McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

April 10, 2012 07:00 ET

McDonald's® Shows First Time Job Seekers They Can Go from Small Fry to Big Cheese

Company serving up 4,500 jobs across Canada during second National Hiring Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 10, 2012) -

Editors Note: A photo for this release is available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press.

Do you think you've got what it takes to work under the Golden Arches™? On April 11th, jobs are on the menu for those who are passionate about food, want to make friends, and most importantly, want to have fun at work. McDonald's Canada and its franchisees are serving up 4,500 full and part-time crew and restaurant management positions during the company's second National Hiring Day.

Interested applicants can stop by participating restaurants on April 11th to learn about local career opportunities, apply for available positions and possibly even get interviewed on the spot by member of the restaurant management team.

"At McDonald's Canada, we want to give employees the skills needed to go from the crew room to the boardroom," said Len Jillard, Chief People Officer, McDonald's Canada. "National Hiring Day gives us the chance to show potential employees what makes McDonald's a great place to work, for a year or a career."

McDonald's has a long-standing history of employees who began their careers behind the counter and are still there decades later - including John Betts, president and CEO of McDonald's Canada and Jillard himself.

While McDonald's Canada employs a variety of Canadians looking for world-class training and flexibility, the company is one of Canada's largest youth employers. In 2011, approximately 42 per cent of McDonald's new hires were teens.

"Not enough job experience and too much advice can make the job search confusing and frustrating for teens and parents," said Alan Kearns, founder of CareerJoy, Canada's career and leadership coaching company. "When it comes to finding a job, it's not one size fits all, but with a little helpful advice, teens and parents can find an opportunity that's more suited to them."

To help parents sift through the clutter, McDonald's Canada and CareerJoy created a 'how-to' guide with job hunting tips. The guide is available online under the 'Careers' section at

Tips include how to:

  • Write a resume even with little work experience
  • Find the right job opportunity
  • Apply for the job: highlighting basic skills including punctuality, communication and team-work are valued by employers at every level
  • Prepare for the interview and come across as confident, despite a lack of job experience

While working at McDonald's provides teens with an interactive, engaging and fun experience, more importantly, it gives them a wealth of knowledge and skills. From time management, to customer service, to team building and problem solving - all these skills can help build a strong foundation for a successful career.

"As leaders in the industry, McDonald's Canada knows their success is directly attributed to their employees," added Kearns. "It's evident in the care and investment they put into providing professional training and development, offering flexible scheduling and the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career."

McDonald's Canada was recently recognized as a top ten employer in Aon Hewitt's study of Canada's Best Employers of 2012 for the tenth time - the only quick-service restaurant in the country to earn this honour.

For more information, please visit a local participating McDonald's restaurant or apply online at

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 80,000 Canadians coast-to-coast. Approximately 75 per cent of McDonald's Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. For more information about McDonald's Canada, visit the company's web site at

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Interviews are available with Len Jillard and Alan Kearns.

To view the 'Parent's Guide' associated with this press release, please visit the following link:

Contact Information

  • McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
    Louis Payette
    McDonald's Media Relations