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Nutrien Inc.
A Nutrien employee at one of the organization's seed breeding facilities  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Nutrien Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2021):

  • Nutrien supports ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies (to $5,000 annually) for courses related and not directly related to their current position -- the company also offers extensive apprenticeship and trades programs in a variety of fields, as well as leadership development programs
  • Nutrien supported over 1,700 charities and community organizations in the past year, focusing its efforts on initiatives related to sustainable agriculture and food solutions, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion -- the company also offers employees the opportunity to give back to their local communities with a paid day off to volunteer
  • Nutrien helps employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on employee group) and provides retirement planning assistance
Nutrien employees volunteer to serve lunch to students at a local elementary school in Calgary, AB  

Employer Background

Industry Phosphate, nitrogen and potash fertilizer manufacturing
Established in Canada 2018
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Rocanville SK, Allan SK, Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK
Full-time employees in Canada 5,835
Part-time employees in Canada 73
Full-time employees worldwide 24,851
Average age of employees in Canada 42.89 years
Longest serving employee 46.49 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response quickly moved office employees to work from home arrangements, weekly webcasts with senior leadership, implemented new health and safety precautions at operating sites

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is located in an 11-storey tower across the street from Midtown Plaza, workplace features views of the south Saskatchewan River, artwork on display (with many pieces from Saskatchewan-based artists), 2 full kitchens, a biophilia program to ensure that every office has a live plant, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Snacks available fruit baskets delivered weekly (with seasonal fruits such as bananas, apples and oranges)
Other food options at main location onsite cafe with baked goods, snacks, sandwiches and hot meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, barre, boot camp daily), elliptical trainers, weights, shower facilities, Bosu balls and kettlebells, families of employees may also access the fitness facility
Other nearby amenities Harry Bailey Civic Centre, YMCA/YWCA, Meewasin Valley Trail, Kiwanis Park, River Landing (with farmers' market), Remai Modern art gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Saskatoon Social Club, Nutrien Place Social Club (Calgary)
Past social events themed holiday dinner and dance (with taxi vouchers to ensure that everyone arrives to and from safely), separate holiday celebrations for children of employees, Calgary Stampede breakfast, annual summer barbecue celebration for Saskatoon employees and their families, interdepartmental committees also organize events throughout the year, including Valentine's Day celebrations, family skate or ski days, slow-pitch games and ice cream treat days, to name a few
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site
Other in-house communications town halls, Chats with the CEO (small group lunches that provide employees the opportunity to ask executives questions), Health and Wellness Newsletter (monthly), Together We Grow newsletter (dedicated Indigenous partnership newsletter)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Nutrien has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted auto lease rates, varying by employee group, employees receive contributions to an RSP plan (matching and non-matching), a defined contribution pension plan or a defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan note Nutrien 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, orthodontics
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, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health plan information some unionized employees receive standard coverage and do not participate in a flexible health plan (coverage levels and amounts vary), retiree coverage is available to some employees
Wellness initiatives Wellness Committee at the Saskatoon office organizes regular events including an onsite wellness fair, running and cycling clinics, and lunchtime pilates and yoga classes, wellness initiatives include classes and workshops
Family-friendly benefits note Nutrien has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information alternative work options vary by employee group, adoptive top-up payments range between 2 and 4 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Nutrien 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 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 8 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information vacation policies vary by employee group, vacation purchase program (up to 40 hours)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, the "Our World Awards" program includes peer-nominated awards for an individual or team who has accomplished something extraordinary while demonstrating Nutrien's core values (past winners have received monetary awards along with being honoured at a senior leadership dinner in Banff)

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, 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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs extensive apprenticeship and trades programs in a variety of fields, leadership development programs, global mobility program

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 1,700 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 2,300 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Saskatoon Tribal Council, White Buffalo Youth Lodge Back to School Carnival and Backpack Giveaway, Fresh Routes and Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, Good Food Box, Tummy Tamers (food programs), United Way, to name a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Nutrien's charitable focus includes support for sustainable agriculture and food solutions, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. The company maintains local community investment committees to evaluate requests for support and encourage employee engagement in their local communities.

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

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

  • Nutrien manages a dedicated Aboriginal internship program as well as a diversity and inclusion internship for Aboriginal and female students enrolled in disciplines such as engineering, business, and IT -- students participate in mentorship, networking, and community initiatives, and work in a variety of business areas including corporate support, finance, and law, to name a few
  • Through Nutrien's four-year rotational engineer-in-training program, students can combine their technical training with hands-on work experience, with guidance from an experienced mentor
  • Nutrien manages apprenticeships and skilled training programs for millwrights, instrumental technicians, electricians and welders (to name a few), providing funds to cover the costs of required training as well as offering full pay for program participants
Nutrien employees based in the company's potash facility in Rocanville, SK  

Highlights

Industry Phosphate, nitrogen and potash fertilizer manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Rocanville SK, Allan SK, Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK
Full-time employees in Canada 5,835
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, 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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities 2-day front line leadership course (topics include self-awareness, coaching and feedback, delegation, to name a few), expatriate assignments and support for employees moving within Canada or to the United States through the global mobility program
Additional highlights provides practicum placements and summer work terms for students from provincial colleges, participates in the Mine Your Potential mentorship program for women in the Saskatchewan mining industry (in partnership with Saskatchewan Women in Mining, Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan and Everwise),
Dedicated employee resource group Young Professionals Network to help individuals in the early stages of their career connect with one another
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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 Nutrien Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Nutrien develops diverse pipelines for future talent through scholarships and internships for Indigenous and female students, and partners with Indigenous student centres at post-secondary institutions as well as Indigenous employment centres
  • Nutrien offers training and education on a variety of diversity related topics including unconscious bias, Aboriginal awareness, LGBTQ awareness, and events and workshops to recognize National Aboriginal History Month
Nutrien employee attended a Saskatoon Tribal Council assembly at Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan   (Photo credit: Chris Hendrickson)

Highlights

Industry Phosphate, nitrogen and potash fertilizer manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Rocanville SK, Allan SK, Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK
Full-time employees in Canada 5,835
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives EVP & CHR and Admin Officer
Formal commitment commitment to maintain gender diversity on its Board (female representation is currently 30%)
Recruitment initiatives shares vacancies and attends career fairs organized by Aboriginal student centres at post-secondary institutions
Retention and development programs Nutrien Academy development program for women (established in 2019 to provide participants with additional business acumen)
Employee resource groups Women in Nutrien, Pride@Nutrien, Young Professionals Network, Women-in Non-Traditional Environments and Roles (WINTER)
Training and awareness training on unconscious bias, LGBTQ awareness, KAIROS Blanket Exercises available in Saskatchewan, Aboriginal awareness training (for Saskatchewan-based employees)
Diversity highlights employees and leaders are evaluated on inclusion as an engagement principle (for performance management), engagement survey includes questions on inclusive work environment, scholarships and internships for Indigenous students and women, events and activities to commemorate Indigenous History Month and International Women's Day
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst, File Hills Qu'appelle Tribal Council, Women in Agribusiness, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, OutSaskatoon

The Career Directory

Nutrien Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Nutrien employees working in the field

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Phosphate, nitrogen and potash fertilizer manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Rocanville SK, Allan SK, Calgary AB, Carseland AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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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