For the second consecutive year, CAE has proudly secured its place among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a prestigious accolade reserved for companies at the forefront of their respective industries, distinguished by their commitment to providing adaptable and flexible workplaces for their employees. This recognition underscores CAE’s dedication to fostering a people-centric work environment, characterized by innovative approaches to work, anticipation of employee needs, and a focus on future skills development.
“At CAE, our people are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proud global company with deep Canadian roots providing a collaborative, innovative and forward-thinking work environment,” explained Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE.
The designation of CAE as a Top 100 Employer in Canada is a testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to employee well-being and engagement, reflected in various initiatives and programs introduced in recent years. One such initiative is CAEheartbeat, a global program aimed at enhancing employee well-being and work-life balance through policies such as flexible vacation, improved maternity and paternity leaves, and sabbatical opportunities.
In addition to these policies, CAE has invested in enhancing its Montreal head office to provide employees with a vibrant and collaborative workspace. This includes the development of a new outdoor park offering various recreational activities, sports equipment, and collaborative seating. The head office also boasts a second rooftop terrace, a new café, and a locker room, providing employees with spaces to relax, store personal items, and access shower facilities.
CAE further demonstrated its commitment to employee engagement by hosting its largest Family Day event at its Montreal headquarters. The event welcomed over 6,500 employees and their families, providing them with an exclusive look at CAE’s cutting-edge technology and innovations. With more than 60 demos and interactive experiences, the event offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life at CAE.
“CAE strives to create a workplace centered on employees’ well-being, which enhances our ability to hire, retain, and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time,” said Bob Lockett, CAE’s Chief People Officer.
The company’s dedication to its employees is evident in various employee-focused initiatives and programs. CAE honored three generations of the Brodeur family, who collectively contributed over seven decades of service to the company. This celebration included a special simulator ride piloted by Marc Parent, offering a unique and memorable experience.
In May 2023, CAE further strengthened its commitment to a human-centric approach by appointing Bob Lockett as the new Chief People Officer. This strategic appointment reflects CAE’s ongoing efforts to prioritize its workforce and enhance the employee experience.
CAE’s commitment to diversity and gender equality is exemplified by the publication of its first-ever Gender Equality Report for FY23. This report provides valuable insights into CAE’s strategies, progress, and ongoing efforts towards achieving gender equity in the workplace.
Notably, CAE has received recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021 and 2022, as well as being acknowledged as a Montreal Top Employer in the same years.
For those interested in becoming part of the CAE team, opportunities, and further information about joining can be found on the company’s website. Apply now to be a part of an organization that prioritizes its employees and continues to set industry standards for workplace excellence.