employees ages 65 or older as well as for those determined to be at higher risk as per Health Canada guidelines, offered access to a digital wellness platform as well as virtual health care services (24/7 access to health care professionals)

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

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

  • Home Depot Canada participates in the federally funded Ready, Willing and Able project, a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and member organizations, to hire persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder
  • In 2017, Home Depot Canada established a gender transition guide as a resource for employees who may be involved in the transition (including the individual, supervisor, manager, peers or direct reports) -- additionally, the company partnered with The 519 to facilitate training and education on sexual and gender diversity, launching web-based training for all employees in the past year
  • Home Depot Canada created the Women in Leadership program to improve career opportunities for female employees and has organized a number of events and initiatives since its inception in 2010 (including content on career development, work-life balance, and networking)
A merchandising employee at work at a Home Depot Canada retail location  

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,591
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, HR, Sustainability
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion leadership council, mental health strategy
Recruitment initiatives individual stores and distribution centres partner with a number of community organizations to employ job-seekers who require support in gaining entry to the job market, including PALS Autism Society School, Signature Support Services (developmental disabilities), Inclusion Alberta (developmental disabilities), Rising Above (addictions), and COSTI Immigrant Services (to name a few)
Retention and development programs Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative to enhance career development and networking opportunities for female employees
Employee resource groups Orange Women's Network (500 members), Orange Ability (persons with disabilities), Orange Pride (LGBT), Orange Mosaic (facilitates intercultural understanding)
Training and awareness diversity and inclusion module during new hire orientation, unconscious bias workshop, training on leading inclusive teams, sexual and gender diversity workshop (facilitated by the 519)
Diversity highlights leaders review diversity metrics for their group and develop diversity action plans for the year, diversity metrics such as representation, hiring, promotion and turnover are discussed as part of the organization's talent planning process held twice a year, annual Diversity Awareness Week organized at each office and store, buttons for store associates such as "I Speak" badges, hard of hearing and pronoun buttons, events to recognize important dates such as International Women's Day, World Autism Day, Mental Health Awareness Week and Pride parades across Canada
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Pride at Work Canada, Council of Inclusive Work Environments, SCE Lifeworks, March of Dimes

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

Here are some of the reasons why Home Depot Canada was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Home Depot Canada's longstanding and familiar Eco Options product line includes a variety of products that offer lower environmental impacts (as assessed by third-party organizations) -- with over 1,700 products available, the program helps Canadians make greener choices and supports sustainable practices through five key categories including energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry practices
  • Home Depot Canada has 49 stores with rooftop solar panel arrays, with three store locations being LEED-certified -- and has incorporated many green features into its new constructions, including underground rainwater collection cisterns, water-saving sprinkler systems, drought-resistant and native planting species, high-efficiency HVAC systems, insulated white roof and additional energy saving features
Home Depot Canada associate working in the appliances department  

Highlights

Industry Retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 14,591
Part-time employees in Canada 15,429
Employee green team Sustainability Committee (includes representation from across the company)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of HR and Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Strategy (based on 4 pillars: operations, products, suppliers and employee involvement)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights 3 formal waste audits annually, monthly energy audits, ongoing energy-use reductions, (and has set significant carbon emissions reduction target for the coming decades), longstanding preference for FSC-Certified wood products and recently updated wood procurement policy to require FSC certification for wood products from South America, Africa, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, The Power Project (encourages associates to make behavioural changes to reduce stores' energy performance)
Noteworthy initiatives unique Eco Options brand of everyday home products offer lower environmental impacts in the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality, healthy home, and sustainable forestry, new initiative to eliminate EPS and PVC plastics in its private label packaging
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, 49 stores have rooftop solar panel arrays installed, 3 store locations are LEED-certified, and its newest distribution centre features underground rain cisterns, water-saving sprinkler systems, an insulated white roof, high-efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting systems, low-VOC paints, adhesives and carpeting, native plant landscaping
Extended recycling shrink wrap and other soft plastics, beverage containers, wooden pallets, scrap wood, metal, hazardous materials (paint, fertilizers, etc.), batteries (includes household, cell phones and power tools), organics (at some stores)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships Habitat for Humanity (donates returned and refurbished materials and products to ReStore outlets, diverting $500,000 worth of products and materials from the landfill), Energy Star appliances (includes consumer utility rebate programs in partnership with local utility companies and various levels of government), Earth Day (hosted a community clean-up around the office), Ecobusiness Network (Whitby store partnered to build a community eco-garden), Shamrock Community Garden (partnership build a new greenhouse in Saint John)

The Career Directory

Home Depot Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Home Depot Canada employee working in the kitchen and bath department

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Retail
Full-time employees in Canada 10,001 to 25,000
Parent company The Home Depot Inc.
Parent company head office Atlanta, GA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Student opportunities paid internships, 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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Analyst (Inventory, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance), Coordinator, Specialist (Marketing, Human Resources, Central Operations), Store Associate
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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