Careers at CGC

For more than a century, CGC has been building - providing products and systems solutions that help build shelter, building a leadership position in our industry, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and building rewarding careers for our employees.

We build shelter

Our innovative, award-winning products provide high quality  building solutions, including protection from fire, noise, and the elements. Our manufacturing processes are environmentally-friendly, using 100% recycled paper and synthetic gypsum, a by-product of the process used for reducing power plant emissions. And in order to give back to our communities, CGC contributes to many charitable causes, particularly those involved in homelessness, housing, and disaster relief.

We build careers

We hire people for careers, not jobs. We promote from within whenever possible and we trust our employees with significant responsibility early in their careers. We invest in our employees through classroom and on-the-job training. We move people across businesses, functions, and across the country to make the best use of their talents. Our on-line job posting program lets employees know what opportunities are available within the Company and helps us match the right person with the right position. CGC is a company in which everyone can reach their full potential, which is why many of our leaders came up through the ranks. Our employees are the best at what they do, which is why CGC is the industry leader year after year!

CGC is proud to be a part of USG Corporation, building shelter and careers around the world.  To join a winning team and begin build your future with CGC,

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Our core values are our foundation

Our seven core values are: safety, integrity, service, quality, innovation, diversity, and efficiency. They are the solid foundation on which we have built CGC into the leading building materials manufacturer in Canada.

Safety

Safety is the first priority in everything we do. We adhere to the highest standards for effective accident prevention and safe operating practices to prevent injuries to employees and all with whom we do business.

Integrity

We maintain the highest standards of behavior by being honest and ethical in our conduct. We consistently strive to do the right thing.

Service

We anticipate customer needs and are the most responsive, dependable and easiest company to do business with on a daily basis.

Quality

We maintain the highest operational standards in the industry and only manufacture products that consistently exceed our customers' expectations

Innovation

We strive to develop creative customer-desired products and services that will set new industry standards - from concept to customer. We create and capture value in both the technology and product development pipelines as well as foster continuous improvement in our operations and service. We take initiative quickly and manage risks prudently.

Diversity

We are committed to promoting diversity of thought, ideas, perspective and people. We create an inclusive environment that attracts, retains and values people of all backgrounds.

Efficiency

We streamline end-to-end processes across business lines, customers and suppliers to achieve the lowest delivered costs and most efficient capital base, while exceeding customer needs.

Our total rewards help us attract and retain the best

CGC offers competitive base salaries and cash incentive awards, comprehensive benefits, and financial protection for employees and their families.

Extended Health Care

Our extended health plan is designed to provide coverage for most health care expenses not covered by provincial health care plans such as prescription drugs, eye exams, prescription eyewear, and paramedical professional services.

Dental Care

Our dental plan is designed with a special emphasis on preventative care. It also covers major dental work such as fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, oral surgery, orthodontia and dentures.

Short Term Disability

Short term disability coverage is provided at no cost to the employee. These plans provide income protection for up to six months during periods of illness and disability.

Long Term Disability

Employees can elect this coverage to provide income protection in the event of extended illness or disability that lasts beyond six months. 

Basic Life Insurance

Basic life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance is provided at no cost to the employee.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Supplemental life insurance offers additional life and accidental & dismemberment insurance protection.

Retirement Plan

The CGC Retirement Plan is designed to provide a monthly income benefit for life based on your pay, age and years of benefit service with the Company. The plan is a contributory defined benefit plan with full vesting after two years participation.

Investment Plan

The Investment Plan is a defined contribution plan with options to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and/or a non registered savings plan. Employees may invest 1% to 15% of their compensation in any of the investment options. Participants earn a company match of 25% on a portion of their contributions. Employees are immediately vested in Company Matching.

Incentive Plans

Every CGC employee participates in one of the Corporation or subsidiary incentive plans. The purpose of these plans is to enhance the spirit of teamwork and to further encourage employees to contribute to and share in the positive performance achievements of the company. Cash payments based on target achievement are earned quarterly or annually, depending upon the plan.

Vacation & Holidays

Employees enjoy from three weeks to six weeks paid vacation based on their length of continuous service.  CGC observes eleven paid holidays annually.

Our commitment to helping you be your best.

CGC understands the importance of balancing work and your personal life. CGC will help you make your best contribution in both.

In giving your best, you can expect a corporate commitment to your personal and professional growth and satisfaction in return - through our outstanding work life programs, an emphasis on development, and the broadest possible career opportunities available.

Employee Assistance Program

CGC's Employee Assistance Program helps you balance your life with health and wellness information.  Through this confidential service, CGC employees have access to a vast library of resources and several different modes of counseling and support.  For everyday life challenges or serious issues that can impact work, health and life, CGC's Employee Assistance Program covers it all.

Wellness

CGC encourages employees to live well, through preventive health care, nutrition and exercise.  CGC's Wellness Program offers fitness club memberships at a special reduced rate, health coaching, nutrition support, smoking cessation services, and much more.

Career Development

A rewarding career is seldom about the path of least resistance but always about challenge and growth. Whether your journey follows a traditional path or takes an unconventional turn, your future opportunities at CGC are wide open. Employees are encouraged to take active roles in their career paths, building upon an already strong desire to grow and collaborate in unconventional and imaginative ways.

Relocation

Exciting relocation opportunities are available within Canada, the United States and USG operations worldwide. Whenever relocation is part of the journey, the Company provides a best in class relocation package that is sensitive to taking care of your financial needs while minimizing disruptions to your personal life wherever possible.

Educational Assistance

The CGC Educational Assistance Program encourages self-development to enhance current performance and to prepare for future opportunities. The Company provides up to 90% reimbursement for approved graduate and undergraduate tuition, books and registration fees.

Short Term Education

At the Company's request, selected management and professional employees may enroll in designated education courses, generally of two weeks or less duration, offered by colleges, universities, and technical or professional associations under the Short Term Education Program.

Development Programs

The company runs a number of training and development programs designed to help employees reach their full potential, realize individual aspirations, and meet organization and business needs:  CGC Foundations, CGC Directions, CGC Connections, USG Visions and Values, USG Leadership Development Program, and USG Emerging Leaders Program, to name a few.

Performance Appraisal & Development (PA&D)

The formal performance management and development process is essential to the development, recognition and reward of employees as well as achievement of key business plans and objectives. 

Career Opportunities

The Company has a strong promotion from within philosophy.  Open positions are communicated throughout the organization and are filled with qualified internal candidates whenever possible.