KMPG employees attending the lawn bowling fundraiser event 'Lawn Summer Nights'

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • In addition to providing maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers, KPMG maintains a "Working Parents Network" to bring together parents with young children and manages a virtual "Special Parents Network" to support parents of children with special physical, emotional or behavioural needs
  • KPMG strongly encourages employees to keep their skills sharp with generous tuition subsidies (to $3,500 annually), a variety of in-house training programs, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring programs and generous bonuses for some course completion -- and offers opportunities to participate in 3- to 6-month global assignments through it's Tax Trek Global Mobility Program as well as short- and long-term secondments to other roles in the firm (nationally and internationally)
  • KPMG helps employees balance work and their personal lives through a variety of flexible work options including a Personal Care program that provides employees with up to 50 hours of paid time-off annually to help with a range of personal matters, such as family emergencies, bereavement, moving, religious observance and personal appointments
KPMG employees from Team Canada celebrating winning the firm's international case competition

Employer Background

Industry Accounting
Parent company KPMG International
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Part-time employees in Canada 185
Full-time employees worldwide 173,965
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.63%
Average age of employees in Canada 36.6
Longest serving employee 48.98 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the Toronto head office was constructed to meet LEED Gold standard, consuming 40 percent less energy than comparable buildings, employees were consulted on interior design and the office features easy access to the city's underground PATH walking network and subway system, BIXI bicycle (shared-use) stations nearby, outdoor courtyard with gardens, KPMG Kafe lunch room that is often used for social gatherings (features great city views and has seating for 80 people), state-of-the-art Halo Room for virtual meetings with locations across the country and around the world, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table
Snacks available apples, bananas, pears and oranges
Other nearby amenities YMCA, fitness club, Cloud Garden Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Hummingbird Centre, Royal Alexandra Theatre

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Company organized social events yes
Recent social events at offices across the country employees enjoy a number of formal and informal events including Friday afternoon socials, ski trips, end of tax season celebrations, a Winterfest celebration in Toronto, summer barbecues, dedicated events to mark the beginning and end of their busy season, participation in the annual Big 4 Battle of the Bands fundraiser (an evening of music and friendly competition featuring bands from the largest accounting firms in Canada who compete and raise funds for the United Way), employee sports teams across the country including curling bonspiels, hockey tournaments, skating, dragon boat club, skiing and snowboarding, cycling, broomball, bowling and golf tournaments, tennis, soccer and cricket, organized social and volunteering initiatives for retired employees as well as a dedicated alumni newsletter
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications KPMG Today/KPMG Aujourd'hui, an online communication portal that features firm-wide news as well as sub-sections for regional and departmental news, internal social media tool (The Hub) that lets employees from around the world connect easily, dedicated Diversity and Inclusion, Infomation Technology, and Health and Safety portals

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note KPMG has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits year-end bonuses for non-executive personnel range from 2% to 25% of salary, formal "WorkPerks" discount program that offers employees and their families discounts on numerous products and services

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note KPMG has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 15 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information fitness reimbursement program of up to 75% of the cost of annual fees as well as initiation fees for gym membership or other fitness plans (such as golfing or skiing), up to 1.25% of an employee's annual salary for home gym equipment and weight management programs, retiree coverage continues for dependents in the event of the retiree's passing, flexible plan includes a base amount of flex dollars that vary by coverage level required (including single, couple and family)
Family-friendly benefits note KPMG has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $6,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $20,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, emergency short-term daycare
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information coaching calls to new parents prior to their leave as well as prior to their return to work to help smooth employees' transitition, sends employees information packages midway through parental leave to support their transition back to work, maintains a formal Working Parents Network that brings parents together to share ideas and experiences (and serves as an in-house resource for the firm to gain feedback on the firm's family-friendly initiatives), a Special Parents Network that meets monthly to address the unique challenges of raising children with physical, emotional and behavioural needs, offers a formal Backup Care program that includes emergency daycare services, financial subsidies for home care specialists and up to 5 hours of in-home care services (for childcare or eldercare), offers a formal Personal Care program which provides employees with up to 50 hours of paid time-off for personal matters, financial subsidies for emergency back-up care for children, elders and dependents

