Careers at CGC
For more than a century, CGC has been building - providing
products and systems solutions that help build shelter, building a
leadership position in our industry, building strong relationships
with our stakeholders, and building rewarding careers for our
We build shelter
Our innovative, award-winning products provide high quality
building solutions, including protection from fire, noise,
and the elements. Our manufacturing processes are
environmentally-friendly, using 100% recycled paper and synthetic
gypsum, a by-product of the process used for reducing power plant
emissions. And in order to give back to our communities, CGC
contributes to many charitable causes, particularly those involved
in homelessness, housing, and disaster relief.
We build careers
We hire people for careers, not jobs. We promote from within
whenever possible and we trust our employees with significant
responsibility early in their careers. We invest in our employees
through classroom and on-the-job training. We move people across
businesses, functions, and across the country to make the best use
of their talents. Our on-line job posting program lets employees
know what opportunities are available within the Company and helps
us match the right person with the right position. CGC is a company
in which everyone can reach their full potential, which is why many
of our leaders came up through the ranks. Our employees are the
best at what they do, which is why CGC is the industry leader year
CGC is proud to be a part of USG Corporation, building shelter
and careers around the world. To join a winning team and
begin build your future with CGC, click here to explore our Career
Our core values are our foundation
Our seven core values are: safety, integrity, service, quality,
innovation, diversity, and efficiency. They are the solid
foundation on which we have built CGC into the leading building
materials manufacturer in Canada.
Safety is the first priority in everything we do. We adhere to
the highest standards for effective accident prevention and safe
operating practices to prevent injuries to employees and all with
whom we do business.
We maintain the highest standards of behavior by being honest
and ethical in our conduct. We consistently strive to do the right
We anticipate customer needs and are the most responsive,
dependable and easiest company to do business with on a daily
We maintain the highest operational standards in the industry
and only manufacture products that consistently exceed our
We strive to develop creative customer-desired products and
services that will set new industry standards - from concept to
customer. We create and capture value in both the technology and
product development pipelines as well as foster continuous
improvement in our operations and service. We take initiative
quickly and manage risks prudently.
We are committed to promoting diversity of thought, ideas,
perspective and people. We create an inclusive environment that
attracts, retains and values people of all backgrounds.
We streamline end-to-end processes across business lines,
customers and suppliers to achieve the lowest delivered costs and
most efficient capital base, while exceeding customer needs.
Our total rewards help us attract and retain the best
CGC offers competitive base salaries and cash incentive awards,
comprehensive benefits, and financial protection for employees and
Extended Health Care
Our extended health plan is designed to provide coverage for
most health care expenses not covered by provincial health care
plans such as prescription drugs, eye exams, prescription eyewear,
and paramedical professional services.
Our dental plan is designed with a special emphasis on
preventative care. It also covers major dental work such as
fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, oral surgery, orthodontia
Short Term Disability
Short term disability coverage is provided at no cost to the
employee. These plans provide income protection for up to six
months during periods of illness and disability.
Long Term Disability
Employees can elect this coverage to provide income protection
in the event of extended illness or disability that lasts beyond
Basic Life Insurance
Basic life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance is
provided at no cost to the employee.
Supplemental Life Insurance
Supplemental life insurance offers additional life and
accidental & dismemberment insurance protection.
The CGC Retirement Plan is designed to provide a monthly income
benefit for life based on your pay, age and years of benefit
service with the Company. The plan is a contributory defined
benefit plan with full vesting after two years participation.
The Investment Plan is a defined contribution plan with options
to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and/or
a non registered savings plan. Employees may invest 1% to 15% of
their compensation in any of the investment options. Participants
earn a company match of 25% on a portion of their contributions.
Employees are immediately vested in Company Matching.
Every CGC employee participates in one of the Corporation or
subsidiary incentive plans. The purpose of these plans is to
enhance the spirit of teamwork and to further encourage employees
to contribute to and share in the positive performance achievements
of the company. Cash payments based on target achievement are
earned quarterly or annually, depending upon the plan.
Vacation & Holidays
Employees enjoy from three weeks to six weeks paid vacation
based on their length of continuous service. CGC observes
eleven paid holidays annually.
Our commitment to helping you be your best.
CGC understands the importance of balancing work and your
personal life. CGC will help you make your best contribution in
In giving your best, you can expect a corporate commitment to
your personal and professional growth and satisfaction in return -
through our outstanding work life programs, an emphasis on
development, and the broadest possible career opportunities
Employee Assistance Program
CGC's Employee Assistance Program helps you balance your life
with health and wellness information. Through this
confidential service, CGC employees have access to a vast library
of resources and several different modes of counseling and
support. For everyday life challenges or serious issues that
can impact work, health and life, CGC's Employee Assistance Program
covers it all.
CGC encourages employees to live well, through preventive health
care, nutrition and exercise. CGC's Wellness Program offers
fitness club memberships at a special reduced rate, health
coaching, nutrition support, smoking cessation services, and much
A rewarding career is seldom about the path of least resistance
but always about challenge and growth. Whether your journey follows
a traditional path or takes an unconventional turn, your future
opportunities at CGC are wide open. Employees are encouraged to
take active roles in their career paths, building upon an already
strong desire to grow and collaborate in unconventional and
Exciting relocation opportunities are available within Canada,
the United States and USG operations worldwide. Whenever relocation
is part of the journey, the Company provides a best in class
relocation package that is sensitive to taking care of your
financial needs while minimizing disruptions to your personal life
The CGC Educational Assistance Program encourages
self-development to enhance current performance and to prepare for
future opportunities. The Company provides up to 90% reimbursement
for approved graduate and undergraduate tuition, books and
Short Term Education
At the Company's request, selected management and professional
employees may enroll in designated education courses, generally of
two weeks or less duration, offered by colleges, universities, and
technical or professional associations under the Short Term
The company runs a number of training and development programs
designed to help employees reach their full potential, realize
individual aspirations, and meet organization and business
needs: CGC Foundations, CGC Directions, CGC Connections, USG
Visions and Values, USG Leadership Development Program, and USG
Emerging Leaders Program, to name a few.
Performance Appraisal & Development (PA&D)
The formal performance management and development process is
essential to the development, recognition and reward of employees
as well as achievement of key business plans and
The Company has a strong promotion from within philosophy.
Open positions are communicated throughout the organization and are
filled with qualified internal candidates whenever