Tolko Industries Ltd.
An employee operating a saw filer at Tolko Industries  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Tolko Industries Ltd. was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • Tolko manages the Community Citizen Awards, recognizing two employees who contribute to the communities in which they live and work (candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by their peers) -- the recipients of this award are celebrated through company-wide recognition and given $2,500 to be donated to the charitable organization of their choice
  • Tolko Industries helps employees plan for the longer term through retirement planning assistance services, along with contributions to a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on the employee group)
  • Tolko Industries' head office offers employees $10 monthly memberships to a 1,200 square-foot onsite fitness facility that features a wide range of equipment, music, television, cardio work-out area, shower facilities and lockers -- employee membership fees are reinvested and used to purchase new equipment
Tolko Industries employee  

Highlights

Industry Forest products manufacturing
Established in Canada 1956
Major Canadian locations Lake Country BC, Vernon BC, High Prairie AB, Slave Lake AB, Armstrong BC, Williams Lake BC, High Level AB, Kamloops BC, Meadow Lake SK, Lumby BC, Lavington BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,698
Average age of employees in Canada 41.02 years
Longest serving employee 55 years
Benefits note Tolko Industries Ltd. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Tolko Industries Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Tolko Industries woodlands employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Forest products manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
Major Canadian locations Lake Country BC, Vernon BC, High Prairie AB, Slave Lake AB, Armstrong BC, Williams Lake BC, High Level AB, Kamloops BC, Meadow Lake SK, Lumby BC, Lavington BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Application Support Specialist, Help Desk/Service Desk, Service Desk Technican, M365 Specialist, Accounts Payable Clerk, Financial Accountant, Accounting Student (Pursuing CPA designation), Sales and Inventory Coordinator, Internal Auditor Trainee, Communications Specialist, HR Coordinator, Customer Service Coordinator, Brokerage Trainee, Lumber Sales Representative Trainee. Transportation Coordinator Trainee, Transportation Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Control Systems Specialist, Quality Control and Optimization Specialist, Electrical Engineer in Training, Project Manager in Training, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Safety and Asset Protection Coordinator, Woodlands Supervisor, Electrical and Mechanical Apprentices
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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