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 2 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information additional vacation purchase program for both full- and part-time employees (purchased through payroll deductions in 1 week increments)

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), online peer recognition program (called SHINE) that features a variety of award levels measured through a point system with award values ranging from $25 to $1,500
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 75% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs summer internship training program, internship opportunities for new Canadians in partnership with TRIEC's Mentoring Partnership Program, local and global secondment opportunities, dedicated Tax Trek Global Mobility program for tax professionals looking to gain international experience

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 500 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way (raised over $2 million and was awarded the prestigious Spirit of Community Award last year), Free the Children and Me to We (national We Day sponsorship), Motionball Marathon of Sport (in support of the Special Olympics), Bike for Mike (program to promote cycling in Hamilton), READ Saskatoon (literacy program for individuals, families and workplaces), Ride to Conquer Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Walk, to name only a few.
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight KPMG encourages employee volunteerism through its Community Leader Strategy which focuses on 3 key components including the community engagement of KPMG employees, strategic engagement of the firm in its respective communities, and minimizing the environmental footprint of its operations. The firm's Community Leader Awards program recognizes employees who have made significant or unique contributions to their community and rewards them with matching donations and flexibility during the work day to volunteer. The firm also operates the longstanding KPMG Foundation, which provides grants and matching donations to Canadian universities (up to $1,000 per person annually).

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • KPMG recently launched "Avenues", a program for graduates in the early stages of their career -- the program offers work experience across audit, tax and advisory practices as graduates work towards their professional designation and consider specialization -- participants are also assigned a dedicated Development Manager to provide coaching and feedback
  • KPMG created a 2-day workshop entitled "Ace the Case" for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an accounting designation -- available across the firm's national offices, the program helps participants improve their case-writing, analysis and presentation skills -- local teams compete nationally, with the winning team moving on to compete in the KPMG International Case Competition
  • Participants of KPMG's internship program spend half of their term in audit and the other half in non-audit functions such as tax, advisory, enterprise or national shared services -- summer interns recently participated in the Consulting for a Cause Case Challenge, and presented a business case on a challenge a not-for-profit was facing
  • KPMG interns may also have an opportunity to spend half their internship abroad at a KPMG member firm, with previous participants traveling to New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland
KPMG summer interns participating in community leadership activities


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Experience Community Leadership program for students to experience the firm's community leadership strategy firsthand, accounting and marketing scholarships for full-time students entering their second, third or fourth year at a Canadian university, Executive Look, a national summer conference offering students opportunities to participate in team building and professional development activities, network, and learn about careers at KPMG

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • For nearly a decade, KPMG has supported the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative Accounting Mentorship Program to encourage Aboriginal students to pursue post-secondary education and future careers in accounting -- the firm also maintains a First Nations and Aboriginal Students Awards scholarship program for students enrolled in business or the First Nation Financial Administration program at post-secondary institutions, and offers mentoring services to help them develop resume writing and interviewing skills, as well as assist with summer job search and internship applications
  • KPMG is committed to supporting the advancement of female employees, offering various training opportunities such as Women in Line for Leadership (WILL) to develop high-potential senior-management women, and a mentoring and leadership coaching initiative for female employees -- additionally, the firm maintains the Women's Interchange Network (WIN) as well as WIN@Leadership, a career development program to help women cultivate professional relationships
  • KPMG recently partnered with Canada Company's Military Employment Transition Program to provide employment assistance to Canadian Armed Forces members, reservists, veterans and military spouses -- the firm pledged to find opportunities within the organization, as well as connect them to related resources such as peer support networks and reservist leave options
Students from the Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance's 2017 DiverCity case competition working with their mentor, KPMG's Talent Attraction Specialist, Hazen Andrews (left)
"To truly embrace inclusion of the Aboriginal community and of all our people, what we must do is listen, be honest about what we don't know, learn and be responsive to their needs. Our people are our greatest strength both as a firm and as a society, and internally, our goal is for each and every KPMG employee across Canada to feel comfortable bringing their "whole self" to work regardless of your own unique heritage." Mary Lou Maher, Chief Inclusion Officer


