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Nelson Overview

Scarborough, ON
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
NELSON is Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher. NELSON believes in the evolution of life-long education and dedicates its business efforts to the creation of quality, innovative solutions that support the needs of every student, teacher, and instructor to ... Read more

Mission: To enable the success of Canadian students and educators.

Nelson – Why Work With Us?

About Nelson

"... the future is based on our strong partnerships and ongoing relationships with educators ..."

Nelson is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike.

Nelson is active in Canada’s K-12, Higher Education, Professional Learning, Business, Industry, and Government markets. Our success now and in the future is based on our strong partnerships and ongoing relationships with educators across the country. Together, we are making a positive difference in the lives of Canadians by producing the highest quality educational products and services.

If you're looking for opportunities to grow and be supported in your learning and development, and you want to develop quality and innovative educational products — Nelson is the company for you.

There are many reasons to join Nelson, including unique career paths, advancement opportunities, great training programs, and professional development. We value our people and know how important it is to have a healthy work–life balance. It’s also important to find a company that offers you a place to grow and make a difference. Nelson is that company, whether you’re starting your career or are a seasoned professional.

When you join Nelson, you’ll find an amazing group of people who work together, are committed to excellence, and are dedicated to providing our customers with customized solutions through great products and services.

Work and Life

At Nelson, you’ll be impressed with the team-driven environment and collegial atmosphere. The success of our business is based on having smart, dedicated people committed to excellence and developing innovative products and services. Join our team and share your enthusiasm, ideas, and passion!

Nelson fosters an environment where productivity and camaraderie go hand in hand. We also recognize that you have a life outside your job and support a work–life balance by offering:

  • A Collegial, Friendly, Fun, and Welcoming Atmosphere
  • Summer Hours (May through September)
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Flexible Hours (Divisional Dependent)

Learning and Development

Our strong commitment to recognizing excellence is reflected in our policy to promote from within the organization. As Educational Publishers, we value lifelong learning. We provide our employees with many opportunities to continue their learning through various training initiatives:

  • Professional Development through both Internal and External Training Opportunities
  • Developing Excellence at Nelson (DEaN)
  • Advancement and Promotions

Compensation and Benefits

We understand that talented people are in high demand, which is why we offer competitive salaries and benefits to ensure we attract, reward, and retain the best.

At Nelson your total compensation includes base pay, incentive plan, and benefits program. Your base pay is determined by a number of factors, which include what you bring to your position. The incentive program is available to all permanent employees and is based on parameters relating to company performance. All our employees are offered:

  • Flexible Health and Dental Plans
  • Pension Plan with Company Matching
  • RRSP Plans
  • Canada Savings Bonds Purchase
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation + Holidays + Company-Paid Holidays
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, AD&D and out-of-country medical

Other Benefits include:

  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Computer Purchase Plan
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Full-Service Cafeteria
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Seasonal Events
  • 50% Employee Discount on Nelson products

Nelson Reviews

  • "excellent"

    Current Employee - Editorial in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Editorial in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Nelson full-time


    It has great people great product


    It is located in scarborough

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Nelson Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scarborough, ON
    No Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nelson (Scarborough, ON).


    My interview experience with Nelson began with a brief phone screening interview with HR. The only questions they asked me were (1) about my salary expectations and (2) "why do you want to work at Nelson?" Once I provided my answers, the screening call was done. My in-person interview was two hours long at Nelson's Scarborough office. One-hour with the same HR manager I spoke with during the screening call and another one-hour interview with the hiring manager. First interview was mostly traditional HR questions. The second interview was not very productive as it didn't seem as though the hiring manager had reviewed my CV or knew much about my work experience. I asked the majority of the questions. Because of this, a fourth interview was set-up. Over two weeks later on a Friday at 4:30pm I received my rejection email from Nelson. Very disappointing as I had called the previous morning to see if there was an update on the role as I had been made an offer with another employer. They told me they would call me the following day with “next steps”. No phone call, no feedback, no thank you - just a generic rejection email.

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