Our People Promise sets out what crew and managers value the most about working with McDonald’s, the opportunity to earn and learn with access to education, experience and skills development suiting their needs, choice through flexible hours that suit them best, and with locations in communities across Canada, we can provide a job close to home. We empower company-owned or independently franchised restaurant employees to bring their authentic selves to work by fostering a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment, welcoming people of every age, background, and culture—just like the guests who visit our restaurants every day.
Benefits, Rewards, and Recognition
Crew and restaurant managers are eligible for a wide range of benefits and awards. We offer competitive starting rates plus regular wage and performance reviews to promote skills growth and earning power. Independent franchisees offer a flexible, adapted, and relevant Employee Value Proposition in each of the communities they operate, offering benefits and perks ranging from free uniforms, employee discounts, scholarships, incentives, and more.
We also recognize and reward hard work, dedication, motivation, and results. Appreciation comes in many forms - from a simple thank you for a job well done, to programs such as the Employee of the Month or the Global Ray Kroc Award, which recognizes the top 1% of McDonald’s Restaurant Managers for their passion for excellence.
At McDonald’s, we know that you have responsibilities and interests outside of work. We recognize the importance of work/life balance. That’s why we offer flexible schedules to help you choose hours that best fit your life. Maybe you need an overnight job based on your lifestyle preferences or a part-time job that will fit around your studies. Perhaps you’re looking for a few hours a day while your kids are in school. Your local restaurant manager will be able to help you work out a schedule that suits you.
Learning & Development
At McDonald’s, learning and development are an important part of your work experience and start as soon as you join the team. Crew trainers, managers and other employees will work with you to show you the ropes, and training continues as you advance through the McDonald's system. We work hard to promote a positive learning and coaching environment to help you develop to your full potential.
We offer opportunities to develop your skills, continue your education and earn at the same time. As well as providing opportunities to develop formal qualifications through our Archways to Opportunity program along with our Restaurant Operations and People Leadership practices training; everyone who joins us grows in confidence and develops valuable life-skills such as teamwork, leadership, agility, resiliency and decision-making in a fast-paced environment. We provide a modern and progressive learning experience and the environment through virtual simulators, self-directed eLearning, and more.
Archways to Opportunity
McDonald’s and independent franchisees are committed to helping their respective employees further their education and achieve their dreams. To help our managers who work at a company-owned or independently franchised restaurant, we created Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education strategy that provides people with an opportunity to grow and learn – no matter where they are on their journey. We have partnered with 30 colleges and universities across Canada to offer educational opportunities to our managers for advanced placement into Business Diploma and Business Degree programs. Our approach is to provide programs that meet people where they are today to achieve their goals tomorrow.