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Inclusion Officer
Formal commitment maintains a diversity and inclusion council and a mental health strategy
Employee resource groups Women's Interchange Network (est. 2004), Pride@KPMG, Ibero-America Network, Team Italia, Ismaili Network, East Asian Network, Jewish Network, Salam Network, Christian Network
Diversity highlights annual 2-day WILL conference, mental health week events, the firm's diversity team recently completed the workplace mental health leadership certificate program, sponsors GRIS-Montreal (an organization that teaches awareness and inclusion of LGBT community in schools across the province), sponsors the Rotman Pride Alliance Case Competition for business students from the Rotman and Schulich Schools of Business, sponsors Sacred Circle (a Me to We, Free The Children social enterprise that offers a youth leadership program for self-identified Aboriginal students)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), GroYourBiz (mentorship for women entrepreneurs), Canadian Business SenseAbility (member), Job Opportunity Information Network (employment opportunities for persons with disabilities), Women's Executive Network, Community MicroSkills Development Centre (workshop for female entrepreneurs), Pride at Work Canada, The Triangle Program (independent school for LGBTQ students), Indspire (Inclusion Works career fair for Aboriginal peoples)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why KPMG LLP was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • KPMG's Sustainability Office Champions helped create and organize waste reduction, recycling and reuse programs at offices across the the country including initiatives to recycle everything from pens to e-waste, tracking paper consumption (the firm reduced annual paper usage by 46 percent since 2008) and eliminating use of bottled water -- one of its offices is located in a building that boasts an impressive 97 percent waste diversion rate
  • As part of its international efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, KPMG succeeded in reducing its worldwide emissions by 29 percent in 2010 over a baseline year of 2007 -- the firm has since set a new target that is equal to a 50 percent reduction by 2020 over the baseline year of 2007
  • KPMG's head office is an impressive state-of-the-art building located in downtown Toronto and built to the LEED Gold certification standard, using approximately 45 percent less energy than comparable buildings -- the firm also leases office space in a number of BOMA BEST certified buildings and is in the process of constructing and renovating offices in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver to the LEED Gold certification standard -- just under 50 percent of its Canadian-based employees work in LEED buildings
KPMG employees taking part in the Power To Play community leadership initiative


Industry Accounting
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,385
Employee green team Sustainability Office Champions (responsible for leading office Green Teams)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives National Executive Director of Community Leadership
Formal strategy/policy name Global Green Initiative (international program)
Green highlights reduced global greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent in 2010 over a baseline year of 2007 (has set a 2020 goal of 50 percent over the baseline year of 2007), formal print strategy has reduced paper consumption by 46 percent since 2008
Extended recycling e-waste, office furniture (usable furniture is donated to local charities), extensive recycling program at head office
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Bike to Work Week, Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve, Grand River Conservation Authority, Sustainable Kingston, ReForest London, Sustainable Montréal, HRM Bike Week, City of Fredericton's Greenshops, Queen's University Solar Design Team, London's Million Tree Challenge, Essex Regional Conservation Authority
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Pending
Building footprint includes water efficient fixtures, energy efficient and motion sensitive lighting, low emission and recycled material used in its construction, carpets made from recycled materials, surplus furniture donated to local community organizations, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

KPMG LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
KPMG summer interns compete in an ultimate frisbee tournament

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Accounting
Parent company KPMG International
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Staff Accountant, Audit Associate, Consultant, Senior Consultant
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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