Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Employees at Ivanhoé Cambridge volunteer in their local community  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Montreal's Top Employers (2021):

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge recently increased its support for ongoing education, providing $10,000 per year for tuition subsidies for job-related courses (up to from $4,000), as well as $5,000 per year for courses indirectly related to an employee's current role -- employees may also take advantage of up to two paid study days per course (a maximum of six days per year)
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new parents (including adoptive), to 80 per cent of salary for up to 18 weeks -- and lets employees extend their paid leave into an unpaid leave of absence if needed
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge also supports employees who face unexpected challenges through a formal sick and family care days policy (up to seven days each year for personal illness or to help out with an ill family member), along with compassionate leave top-up (to 80 per cent of salary for up to eight weeks)
Ivanhoé Cambridge employees attend an event at the organization's head office  

Employer Background

Industry Real estate investment and management
Established in Canada 1953
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,055
Part-time employees in Canada 224
Full-time employees worldwide 1,122
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.15%
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 47 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office building is LEED EBOM Gold-accredited and features a BIXI shared-bike station out front (free access for employees during the workday), spacious dining area with televisions and booth seating, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (muscle tone, spin, stretch), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, private training from kinesiologists, physiotherapy, massage therapy and nutritionist services are also available for an additional cost
Other nearby amenities 1000 de La Gauchetière skating rink (10,000 square foot indoor rink, open all year), Old Port of Montréal, Lachine Canal National Historic Site, walking distance to Old Montréal (with many excellent restaurant options and live entertainment during the summer months)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name ICL'FUN (est. 1994), each office location also maintains its own social committee
Past social events holiday parties and various seasonal celebrations at offices across the country (Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas), charitable fundraising initiatives, Francofête (activities organized to pay tribute to the French language and the Francophone culture)
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications ongoing "Inspiration" speaker series with guests from different fields, leadership breakfast conferences throughout the year where employees have the opportunity to discuss their ambitions and ideas about the company

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge 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
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, senior personnel (vice-president-level and above) participate in a defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note Ivanhoé Cambridge 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
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 7 days off each year
Health plan includes employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $650 each year
Wellness initiatives unique "Fit for Good!" program covers registration fees for sports activities benefiting non-profit organizations, Equilibrio page on the corporate intranet dedicated to highlighting upcoming wellness initiatives, LifeSpeak video series offers presentations on a variety of health and wellness topics, from mental health to personal finances
Family-friendly benefits note Ivanhoé Cambridge has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, child care onsite
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information formal sick and family care days policy (up to 7 days each year for personal illness or to help out with an ill family member)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

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 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs onboarding program (for new employees and managers), individualized second-language training, temporary international assignments for high-potential employees, sponsors female employees to participate in the L'effet 100 Days Challenge (a professional development program)

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 4,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 230 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way/Centraide (hosts a national in-house fundraising campaign every fall) and hundreds (too many to mention) of community initiatives across the country
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Through the company's Give and Take Days program, employees receive 2 paid days off to volunteer each year. Additionally, Ivanhoé Cambridge launched a global Giving Back Day to invite employee teams across the world to support community organizations in their respective regions.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge has installed over 200 electric vehicle charging stations at its properties (installing over 189 last year), serving a growing number of electric vehicles every year
  • Along with alternative working options, including working from home, Ivanhoé Cambridge encourages employees to ride to work through an annual bicycle tune-up clinic, indoor bike parking for up to 150 bicycles (and in the winter, half of the parking area is converted into a bike training room), a BIXI shared-bike station out front (free access for employees during the workday) -- and an umbrella loan program for employees heading out on rainy days
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge conducts annual waste audits (conducted by external environmental consultants) at all of its property locations and has achieved waste diversion rates increasing from 43 per cent in 2010 to 61 per cent in 2019
Employees at Ivanhoé Cambridge enjoy the terrace at the company's head office  

Highlights

Industry Real estate investment and management
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,055
Part-time employees in Canada 224
Employee green team CSR Working Group
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Investment and Innovation Officer
Formal strategy/policy name corporate social responsibility report
Publishes sustainability report yes
Building footprint includes green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, rooftop bee apiary and garden, has set LEED Gold certification standard as the minimum target for all new office building constructions with over 55% of its office buildings LEED-certified (up from 39% in 2015), tracks electricity and water consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions
Extended recycling organics (majority of property locations have composting programs in place), cooking oils/grease, construction waste, metal, coffee cups, annual waste audits at all managed properties (use of external environmental consultants with diversion rates increasing from 43% (2010) to 61% (2019)
Commuter amenities head office employees have free use of BIXI's shared-use bike service, secure bike storage room and an internal bike loan program (including electric bikes), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships formal annual "Giving Back Day" includes volunteer initiative across the company (past initiatives have included planting trees and cleaning shorelines with local organizations)

The Career Directory

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ivanhoé Cambridge employees attending a career day at HEC Montreal

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Real estate investment and management
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Parent company head office Montréal QC
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Québec QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads formal "New Employee Welcome Program", regularly scheduled "Leadership Breakfasts" where employees meet informally (and enjoy breakfast) with senior personnel for an open and wide-ranging discussion about the company's operations
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Financial Analyst, Assistant Property Manager
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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