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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Sodexo Canada maintains a "disABILITY" strategy to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and has hired hundreds of individuals with disabilities as part of its partnership with Ready, Willing & Able
  • Sodexo Canada maintains 16 partnerships that generate training and professional development programs for Indigenous groups, including a Red Seal designation program, and created a pre-employment training program to enable Indigenous youth to participate in skills training and job shadowing
  • With approximately 240 members, Sodexo Canada's Women in Leadership and Learning (WiLL) program provides development opportunities for female employees -- the company also created a subgroup within WiLL called Women in Facilities Management to promote women in science, technology, engineering and math fields
An employee at Sodexo Canada   (Photo credit: Christian Fleury)
"Through ADEPT, I was introduced to a program that helps transition students with intellectual disabilities into the workplace. It’s called Project SEARCH Toronto. I now chair the Project SEARCH Toronto Business Advisory Council. We have been able to champion diversity and inclusion, partner with other employers, promote opportunities to hire trained and skilled employees and raise awareness for the benefits of hiring a Project SEARCH Toronto graduate." Jennifer Gilson, Vice President, Business Development

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 5,700
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion council, Indigenous steering committee, global disability voice task force, disABILITY strategy
Recruitment initiatives partnership with Ready, Willing & Able Canada to recruit individuals with disabilities, Montréal office offers co-op placements to new Canadians, pre-employment training to be implemented by Sodexo's Aboriginal partners, participates in Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day, internships for Vancouver Community College students with intellectual disabilities (in partnership with the Vancouver School Board's Life Skills Program)
Retention and development programs Women in Leadership and Learning (WiLL) program (development opportunities for female team leaders), Women's International Forum (annual event for senior leadership), SheWorks global job-shadowing program for women
Employee resource groups employee business resource groups include ADEPT (persons with disabilities), PRIDE (LGBTQ2S+,), SAGE (multigenerational), WiLL (women in leadership) and a subgroup called Femme (for women in facilities management), a cultural diversity group for visible minorities, and a North American Aboriginal Council
Training and awareness training on Indigenous awareness and generations, mandatory Spirit of Inclusion training for managers, workplace strategies for mental health, guides to help employees understand the circumstances and challenges faced by LGBTQ2S+ team members
Diversity highlights monthly scorecards that measures hiring, promotion, and retention rates of employees from diverse backgrounds, SoTogether advisory board to work towards diversity and inclusion, launched the global "Open Up" campaign to encourage awareness and open conversation about invisible disabilities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Chinese Professional Association of Canada, Pride at Work Canada, Catalyst, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Women's Foodservice Forum, Canadian Mental Health Association
Supplier diversity programs in Canada, Sodexo works with 570 diverse suppliers including 89 Indigenous suppliers, 19 businesses owned by visible minorities, and 37 women-owned suppliers, continues to build on a diverse supply chain through partnerships with WEConnect, Aboriginal and Minority Supplier, and the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Sodexo Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Sodexo Canada has gathered chefs for training on expanding plant-based menus (virtually all locations today offer plant-based menu items), along with sourcing 100 per cent of 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 three Canadian offices and one warehouse location are powered with green electricity
  • 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 also supports consumer-facing initiatives such as the Choose to Reuse program to provide customers with reusable takeout containers
Sodexo Canada employees serve food   (Photo credit: Daniel Banko)

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 5,700
Part-time employees in Canada 4,200
Employee green team sustainability community of practice
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, D&I, Corporate Responsibility
Formal strategy/policy name Better Tomorrow Plan (hosts annual sustainability surveys at all locations)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Better Tomorrow Toolkit (new employee resource kits includes helpful green information), 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, such as Queen's University's "Rustic Roots" culinary station with a 100% plant-based menu featuring scrambled tofu, vegan muffins and soups), Choose to Reuse program (provides customers with reusable takeout containers), sources 100% of egg products from cage-free and free-run farming operations), ethically sourced Aspretto coffee, Canadian Grilling Company (burger-themed operation that uses only sustainable and local food sources, includes locally produced chicken and wild BC salmon)
Building footprint includes electric vehicle charging stations, ongoing partnership with Bullfrog Power (currently powering 3 Canadian offices and 1 warehouse with green electricity), offers in-house energy and construction services to help clients reduce energy consumption and costs when renovating or building new facilities
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
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships FoodRescue.ca (donates unused excess food to persons living in need), National Zero Waste Council (partnership with business, government and non-governmental organizations), World Wildlife Fund, Vancouver Aquarium Ocean (and Ocean Wise initiatives), Humane Society, International Food Waste Coalition (international partnership with other large food and food services companies to find ways to reduce food waste), Grow Local Buy Local (program to match local producers with suppliers)

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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