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Pomerleau Inc.
Pomerleau employees give a presentation on health and safety at the organization's LAB summit  

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

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

  • Pomerleau helps employees save for the future with a defined contribution pension plan and matching RSP contributions, and also created an emergency fund for employees experiencing financial distress as a result of the pandemic
  • Pomerleau recently introduced maternity leave top-up for salaried employees, to 90 per cent of salary for up to 15 weeks, and offers a variety of flexible work arrangements (depending on the employee's role)
  • Pomerleau provides training and development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their career, from in-house training and career planning services for experienced employees, to paid internships in a variety of disciplines for students and recent graduates
A Pomerleau employee uses virtual reality technology at the organization's excellence awards gala  

Employer Background

Industry Construction services
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint-Georges QC, Lévis QC, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,006
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response created an emergency fund for employees experiencing financial distress, worked with the Québec government to build standalone modular wards to support the province's health care system, launched the "Love is an Essential Service" initiative to support organizations related to health care, health research, and food support for vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic ($600,000 donated)

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features located in downtown Montréal in the heart of the Old Port, head office is a short walk from a number of attractions including the St. Lawrence waterfront and Notre-Dame Basilica, inside, the office features, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, discounts at local restaurants, onsite showers for bike commuters, and an onsite spin gym, the company also has offices across the country, including the award-winning office in Lévis, Québec, which features the company's PX³ training facility
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Other nearby amenities Park Berge des Couriers

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Past social events various athletic celebrations and events (adapted to virtual in the past year), team-based retreats, annual maple syrup breakfast for employees, annual The LAB summit featuring internal and external guest speakers
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications Connect platform to encourage sharing and collaboration

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B

Financial benefits note Pomerleau Inc. has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance
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, salaried employees (55% of workforce) also have basic RSP deductions, life and disability insurance, referral bonuses from $1,000 to $5,000, discounted company products, and corporate discounts at retailers

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Pomerleau Inc. 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
Minimum hours worked for coverage 300 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 180 days
Family coverage option routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health plan information telehealth services (Dialogue), salaried employees receive a fitness club subsidy of up to $250 annually, as well as a health spending account of up to $400
Family-friendly benefits note Pomerleau Inc. has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A

Vacation note Pomerleau Inc. has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information salaried employees (55% of workforce) receive 4 weeks of starting vacation allowance

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Synergy awards for best-performing construction sites, health and safety awards, Astro awards for achievement in quality, excellence awards for top-performing interns, value awards for employees who embody the company's 5 values
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training & development programs state-of-the art PX³ training facility located in Lévis, which facilitates a 3-day onboarding program for current and new hires

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 150 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Hospital Foundation, Centre Jacques Cartier, Fondation Catherine de Longpré, Fondation Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, Leucan, Fondation Centre Cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Habitat for Humanity, RainCity Housing, Daily Bread Food Bank, North York Harvest Food Bank, Doctors of the World, Moisson Beauce, Ottawa Food Bank
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Pomerleau's charitable focus is health and education initiatives related to the construction industry.

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