McDonald's Canada

McDonald's Canada

April 19, 2011 10:23 ET

Jobs Are on the Menu at McDonald's® Restaurants in Canada During First National Hiring Day

Restaurants Look to Hire Up to 4,000 Employees On-Site During Day-Long Hiring Blitz

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) -

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Today, McDonald's Canada and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 4,000 new restaurant employees, from British Columbia to Newfoundland, during the company's first National Hiring Day event. Thousands of full and part-time, crew and restaurant management positions are on the menu for the one-day national hiring blitz.

"Tremendous growth over the last few years and a growing customer base has given us an opportunity to bolster our workforce like never before," said Len Jillard, Chief People Officer, McDonald's Canada. "National Hiring Day is our chance to let job-seekers in on a well-kept secret – that a job at McDonald's can be the beginning of a challenging and rewarding career."

When interested candidates stop by participating restaurants today, they can learn about local restaurant career opportunities, then apply and possibly even get interviewed on the spot by a member of the restaurant management team.

A McDonald's job is one with endless possibilities. Sixty per cent of McDonald's Canada's top Canadian management and 50 per cent of its franchisees started as McDonald's crew. World-class training and hands-on skills development, such as teamwork, time management, customer service and communication, can instill life-long business skills in employees.

"For a year or a career, a McDonald's job can help set employees up for career success," added Jillard. "Flexibility, fun and training are just a few of the reasons to join McDonald's. The potential for a challenging and rewarding career is a reason to stay long-term."

A testament to McDonald's growth opportunities is Len Jillard himself. Jillard began his career with the company almost 40 years ago as a crewperson in London, Ontario. He worked in a number of mid and senior management positions, throughout the Canadian and Mexican operations, before taking his current role carrying out the McDonald's People Promise to value each and every employee across the country.

McDonald's has long been recognized as a great place to work. McDonald's Canada was recently recognized as a top 5 employer in Aon Hewitt's study of Canada's Best Employers of 2011 for the ninth time – the only quick-service restaurant in the country to earn this honour. Just this January, McDonald's Corporation won a Catalyst Award, honouring the company's global efforts to support and advance women in business.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit their local participating McDonald's restaurant for more information or apply online at In addition, candidates can join a live chat on Twitter @McD_Canada today, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, to have their questions about employment at McDonald's answered by a member of McDonald's HR team.

About McDonald's Canada

McDonald's is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,400 restaurants and employ more than 77,000 Canadians coast to coast. Approximately 80 per cent of McDonald's Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by local businessmen and women. For more information about McDonald's Canada, visit the company's website at

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