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The benefits of working at Sobeys

When you’re exploring your career options, you want to find the ideal position that fits your lifestyle. Sobeys employees enjoy a supportive, stimulating work environment, but there’s much more to being part of our team.

Benefits that fit your life

We recognize that every employee has unique needs. Our YouFlex group benefits plan gives all eligible employees and their dependants a range of coverage choices. The plan offers flexible options so employees can select the benefits that fit their individual needs. A couple of these options you may enjoy if you’re covered by the plan are:

Core Coverage

YouFlex Core Coverage is available for eligible full-time and part-time employees. As a Sobeys employee, you’ll have access to a number of options, including Health and Dental Care, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Basic Life Insurance and Basic Critical Illness Insurance. Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage is also available for full-time employees. YouFlex Core Coverage also includes Health and Dental and EFAP benefits for your dependants.

Flexibility

You’ll be able to upgrade what’s included in your YouFlex Core coverage if you like and choose the benefits package that best suits your needs.

Flex Dollars

Full-time and part-time employees enrolled in the plan receive Flex Dollars to spend on upgrading their coverage options or to pay for eligible expenses not covered under the plan.

Take a Vacation

Sobeys offers competitive annual paid vacation packages. The amount you receive is based on your length of service and whether you work full- or part-time.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Sometimes all you may need is good advice. If you require support—from managing your finances to getting parenting advice—our Employee and Family Assistance Program is just a phone call away. Experts will help provide the information and assistance you may need.

Advance Your Career With Us

We want to attract the best people—and we want to keep them. That’s why we’re pleased to offer training and development that will help you reach your career goals in our company. We also believe in hiring and promoting from within. So whether you’re looking to move up—or across the country—there are plenty of options to grow with us.

Educational Assistance

The Sobeys & Empire Work Experience & Scholarship Program awards a number of scholarships to employees so they can pursue their educational goals. The program also offers Future Leader Awards, which include tuition support of up to $10,000 in total over four years of full-time study and summer internship employment opportunities to help them gain valuable on-the-job experience.

Want to take skill-building courses that boost your job performance? We can help. Sobeys reimburses employees for up to 80 percent of tuition for eligible courses. We’ll base the amount of coverage on both the needs of the business and your career path.

Your Compensation

We do our homework to ensure employees receive compensation packages that are competitive in the marketplace. We regularly review salaries, benefits and perks, and adjust to reflect changing market conditions, so you can feel secure that your compensation package is fair and up to date.

Pension Plans

Helping you reach your financial goals and prepare for a secure retirement is important to us. That’s why, if eligible, we’ll match your pension contributions up to a predefined level. You may also have the flexibility to increase your contributions if you like. We offer a variety of investment plan options so you can choose the one that matches the stage of your career and your financial objectives.

Employee Purchase Program

As a Sobeys employee, you’ll have access to our corporate discount program, which lets you save money on the products and services you need most. You’ll be able to take advantage of discounts on computers, cars and more.

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At Sobeys, we’ve elevated a trip to the grocery store to an enticing shopping experience. A proudly Canadian company with more than 100 years in the food business, we combine the helpful service and variety of delicious fresh and prepared foods you’d expect from a farmer’s market with all the conveniences of the modern one-stop grocery store. From skilled in-store bakers to knowledgeable fishmongers and butchers, Sobeys team members are dedicated to creating a friendly and appealing environment where the customer comes first and sustainability is at the heart of what we offer.
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Part of the Sobeys family from 2013, Safeway has been serving Canadian communities since 1929. Today there are Safeway stores from Vancouver to Thunder Bay, Ont. Our in-store bakers make artisan breads, pastries and cakes from scratch, and our deli offers hot and cold quick meal solutions, as well as freshly brewed Starbucks® and Tim Hortons® coffees. Our team is dedicated to selecting the highest quality products for our customers. Safeway florists create custom and ready-to-buy flower arrangements, and our butchers, fishmongers and grocers are always on hand to offer friendly in-store advice. We’re committed to community involvement, hunger prevention and environmental sustainability.
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Thrifty Foods grocery stores proudly serve communities across Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland British Columbia. As your greener grocer, we operate around the core values of corporate social responsibility, which include supporting B.C. farmers, protecting the oceans and partnering with vendors that use sustainable business practices. We offer hundreds of certified organic products and a range of Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance items. At our in-store bakery, The Hearth, we make artisan baked goods in our stone-hearth oven. And in the spirit of offering you quality and convenience, groceries can be ordered online for home delivery. We at Thrifty Foods are committed to helping build the kind of world we’d like to live in—today, tomorrow and in the future
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Since 1957, IGA has been dedicated to providing communities with farm-fresh produce and products at affordable prices. In over 30 convenient locations across Western Canada, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to provide customers with the highest level of service. We proudly serve the communities we work in and strive to support our local producers. At IGA, we are on a mission to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.
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Foodland stores provide a warm and friendly shopping experience in over 140 communities across Ontario. We offer customers a wide selection of fresh food, including local and internationally sourced produce, Butcher Cut meat, in-store bakery, deli, Food to Go and grocery products. We work hard to earn a special place in the hearts of our neighbours and customers. Our staff is friendly and informed, and we provide a clean and welcoming environment, making Foodland a trusted neighbourhood place to shop.
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Foodland and our family of select Co-op stores provide a clean and welcoming full-service shopping experience to customers in smaller communities in Atlantic Canada. We offer customers a wide selection of fresh produce, meats, deli meats and cheeses, and freshly baked breads and sweets. With our assortment of grocery products and frozen food, you’ll find everything on your grocery list. Locally owned and operated, we work hard to earn a special place in the hearts of our customers and neighbourhoods, too. We care about you and about making our community a better place for everyone. Our customer service is friendly, informed and eager to provide you with the best service in town, making Foodland a trusted neighbourhood place to shop.
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FreshCo offers shoppers in Ontario the quality and variety they look for in a discount grocery store—at great savings. Our grocery store is simple and inviting, with spacious aisles and an array of fresh, frozen, deli, bakery and grocery favourites, as well as international staples. We’re committed to supporting Ontario farmers and stocking local meats and seasonal produce whenever possible. The FreshCo banner lets customers stick to their budgets without having to compromise on choice or shopping experience. In fact, we offer price matching to ensure we’re guaranteed to have the lowest prices in your neighbourhood.
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Lawtons Drugs has been helping customers Look better, Feel better and Live better for more than 100 years. We are committed to the health and well-being of both our customers and our employees. We pride ourselves on having a positive and engaging environment that allows you to pursue your interests and grow with us. We have something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. With more than 79 retail locations across Atlantic Canada specializing in solutions to help our customers lead better lives, there are many opportunities for growth within the pharmacy, home health care, cosmetics, retail store, corporate office and wholesale areas. Wherever your interest lies, we all share a common goal with our parent company, Sobeys Inc., to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. Won’t you be part of our team?
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