Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware employee  

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Home Hardware Stores Limited was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2021):

  • As part of the health plan, Home Hardware offers the services of a dedicated wellness consultant who provides (via Zoom during the pandemic) free fitness classes, meditation, stretching breaks, and more
  • Home Hardware provides retirement planning assistance services and helps employees save for the future through a defined contribution pension plan
  • Located in the town of St. Jacobs, Home Hardware employees enjoy working in a rural community with easy access to walking trails, open countryside and a head office that features community garden plots for employees and their families to manage -- and the town is only a short drive to the urban amenities of Kitchener and Waterloo
The community garden at Home Hardware's St. Jacobs head office  


Industry Hardware and home furnishings
Established in Canada 1964
Major Canadian hiring locations Wetaskiwin AB, Debert NS, Burford ON, Elmira ON, St. Jacobs ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,236
Part-time employees in Canada 145
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 48 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities


Pandemic response offers virtual fitness classes, meditation and stretch breaks to help employees stay healthy while working from home

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