A rewarding career, making our world a better place
Dealing with waste may not seem that romantic. However, every person who works on the Urban Impact team helps make a difference – every day, every shift. Each piece of material that is recycled saves energy, conserves resources and reduces our carbon footprint. And it’s really adding up.
Do you have a passion for the environment? If you like the idea of helping customers make their own difference, bring your hard-working energy and can-do attitude to Urban Impact. Join our close-knit team and work in a collaborative environment where you aren’t just a number.
We’re always looking for qualified people.
We don’t believe that fun at work takes away from productivity – we believe it increases it. A career with Urban Impact is rewarding in more ways than one.
Here you can find more information about our recruitment and onboarding processes as well as some practical tips for applying for a job at Urban Impact,
What are we looking for?
In addition to job-specific competencies, we put emphasis on the right cultural fit for our organization. We are looking for people who are ready for challenges, are committed to performing together in a friendly and respectful working environment, and enjoy working as part of team.
What makes our culture work?
We care about each other
Urban Impact has always worked hard to be flexible and fair to the whole team. Rule one is to work safely. