Sodexo Canada Ltd.
Sodexo Canada employees Marie-Josée Beaupré and Roma Malenfant in the company's Montréal office  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2022):

  • Sodexo Canada supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions and manages a variety of in-house training initiatives, including specialized programs for front-line employees, managers and high-potential individuals, access to an online learning platform and career planning services
  • Sodexo Canada helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance services, along with a defined contribution pension plan and offers phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
Sodexo Canada’s executive chef, Martin De Board, in the kitchen at the Montréal office  

Highlights

Industry Food service contractors
Established in Canada 1966
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Sodexo Group
Parent company head office Issy-les-Molineaux, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Gillam MB, Kitimat BC, Nanaimo BC, Prince Rupert BC, Victoria BC, Abbotsford BC, Red Deer AB, Lethbridge AB, Havre-Saint-Pierre QC, Fermont QC, Sept-Iles QC, Laval QC, Aurora ON, Halifax NS, Wolfville NS, Antigonish NS, Fredericton NB, Thompson MB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Québec QC, Sherbrooke QC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Vaughan ON, Brampton ON, Cornwall ON, Kingston ON, London ON, Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,462
Part-time employees in Canada 3,328
Longest serving employee 48 years
Benefits note Sodexo Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, 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 2 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response introduced a number of measures to adapt restaurant operations, including simplified menus, enhanced hygiene measures in kitchen operations and on various work sites

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

  • Sodexo Canada participates in a North American-wide plastics reduction policy to eliminate the use of plastic straws, stir sticks, plastic bags, takeout containers and polystyrene containers from its operations -- the company follows the "WasteWatch REUSE Manager’s Guide," which is a formal company program designed to reduce waste and replace single-use disposable food and beverage containers with reusable ones
  • Sodexo Canada has gathered chefs for training on expanding plant-based menus (virtually all locations today offer plant-based menu items), along with sourcing egg products from cage-free and free-run farming operations, ethically sourced Aspretto coffee, along with its Canadian Grilling Company burger-themed operation that uses only sustainable and local food sources in its operations
  • Sodexo Canada maintains an ongoing partnership with Bullfrog Power that ensures four Canadian offices and one warehouse location are powered with green electricity
Jennifer Tsé is a resident district manager for energy and resources at Sodexo Canada  

Highlights

Industry Food service contractors
Major Canadian hiring locations Gillam MB, Kitimat BC, Nanaimo BC, Prince Rupert BC, Victoria BC, Abbotsford BC, Red Deer AB, Lethbridge AB, Havre-Saint-Pierre QC, Fermont QC, Sept-Iles QC, Laval QC, Aurora ON, Halifax NS, Wolfville NS, Antigonish NS, Fredericton NB, Thompson MB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Québec QC, Sherbrooke QC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Vaughan ON, Brampton ON, Cornwall ON, Kingston ON, London ON, Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,462
Part-time employees in Canada 3,328
Employee green team corporate social responsibility team, sustainability champions
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sodexo Canada (Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion and the Stop Hunger Foundation), Sodexo Canada Sustainable Eating (working group to establish and refine operational standards)
Formal strategy/policy name Better Tomorrow Plan (a new online site engagement assessment tool that lets site managers track sustainability progress, share performance, benchmark against peers and find resources)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights numerous initiatives to source sustainable seafood, sustainable palm oil, cage-free eggs, coffee and disposable paper, as well as a commitment to increase sustainable cleaning products and equipment, works with suppliers to reduce packaging, energy and water consumption across all areas, chef training and new recipes for plant-based dishes that feature a lower carbon footprint than animal-based menu items (virtually all locations today offer plant-based menu items with goals to achieve plant-based meal options worldwide to 33% by 2025)
Noteworthy initiatives offers in-house energy and construction services to help clients reduce energy consumption and costs when renovating or building new facilities, ongoing partnership with Bullfrog Power (has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 465 tonnes since 2017)
Extended recycling plastic reduction policy (North America-wide program) to eliminate use of plastic straws, stir sticks, plastic bags, takeout containers, polystyrene containers, food waste monitoring programs, e-waste, coffee grinds (unique program offers used grinds to employees and customers for use as compost for their home gardens)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships FoodRescue.ca (donates unused excess food to persons living in need), World Wildlife Fund, Humane Society, International Food Waste Coalition (international partnership with other large food and food services companies to find ways to reduce food waste), WasteWatch program (global partnership with Leanpath to prevent and reduce food waste -- program features an automated waste tracking and analytics platform with the goal of reducing up to 50% of operational food waste), ZipGrow (Canadian-based international leader in indoor, vertical farming technology with the goal of introducing installations to sites to create local food, reducing packaging and shipping costs), CNIB Phone It Forward (cellphone collection program)

The Career Directory

Sodexo Canada Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sodexo Canada employees volunteer for the organization's Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Food service contractors
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Sodexo Group
Parent company head office Issy-les-Molineaux, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Gillam MB, Kitimat BC, Nanaimo BC, Prince Rupert BC, Victoria BC, Abbotsford BC, Red Deer AB, Lethbridge AB, Havre-Saint-Pierre QC, Fermont QC, Sept-Iles QC, Laval QC, Aurora ON, Halifax NS, Wolfville NS, Antigonish NS, Fredericton NB, Thompson MB, Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Québec QC, Sherbrooke QC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Vaughan ON, Brampton ON, Cornwall ON, Kingston ON, London ON, Burlington ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Fort McMurray AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Assistant Manager, Supervisor, Manager, Custodial Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Assistant Chef
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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