L'Oréal Canada Inc.
An employee at L'Oréal Canada volunteering on Citizen Day  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Montreal's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Montreal's Top Employers (2022):

  • L'Oréal Canada has thoughtfully and creatively engaged with the wider community in addressing harmful impacts of the pandemic, from manufacturing water-based alcoholic gels for health care professionals and local hospitals, to freezing all accounts receivables from hair salons and spas until they could reopen their businesses, to donating hygiene products to community shelters
  • L'Oréal Canada starts most new employees with three weeks of paid vacation and recently updated its vacation policy to increase vacation up to four weeks after just five years of employment (previously it increased after 10 years)
  • L'Oréal Canada offers its new moms (including adoptive moms) maternity top-up payments for the first 17 weeks of their leave, along with the benefit of onsite daycare when they return to work -- the company also updated its flexible work policies to include up to four days of working from home each month and introduced a new work from "anywhere" policy with corresponding new supporting technology
L'Oréal Canada employees volunteer in their local community during the organization's annual Citizen Day  

Employer Background

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Established in Canada 1958
Parent company L'Oréal SA
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,440
Full-time employees worldwide 82,600
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 29 years
Longest serving employee 44 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response manufactured hand sanitizing gels and distributed freely to area hospitals and health professionals early and throughout the pandemic, froze all accounts receivables from salons and spas that were closed during the pandemic, hosted dedicated "at home” sessions on mental health, mindfulness and well-being (including weekly Yoga@home sessions) for employees working from home for extended periods

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features renovated open-concept head office occupies fifth and sixth floors of the repurposed historic downtown Eaton's store, and features collaboration rooms, library and quiet room (also used for regular yoga classes), small "photo booth" rooms for phone calls and private meetings, green wall and a content factory to help employees create original content for their brands, onsite Academy hair salon and training centre, company boutique is for employees only, and building is connected to the "underground city" providing all-weather access to shops, restaurants and the metro system, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, large digital wall may be used for special broadcasts such as the Olympics
Snacks available onsite coffee bar serves Starbucks coffee as well as teas, smoothies, pastries, fruit salads, yogurt, granola bars and snacks, free afternoon mobile snack rounds passing through the office
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, Le Marché cafeteria features a full-time chef who prepares 2 health-conscious meal options daily (the chef has access to fresh herbs through a unique herb garden refrigerator), Place des Arts

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name L'Oréal Canada Social Club (est. 1981), START Committee
Past social events introduced a number of virtual events to help keep employees in touch over the course of the pandemic
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications MyNews (international) and Entre Nous (Canada) newsletters, large digital wall in the employee lounge (offers corporate news), OpenTalk (hotline to address issues confidentially), monthly virtual town halls

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

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-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), company's pension program is a combined defined contribution and defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note L'Oréal Canada 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
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, nutrition planning, osteopathy, virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $750 each year
Wellness spending account up to $500 each year
Additional health plan information anti-smoking assistance, eye exam coverage (every 2 years), annual flu vaccine and skin cancer screening clinics, onsite chair massage clinics (every 3 weeks)
Additional health and wellness initiatives Wellness Week (topics range from nutrition and stress management to financial planning), wellness spending account can be carried over for 1 year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, 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, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information early Friday closings in winter (3:00 p.m.) and summer (12:30 p.m.)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note L'Oréal Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information unionized employees (approximately 16% of employees) start with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 3 years on the job

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
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 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 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 $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 200 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported Centre des Femmes de Montréal and Y des Femmes de Montreal (Beauty for a Better Life program) Look Good Feel Better program (includes product and financial donation of $30,000 as well as employee volunteers), Les Filles et les sciences, un duo électrisant, Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Let’s Talk Science, Moisson Montréal, Green Hope Foundation, Black Moms Connection, Safe Haven Foundation of Canada, Knitted Knockers Alberta, to name only a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight L'Oréal Canada's primary focus is charitable initiatives that support women and girls in science, IBPOC, LGBTQ+, disability and environmental causes.
Pandemic-related community initiatives L'Oréal Canada established a formal COVID-19 Solidarity initiative to guide its response to working with the wider community, from providing hand sanitizing gels to health professionals, hospitals and Canadian Blood Services, to supporting its small business partners by freezing all accounts payables from hair salons and spas while shut down during lockdowns, to providing financial and product donations to support victims of domestic violence.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • L'Oréal Canada manages a management trainee program to attract young talent and fast-track their careers
  • L'Oréal Canada the company also manages an e-internship program that includes comprehensive training, weekly check-ins with a buddy, weekly fireside chats, and final presentations where interns showcase their accomplishments and learnings
  • L'Oréal Canada hosts "Brandstorm," a marketing competition that invites participants to collaborate with the company's marketing team to create a new product or service, business model, or entertaining experience -- the national finals, hosted virtually, brings together teams of students from various Canadian post-secondary institutions to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges, with winning teams moving on to the international semi-finals
Interns at L'Oréal Canada visit the office  

Highlights

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,440
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities e-internship program (includes training, weekly check-ins with a buddy and team touchpoints, weekly fireside chats, and final presentations for interns to share their accomplishments and learnings), management trainee program, Discovery Week (week-long introductory seminar for new employees), training academies in commercial and marketing fields, job shadowing, virtual training seminars with Paris and New York offices
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

L'Oréal Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
L'Oréal Canada employees volunteer as part of the company's annual 'citizen day'

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company L'Oréal SA
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Digital/e-Comm Intern, Marketing Intern/Assistant, Commercial/Sales Intern, Communications Leader, Financial Analyst, Quality Control Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Distribution Supervisor
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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