Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada employees  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

  • Lafarge Canada offers professional development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their careers, from subsidies for professional accreditation and job-related courses, to leadership development and career planning services
  • 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 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 6,908
Part-time employees in Canada 7
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 53 years
Benefits note Lafarge Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
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
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Co-op placements and internship opportunities are available in a number of Lafarge Canada's business areas, including concrete, aggregates, pipe, asphalt, environment and finance (to name a few) -- placements range from four months to 12 months in duration and may include a living allowance, rent-free accommodations and airfare to and from school, depending on the location
  • 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 24-month program (with a commitment of ensuring that 50 percent of its participants are female) consists of rotations through several aspects of the business
Employees at Lafarge Canada collaborate  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations 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 6,908
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities cement certification programs for plant operators and technicians (on-the-job assignments, home-plant training, formal training and exams), self-directed learning platform called "Learn@LH", career interview workbooks provided to employees to guide annual performance reviews
Additional highlights knowledge transfer days which provide opportunities for employees from various locations and product lines to meet and tour different Lafarge locations and factories, Precast day provides learning and networking opportunities to students pursuing an engineering degree (students from various post-secondary institutions spend the day touring a precast facility)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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

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

  • Along with a global Women's Task Force, 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
  • The company also committed to ensuring that 50 per cent of the participants in its leadership development program are female to build more gender-balanced talent pipelines for the future, as well as having 50 per cent representation of women or diverse candidates on interview shortlists for all salaried vacancies
  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career organizations to help job-seekers of diverse backgrounds access meaningful employment, such as Champions Career Centre, First Nations Friendship Centre, Immigrant Services Calgary and Aboriginal Link
Lafarge Canada employees volunteered at a house build with Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations 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 6,908
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Head of Human Resources
Formal commitment global women's task force to recommend actions to support women in the workplace, Canadian human resources diversity and inclusion committee, committed to a target of having women represent 30% of management roles by 2030
Recruitment initiatives established goal of having women and diverse candidates represent 50% of interview short lists for all salaried vacancies, diverse interview panels with a minimum of one female representative, shares vacancies with a variety of organizations including Edmonton Immigrant Services Association, ASSIST Community Service Centre, Women Transitioning to Trades and Employment, First Nations Friendship Centre and ACCESS (to name a few)
Diversity highlights organized the first Women in Trades event in Toronto with partner organizations in 2019 (included site tours, speakers, and networking opportunities)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst, YWCA (career counseling and mock interviews for women looking to re-enter the workforce), Minerva Foundation, Champions Career Centre (mock interviews for job-seekers with disabilities), Women Engineering the Future (sponsor), Aboriginal Link, Immigrant Services Calgary

The Career Directory

Lafarge Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employees of Lafarge Canada volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Parent company head office Jona, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations 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
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Estimator, Project Coordinator, Engineer In Training, Technical Specialist, Market Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Land Assistant, Manufacturing Analyst, Financial Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Quality Control Analyst
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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