Head Office: Montreal (Quebec)
Year of creation: 1880
Type of company: subsidiary
Sector of activity: telecommunications
Bell Canada is a telecommunications company that serves the greater part of the territory east of Saskatchewan to the Atlantic provinces and most of the northern territories. In addition, it is a competitor of other carriers in the western provinces. It provides internet, wireless, voicemail and telephone service for more than 13 million telephone lines. It is a subsidiary of its parent company BCE Inc.
Bell Canada has at least 49,000 employees involved in a multitude of services and occupations. Among them are customer service representatives, technicians, engineering, accountants, managers, designers and trainers and summer intern programs.
Bell Canada employees enjoy numerous benefits including health and dental insurance, fifteen vacation days to start, increasing to twenty days after seven years of service. Additionally, it offers a pension plan, a performance incentive bonus, job training and tuition amongst others. It has been selected in 2018 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
Bell Canada’s diversity and inclusion policies (sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religion, physical disability, age) allow employees to focus on their tasks and encourage innovation and creativity in the workplace. Bell’s interest in mental health care has fostered the program “Bell Let’s Talk” and created an internal mental health policy for its employees. Its diversity program has provided resume writing and skills assessment training to jobseekers from Indigenous communities. It also matches charitable donations to organizations where employees volunteer their time (up to $2500).