Lafarge Canada Inc.
Employee at Lafarge Canada  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

  • Lafarge Canada supported over 100 charities, non-profits, local events, organizations, and sporting clubs over the past year, and encourages employees to get involved in their local communities with a paid day off to volunteer
  • Lafarge Canada invests in ongoing education with tuition subsidies for job-related courses as well as subsidies for professional accreditation, and provides financial bonuses upon successful accreditation (such as engineering or accounting designations)
  • Lafarge Canada's maternity leave top-up program is available to approximately 50 per cent of the company's total workforce, with new mothers receiving up to 70 per cent of salary for 17 weeks
Lafarge Canada's 'ECAN WILL' committee volunteers with Habitat for Humanity  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Holcim Group (Holcim Ltd.)
Parent company head office Zug, Switzerland
Major Canadian locations Kamloops BC, Kelowna BC, Squamish BC, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Red Deer AB, 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 6,986
Part-time employees in Canada 68
Average age of employees in Canada 43.7 years
Longest serving employee 56 years
Benefits note Lafarge Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Wellness spending account up to $200 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
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, mentoring, leadership development programs, 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)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • Lafarge Canada offers co-op placements and internship opportunities across the organization's various business areas, including concrete, aggregates, pipe, environment, and finance (to name a few) -- placements range from four months to 24 months and may include a living allowance, rent-free accommodations and airfare to and from school, depending on the location
  • Lafarge Canada prepares 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 to ensuring that 50 per cent of its participants are female) consists of rotations through several aspects of the business
  • Lafarge Canada also manages the Early Career Leadership program, designed for employees with less than 10 years of experience -- the program spans over six months and features mini projects, business case challenges, self-assessments, virtual coaching and presentations to senior leaders
Engineers at Lafarge Canada  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Kamloops BC, Kelowna BC, Squamish BC, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Red Deer AB, 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 6,986
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities cement certification programs for plant operators and technicians (on-the-job assignments, home-plant training, formal training and exams), technical training courses for specific products available to all employees, access to self-directed learning platform Percipio, career interview workbooks provided to employees to guide annual performance reviews
Additional highlights creates 15 to 20 new permanent, salaried roles each year for new engineering and business graduates (focused on development, with expectation for new graduates to move to subject matter expert or supervisory roles within 2 years), new graduates have one-on-one meetings with the CEO and head of HR each year to share their experiences and discuss career ambitions, 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 (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • Lafarge Canada supports an executive diversity, inclusion and belonging council as well as an inclusion, diversity, equality, accountability, leadership committee that has the objective of creating an inclusive culture -- the company also drives accountability for meeting its goals by incorporating diversity and inclusion objectives into senior executives' annual goals
  • Lafarge Canada committed to having women represent 25 per cent of management roles by 2025, as well as having women represent a minimum of 25 per cent of senior management roles -- as part of its talent review and succession planning process, the company identifies high potential women for career acceleration, and strives to ensure women are equally represented in certification and leadership development programs, including entry-level initiatives for new graduates
  • Lafarge Canada launched two new employee affinity groups in 2022, the P@L affinity group to provide support and connection for our employees across Canada who belong to the LGBTQ2S+ community, and the BIPOC affinity group to help foster inclusion, belonging, and advocacy
Lafarge Canada corporate employee  

Highlights

Industry Concrete manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Kamloops BC, Kelowna BC, Squamish BC, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Red Deer AB, 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 6,986
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives executive diversity, inclusion and belonging council, inclusion, diversity, equality, accountability, leadership committee, a Canadian HR committee responsible for creating the company's diversity and inclusion strategy
Performance management and accountability goals for 2025 include having women represent 25% of management roles as well as women representing a minimum of 25% of senior management roles, committed to having 30% gender diversity at all management levels by 2030, encourages employees to self-disclose demographic information, reviews metrics on a quarterly basis, senior executives have diversity and inclusion objectives incorporated into annual goals
Employee resource groups Women of WCAN network (to provide women with opportunities to connect, network, and share experiences), P@L affinity group (established in 2022 to provide support and connection for employees across the country), BIPOC affinity group (established in 2022, helps foster inclosing and belonging)
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies policy to accommodate employees wishing to observe religious holidays outside of statutory holidays
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, training for executives on inclusion literacy and psychological safety in the workplace

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