Education and Scholarships
Approximately 50% of our employees are 18 years of age or younger, and we were awarded by Canada Top 100 Employers the 2016 Top Employer for Young People award.
As one of Canada's leading youth employers, McDonald's believes in responsible student employment. Education and schoolwork must come first. That's why we're always ready to help employees balance work and studies.
We also believe in supporting our employees' goals to further their education through our long-standing scholarship program. For more than 25 years, McDonald's has awarded thousands of scholarships as a way of recognizing and rewarding restaurant employees for their achievements at work, at school and in their communities. Since the program began, more than 4,000 McDonald's employees have shared in scholarship awards, totaling more than $2 million.