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McDonald's Overview

North York, ON
10000+ employees
1955
Company - Public (MCD)
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
In 1954, an enterprising salesman named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California, and wrote the first page of McDonald’s® history. In 1967, the first McDonald’s Canada opened in Richmond, B.C. We’ve been growing with our ... Read more

McDonald's – Why Work With Us?


McDonald’s Canada and its franchisees are always looking for top candidates. During this time, please expect a delay in response time from restaurants while they continue to monitor and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. For corporate roles, please proceed with your application, or if you are already in the interview stage, contact your recruiter for the next steps. We sincerely thank you for your continued trust and interest in McDonald’s Canada.

 

You can read more about the ways we are prioritizing health and wellbeing here.

Our People Vision & Principles

Our people are the foundation of our business.

Our People Principles

Behind our People Vision stands our absolute commitment to respect and recognize our people, to support their personal growth and education, to instill leadership and dedication, and to provide them with the best working environment possible. To guide our actions, we follow the People Principles that reflect McDonald’s values and describe the culture we embrace. We have always been committed to doing the right thing for our employees. Our values and behaviours are the foundation for the relationships we foster with our employees. We continue to believe in and reaffirm our long-standing policy of providing fair and equal opportunities for all employees and prospective employees. If you are selected as part of the selection process and you require an accommodation, we shall provide or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your needs due to disability.

Respect and Recognition

  • Employees are respected, valued and empowered.
  • Employees are recognized and rewarded in many ways.
  • Great rewards for outstanding work include a variety of exciting “Once in a Lifetime Opportunities.”

Values and Behaviours

  • We act in the best interest of the company, our employees and the communities in which we operate.
  • We communicate openly, listen for understanding and value diverse opinions.
  • We accept personal accountability.
  • We coach and learn.

Our People Vision

At McDonald’s® Canada our People Vision is for our people to feel valued and proud to work here. In fact we aim to be the best employer in every one of our Canadian communities.

We Take Care of Our People

In Canada, hundreds of thousands of people have entered the Canadian workforce through the Golden Arches™.

A Great Start

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got their first job experience working behind the counter or in the kitchens and drive-thrus of McDonald’s. They chose McDonald’s for all kinds of reasons. Regardless of why they joined or how long they stayed, a first job at McDonald’s has served as a springboard to exciting and diverse careers for many successful Canadians. It’s a great start.

Positioned for Success

For employees who decide to build a career at McDonald’s, the growth opportunities are outstanding. A prime example is John Betts, McDonald’s Canada’s President and CEO, who began his career as McDonald’s crew person. His success story is common at McDonald’s Canada – there are incredible career opportunities available and we are committed to promoting from within for all our employees.

The Pathway to Management

Having energetic and motivated people join our team is the best way to realize our goal of building an exciting future together. Managing a McDonald’s restaurant is a challenging task, so we have a comprehensive Management Development Program which provides a formal training program for employees who move through the hierarchy to Restaurant Manager. At each level, your hands-on training will be supplemented with classroom training.

Global Opportunities

Career opportunities at McDonald’s also exist beyond Canada - McDonald's operates in 119 countries around the world, and many of our crew find themselves working in a variety of destinations around the world.

A Great Team

Each person at McDonald’s plays an important role. Crew and managers work together, constantly communicating and supporting each other in a team atmosphere that is busy and challenging, but always aims to be co-operative and fun. One of the best things about working with us is the potential for lasting friendships. The interesting people you’ll meet will ensure you have a great time at work. And if you enjoy social activities, you’ll have chances to spend time with your colleagues at special company events including summer picnics, holiday parties and other organized outings.

Flexible Schedules

At McDonald’s, we know that you have responsibilities and interests outside of work. We recognize the importance of work/life balance. That’s why we offer flexible schedules to help you choose hours that best fit your life. Maybe you need a part-time job that will fit around your studies or you’re available only on weekends. Perhaps you’re looking for a few hours a day while your kids are in school. Your local McDonald’s Manager will be able to help you work out a schedule that suits you.

Workplace Safety

Ensuring a healthy and safe work environment for all employees is a top priority for McDonald's. We aim to make safety a part of everything we do. Our restaurants have workplace safety programs in place to ensure that our high safety standards and procedures are clearly communicated and reinforced daily. As an important member of our team, you'll be taught to identify and report any potential issues, and encouraged to offer suggestions to improve health and safety.

Benefits and Rewards

Our Crew, Restaurant Managers and full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits* and rewards. We offer competitive starting rates plus regular wage and performance reviews to promote skills growth and earning power. Other benefits include free uniforms for our Restaurant Staff and various discounts. Full-time McDonald’s employees are eligible for enhanced total compensation and benefits, such as our Comprehensive Group Insurance Plan that offers extended health, dental, disability and life insurance for employees and their families.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

Compensation packages include benefits that employees tell us they value.
Employees receive regular performance and wage reviews.

Learning and Development

At McDonald’s® we offer the opportunity to “learn while you earn”. Learning and development are an important part of your McDonald's work experience and starts as soon as you join the team. Crew trainers, managers and other employees will work with you to show you the ropes, and training continues as you advance through the McDonald's system. We work hard to promote a positive coaching environment to help you develop to your full potential. In addition to gaining skills and knowledge in the foodservice and hospitality industry, your job at McDonald's will help you learn teamwork; leadership, communication and guest service skills; responsibility and time management.

Education and Scholarships

Approximately 50% of our employees are 18 years of age or younger, and we were awarded by Canada Top 100 Employers the 2016 Top Employer for Young People award. As one of Canada's leading youth employers, McDonald's believes in responsible student employment. Education and schoolwork must come first. That's why we're always ready to help employees balance work and studies. We also believe in supporting our employees' goals to further their education through our long-standing scholarship program. For more than 25 years, McDonald's has awarded thousands of scholarships as a way of recognizing and rewarding restaurant employees for their achievements at work, at school and in their communities. Since the program began, more than 4,000 McDonald's employees have shared in scholarship awards, totaling more than $2 million.

 

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    A really fun place to work. I grew a lot and learned a lot in this position.

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McDonald's Interviews

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McDonald's Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2019
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise, 2018
  • Best Large Workplaces for Women, Fortune, 2018
  • 25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For (in Latin America)(#4), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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