L'Oréal Canada Inc.
An employee at L'Oréal Canada volunteers on the company's annual 'citizen day'  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Montreal's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Montreal's Top Employers (2024):

  • L'Oréal Canada's head office is located in the renovated historic downtown Eaton's store and offers a number of unique features including a quiet room (used for regular yoga classes), free access to an onsite fitness facility, a market-style cafeteria, and convenient access to food courts, cafes, restaurants and the popular Montréal Time Out Market
  • L'Oréal Canada offers its new moms (including adoptive moms) maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for 18 weeks) as well as parental top-ups for fathers (to 100 per cent of salary for six weeks)
  • L'Oréal Canada's formal WORKsmart system is flexible, without fixed days for onsite work and entrusting employees to "flex" their onsite days as their work demands
Members of L'Oréal Canada's human resources team attend the company's 'Reconnect' event  

Employer Background

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Established in Canada 1958
Parent company L'Oréal Inc.
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,509
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Full-time employees worldwide 88,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.26%
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 46 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, reduced summer hours
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station, corporate ride-sharing account
Onsite 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), green wall and a content factory to help employees create original content for their brands, onsite Academy hair salon and training centre, company boutique (for employees only), telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, foosball table, board games, 9-storey atrium and a lush indoor garden
Snacks available variety of snacks, drinks and prepared food items available daily
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free meals daily, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainers, massage chairs

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Social Club L'Oréal Canada (est. 1981)
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, concierge services available, 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 LORI (Canada) newsletters, large digital wall in the employee lounge (with corporate news), OpenTalk (hotline to address issues confidentially), monthly Canadian town halls and regular worldwide 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 6 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, profit-sharing plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, combined pension program (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 3 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, osteopathy, virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $500 each year
Additional health plan information unused dollars from the wellness spending account can be carried over one year, smoking cessation assistance, skin cancer screening clinics, flu shot clinics
Additional health and wellness initiatives formal Wellness Week in the spring (topics range from nutrition and stress management to financial planning)
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, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly information formal L'Oréal Family Network (organizes events for parents and caregivers)

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 4 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information unionized employees (approximately 15% of workforce) start with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 3 years on the job, jury duty leave of absence (100% of salary for 6 weeks)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 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 online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, 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 development programs, paid internships, 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
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 3,200 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 103 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Association Canadienne des Libertés Civiles, Auberge Madeleine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, Canadian Centre of Women's Empowerment (CCFWE), Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Cedar Cancer Centres, Canadian Women Foundation, Centraide, Halte-femmes Montréal-Nord, SickKids Foundation, Tree Canada, Handicap-Vie-Dignité, and many more
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight L'Oréal Canada's L'Oréal Fondation was established in 2007 and directs support to initiatives that enable women "to express their potential, take control of their destiny and to have a positive impact on society." The program directs its support through three areas of intervention: scientific research; inclusive beauty; and climate action.

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

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

  • L'Oréal Canada manages a management trainee program to attract young talent and fast-track their careers
  • L'Oréal Canada also manages an 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, bring 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
L'Oréal Canada interns celebrate the last day of the work term  

Highlights

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,509
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 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), virtual training seminars with Paris and New York offices, L'Oréal For Youth program creates work opportunities for young people entering the labor market
Dedicated employee resource group Social Club activities catering to youth
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 Inc.
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian 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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