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Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
Thomson Reuters employees volunteer in their local community  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Thomson Reuters Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • With employees working from home, Thomson Reuters has developed numerous online training initiatives to help keep employees engaged through support for ongoing development, including numerous online learning initiatives, including LinkedIn Learning, HR Learning Days (with dedicated time set aside for a variety of activities and learning initiatives), Learning on Demand (virtual learning system), Pay It Forward Learning (virtual sessions hosted by employees from around the world) and dedicated technology sessions and workshops, to name only a few
  • In addition to a mental health practitioner benefit (to $1,500 annually), Thomson Reuters offers a number of mental health resources including first aid training, dedicated management training, a formal Take a Break program to encourage employees to take mental breaks when needed, and participation in the Not Myself Today and Elephant in the Room campaigns
  • Thomson Reuters encourages employees to become owners through a share purchase plan (available to all employees) and offers a full suite of financial benefits, including profit-sharing for some, a defined contribution pension plan and referral bonuses of up to $4,000
Employees at Thomson Reuters take part in a panel discussion for International Women's Day  

Employer Background

Industry Publishers
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,118
Part-time employees in Canada 24
Full-time employees worldwide 25,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 6.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 40.43 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response remote work program allows employees to borrow office equipment for home use, added 10 new emergency paid days (to help cover everything from emergency child care to personal quarantine time), launched a dedicated site for coronavirus (includes a range of helpful information such as courses on managing mental health and well-being, using technology for offsite work, balancing work and family life, and virtual exercise classes), developed a phased-in return to office plan for all employees who volunteered to return (included accompanying safety mitigation plan), offered all employees its first company-wide paid mental health day last year, hosted a Technology Wellness Day to encourage well-being and connection with colleagues from across the company

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features LEED Certified Core and Shell Gold building features a number of sustainable building materials, a glass atrium, a dedicated customer centre to showcase its products, services, content and technologies (amenities vary by location and currently developing a new home in downtown Toronto's technology hub), telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis
Snacks available free daily snacks along with coffee, tea and cold beverages
Other food options at main location access to hundreds of coffee shops, restaurants and shops via the underground PATH walkway network
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility
Other nearby amenities GoodLife Fitness, Adelaide Club, Cloud Gardens Conservatory, Nathan Phillips Square, Courthouse Square Park, movie theatre, hotels

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Employee Committee, TTC Social Committee (est. 1990)
Past social events over the past year with many employees working from home, managers were encouraged to have their teams meet regularly for socials, happy hours and game hours, helping to ensure all employees could participate and keep in touch
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

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-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $4,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits profit-sharing plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, extensive employee discount program, from restaurant dinners to travel, to home electronics to automobiles, and more

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 70 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 7 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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $360 each year
Additional health plan information new wellness/personal spending account can be used for a range of wellness activities, from fitness club memberships to sports team fees to stress management programs (and more), flex plan includes option to transfer excess credits to a health spending account, RRSP or a one-time payout in salary, extended paid sick days (7 days annually) to include caregiving days if employees need to care for a loved one
Wellness initiatives mental health resources available online, mental health first aid training, participation in the Not Myself Today and Elephant in the Room campaigns, management training and a formal Take a Break program to encourage employees to take mental breaks when needed, new Headspace meditation app and new Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace e-learning program for managers, offered all employees its first company-wide paid mental health day last year
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $2,400 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 6 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 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 2 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

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, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), moved to a self-defined "Performance Enablement" program to encourage employees to take ownership of their performance, the process includes a new online "Workday performance improvement tool
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives 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 $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training & development programs numerous online learning initiatives, including LinkedIn Learning, the Leadership Academy, HR Learning Days (with dedicated time set aside for a variety of activities and learning initiatives), Learning on Demand (virtual learning system), Pay It Forward Learning (virtual sessions hosted by employees from around the world), Career Development Month (with learning fair, career development workshops and speed networking opportunities), leadership development programs, technology sessions (called Tech Tracks and Tech Workshops), Harvard ManageMentor, the newly launched Thomson Reuters University, and much more

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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,080 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Red Cross, Tree Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, CURE Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (Run or Walk to Conquer Cancer and the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer), Ronald McDonald House Toronto, Movember Foundation / Prostate Cancer Canada, Toronto Yonge Street Mission (Out of the Cold Program), United Way, Toronto Alzheimer Society, TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro-bono service), and many more
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight The company directs corporate support through the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which features a matching gifts program for charitable donations made by employees (up to $1,000 per employee each year), as well as "Dollars for Doers" to provide monetary donations to charities where employees have volunteered 20 hours in the past year.

The Career Directory

Thomson Reuters Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Technology interns at Thomson Reuters

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Publishers
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC
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 $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Content Editor, Research Editor, Legal Writer, Product Marketer, Account Representative, Client Services Representative
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, 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

Academic fields recruited


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