Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada employees  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

  • Lafarge Canada cultivates future talent for leadership positions through the Lafarge Leadership Development Program, which recently expanded to accept new graduates from across the country -- the 18-month program (with a commitment of ensuring that 50 percent of its participants are female) consists of rotations through several aspects of the business
  • Lafarge Canada supports employee efforts to adopt healthy habits and organizes mindfulness sessions with external partners, chiropractor visits, seminars on protecting your health, and resources on stress management
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Lafarge Canada offers retirement planning assistance and the option for retiring employees to gradually reduce their work hours
Lafarge Canada operators advocate for snow safety  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Publicly traded yes
Parent company LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Parent company head office Jona, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations Sault Ste. Marie ON, Windsor ON, London ON, Saint-Gabriel QC, Montréal QC, Laval QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS
Full-time employees in Canada 6,504
Part-time employees in Canada 75
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 54 years
Benefits note Lafarge Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, 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 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response created an online COVID-19 resource center to keep employees and their families up to date (features local employee support programs, global webinars for mental well-being and resilience, and access to remote counseling services)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • Lafarge Canada committed to a 2030 action plan, which includes a goal of having 30 per cent of management roles held by women by the year 2030, and launched the Women of WCAN initiative (Western Canada) initiative to gather feedback from female employees on what the company is doing well and where there is room for improvement
  • Additionally, Lafarge Canada created the Women in Leadership Lafarge group to provide space for female employees to connect, network, learn and grow
  • Lafarge Canada established an executive diversity, inclusion and belonging council (DIB) as well as local DIB action committees responsible for implementing activities locally
Lafarge Canada employees volunteered at a house build with Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Sault Ste. Marie ON, Windsor ON, London ON, Saint-Gabriel QC, Montréal QC, Laval QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Kingston ON, Toronto ON, Hamilton ON, Saint-Constant QC, Brookfield NS
Full-time employees in Canada 6,504
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives created a new executive diversity, inclusion and belonging council as well as local diversity, inclusion and belonging action committees, maintains a Canadian HR committee responsible for creating the company's diversity and inclusion strategy, also maintains a global women's task force responsible for recommending actions to support female advancement in the workplace
Performance management and accountability committed to a target of having women represent 30% of management roles by 2030, encourages employees to self-disclose demographic information, reviews metrics on a quarterly basis
Recruitment initiatives established a goal to have women and diverse candidates represent 50% of interview short lists for all salaried vacancies, maintains diverse interview panels with a minimum of one female representative when possible, is developing a training program focused on pre-trade skills training for women interested in careers in concrete finishing and concrete carpentry (in partnership with Women Building Futures), shares vacancies and works with a variety of community partners to recruit diverse candidates (YWCA to support women's re-entry into the workforce, Champions Career Centre in Calgary, Canadian Hearing Services, Immigrant Services Calgary, Aboriginal Link)
Retention and development programs early career leadership development program (with a goal of having women represent 50% of program participants), emerging leaders program, Women in Leadership Lafarge initiative which organizes webinars, networking circles and wellness events
Training and awareness initiatives unconscious bias training implemented in 2020
Diversity highlights launched the Women of WCAN initiative in 2021 to gather feedback on how the company is doing in terms of supporting diverse populations as well as areas for improvement, organized the first Women in Trades event in Toronto with partner organizations in 2019 (included site tours, speakers, and networking opportunities)

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