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.
Benefits and Rewards
Our Crew, Restaurant Managers and full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits and rewards. We offer competitive starting rates plus regular wage and performance reviews to promote skills growth and earning power. Other benefits include free uniforms for our Restaurant Staff and various discounts. Full-time McDonald’s employees are eligible for enhanced total compensation and benefits, such as our Comprehensive Group Insurance Plan that offers extended health, dental, disability and life insurance for employees and their families.
McDonald's recognizes and rewards hard work, dedication, motivation and results. Appreciation comes in many forms - from a simple thank you for a job well done, to restaurant-wide recognition through programs such as the 'Employee of the Month' and management leadership awards. Outstanding Restaurant Management performance is recognized by our Ray Kroc Awards. Each year, the top 1% of McDonald’s Restaurant Managers are honored with this award, which recognizes their passion for excellence.