Walmart Canada

a) How long have you been in business?
25 Years in Canada, 57 years total.

b) How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?
12 locations in Calgary, 400 nationally, 11,300 internationally in 27 different countries.

c) How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?
85,000+ associates nationally, 1750 locally.

d) What type of positions do you offer?  (ex. Full time, part time, seasonal, contract etc.)

e) What are the benefits of working for your company? Staff discounts, incentive programs, scholarships etc.
10% Staff discount, Health benefits for all roles, Company Stock Purchase plan, 20% tuition discount at Humber College (Ontario but they offer some distance Ed courses), hourly associate bonus program.

f) Describe opportunities for advancement.
Associates normally start work with Walmart as a Part-Time Associate and we do the majority of our full-time recruitment internally. We have several different areas in our business to advance to including Full-Time Customer Service Associates, Backroom Fulfillment, Cashier, Courtesy Desk, Department Manager, Lead Department Manager, Assistant Store Managers and Distribution Facility roles.

g) List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
Walmart takes great pride in giving back to the community in which we operate some of the initiatives we have corporately undertaken include:
- Red Cross Fundraising
- Children’s Miracle Network Fundraising
- Fight Hunger, Spark Change Hunger Relief in partnership with Food Bank’s Canada
- Reducing of plastics with all private brand packaging being 100% recyclable by 2025

h) How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?

i) Describe your hiring and interview process?
Interested candidates can apply online at, select the store and available position they are most interested in and fill out all required personal and employment information. Following this step there will be an assessment to determine fit with the organization. If the candidate successfully passes this assessment an email invitation for will be sent to the candidate with the email provided to select a date and time for an in-store interview. If the candidate successfully passes the interview they will receive a job offer in their email inbox with the details of the role and hourly wage. Once accepted we require all associates over the age of 18 to pass a criminal background check. Upon successful completion of these steps will then initiate an orientation invite email in which the candidate can select their date and time of when they would like to begin their new role with Walmart!

j) What do you look for in an employee?
Walmart looks for customer focused, out-going, energetic, problem solving individuals. We celebrate diversity and inclusion and look to reflect the community we serve.

k) What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
No required education or training is required to apply

l) What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?
Minimum age requirement is 16 to work in customer service focused areas and 18+ to work in our receiving and backroom areas.

m) Provide a wage range for entry level positions.
$15.15+ for entry level positions. We do take into consideration previous applicable experience.

n) What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?
Walmart is open from 7a-11p seven days a week. Shifts can begin as early as 6am and go as late as 12 midnight. With our Part-Time Flex positions there is no required minimum hours to work per week. We make every effort to be flexible in scheduling for school schedules.

o) Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?
Walmart has a dress code which requires associates to wear either a solid white or black top and either black pants or dark blue jeans. Walmart does not provide reimbursement for clothing to align with our dress code. If the role requires the use of steel toed boots we provide 1 pair per year and details of the program can be discussed with your hiring manager.