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IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
An IKEA Canada employee helping a customer  

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why IKEA Canada Limited Partnership was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2021):

  • IKEA Canada helps employees save for the future with a matching RSP program and longer serving employees have the opportunity to share in the company's success through a defined profit-sharing plan (after five consecutive years)
  • IKEA Canada supports employee development with a variety of in-house and online training programs and encourages continuous development through tuition subsidies for courses related to an employees' position and subsidies for their professional accreditations
  • To help balance employee priorities outside of work, IKEA Canada offers paid Wellness Days (varying by employee group), which can be taken for a variety of personal reasons including illness, supporting a family member, participating in a community event, appointments or spending time with a new pet
IKEA Canada employees  

Highlights

Industry Home furnishings retail
Established in Canada 1943
Parent company Ingka Group
Parent company head office Leiden, Netherlands
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, North York ON, Etobicoke ON, Vaughan ON, Montréal QC, Boucherville QC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Port Coquitlam BC, Richmond BC, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Québec QC, Mississauga ON, Brossard QC, Coquitlam BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,500
Part-time employees in Canada 3,816
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
Benefits note IKEA Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $800 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response donated over $1.7-million in products to more than 130 organizations

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

Here are some of the reasons why IKEA Canada Limited Partnership was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • IKEA Canada manages a unique "Sell-Back" program that's part of the transition to a more circular economy, letting customers return their gently used IKEA products in exchange for store credit, with the company committing to reselling or donating the products to ensure they can continue being used and avoid unnecessary waste -- over 7,600 sell-back requests were made in the first two months after the program's launch
  • In addition to supporting sustainability committees at each store location, all employees receive sustainability training (with annual refresher courses) -- the company also conducts internal sustainability reviews at each store location (at least every three years) and manages the IKEA Sustainable Living Challenge to increase employee awareness on how their day-to-day actions impact the environment -- a similar challenge was recently launched on Earth Day to challenge customers across the country to live more sustainably
  • IKEA Canada continues to invest in green energy with 14,000 solar electricity panels atop six locations, generating enough electricity to power approximately 200 homes (includes the largest rooftop solar panel network in Ontario) -- impressively, the company's wind farms in Pincher Creek and Drumheller, Alberta can produce four times the energy consumed by IKEA Canada across the country
Solar panels on the roof of an IKEA Canada location in Edmonton, AB  

Highlights

Industry Home furnishings retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, North York ON, Etobicoke ON, Vaughan ON, Montréal QC, Boucherville QC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Port Coquitlam BC, Richmond BC, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Québec QC, Mississauga ON, Brossard QC, Coquitlam BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,239
Part-time employees in Canada 3,634
Employee green team Sustainability Committees (located at all Canadian store locations)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Sustainability Manager (Canada-wide responsibility)
Formal strategy/policy name People & Planet Positive (global 2020 sustainability strategy)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights "Sell-Back" program launched in 2018 (customers can sell back gently used items for store credit), Canadian employees receive sustainability training including annual online refresher courses, sustainability reviews (conducted at each store location every three years), "More Sustainable Life at Home" co-worker engagement project (employees have tested over 4,500 products at home and report back to colleagues via in-house social media), IKEA Sustainable Living Challenge (annual three-week challenge to educate employees and encourage sustainable choices and behaviours), retails only energy-efficient light bulbs (the first retailer in Canada to stop retailing incandescent lighting)
Noteworthy initiatives Sweden-based parent company has established the goal to produce as much renewable energy as the company consumes worldwide by 2020 -- and in Canada, the company already owns the capacity to produce more than four times the energy it consumes in Canada, with rooftop solar arrays at some retail locations and major wind production investments near Drumheller and Pincher Creek, AB
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, water conserving fixtures, living wall, skylights and motion sensitive lighting, benchmarks all new builds against LEED certification standards
Extended recycling mattress take-back program at all stores, partners with Cascades' closed-loop program (IKEA supplies recyclable cardboard and purchases paper towel and bath tissue made from 100 per cent recycled content), light bulbs, batteries, textiles, reusable and recyclable paper pallets (conducts monthly waste diversion reports, benchmarking locally and internationally)
Commuter amenities green parking spaces for customers who drive hybrid, fuel-efficient or electric vehicles, shuttle bus service at two Toronto locations, walk to public transit
Community partnerships Earth Hour, Tree Canada (over 51,000 trees planted since 1992 through its "Pick-a-Tree/Plant-a-Tree" Christmas tree sales program; has reached the $1-million donation level), World Wildlife Foundation (Better Cotton Initiative works to ensure sustainable cotton production), sustainable certified food products (from vegetarian to salmon to coffee), The Earth Group (retail partnership to sell water bottles that are recyclable and biodegradable, with revenues directed to support children's education and hunger initiatives), Forest Stewardship Council (as of 2017, over 76 per cent of all wood used by IKEA is FSC-certified, with the goal of 100 per cent)

The Career Directory

IKEA Canada Limited Partnership has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
IKEA Canada employee

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Home furnishings retail
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Parent company Ingka Group
Parent company head office Leiden, Netherlands
Major Canadian hiring locations Burlington ON, North York ON, Etobicoke ON, Vaughan ON, Montréal QC, Boucherville QC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Port Coquitlam BC, Richmond BC, Ottawa ON, Halifax NS, Québec QC, Mississauga ON, Brossard QC, Coquitlam BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto 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
Typical new grad positions Manager-in-Training positions in sales, logistics, communication, interior design, services, operations and food services
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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