Putting Canada First
Knowing how much local communities contribute to our success, Walmart Canada is proud to give back by investing in our country’s economy. We now employ more than 87,000 associates across Canada and for each new store we open, hire anywhere from 150 – 500 associates from the local community.
In 2011, Walmart once again demonstrated strong support for the national economy – spending more than $15.4 billion with over 5,000 Canadian suppliers and service providers while creating more than 6,400 store and construction jobs.
We continue to work at the grassroots level to encourage local businesses and communities to grow – partnering with everyone from suppliers to educators to bring made-in-Canada products, ideas and innovation to market.
Our Goals for 2012 and beyond
- 73 construction / remodel projects planned for 2012
- Generate more than 14,000 store, trade and construction jobs
- Expand multicultural product assortment in the Store of the Community (SOTC) program