TORONTO — McDonald’s Canada is looking to hire more than 20,000 new employees across the country. Available roles offer youth and students flexible work schedules to balance school, sports, community work and life while working in a skill-building position.
According to a survey conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of McDonald’s Canada, 89 per cent of hiring managers agree McDonald’s restaurant experience demonstrates applicants can work well in a team; 77 per cent agree restaurant experience demonstrates applicants have soft skills; and 82 per cent agree restaurant experience is applicable to careers beyond the food-and-beverage industry.
Similarly, 70 per cent of Canadians who are currently or have previously worked at McDonald’s said they learned or improved their customer service skills and 63 per cent who used to work at McDonald’s said they still use those skills in their job/career, for a separate 2022 survey.
Additionally, McDonald’s Canada has committed to increasing representation of women by 45 per cent and under-represented groups in leadership roles by the end of 2025.
“At McDonald’s Canada, we ensure teams at all levels of the business have access to opportunities that offer valuable work experience and enable the development of important transferable skills that will serve them in their acting role and beyond,” says Erin Moore, national director of Human Resources, McDonald’s Canada. “Whether you have years of experience on your resume or you’re ready to break into your first job, there’s a crew for you.”
“A diverse workforce is critical to the success of McDonald’s and our independent franchisees. We are committed to representing and celebrating the diversity of our Canadian communities, and creating a culture of inclusion and belonging,” says Simone Alleyne, senior director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culture and Change at McDonald’s Canada. “We want to be one of Canada’s favourite employers, no matter what your role is with us. It’s McDonald’s continued priority to create and offer a work experience that welcomes who you are and helps you succeed.”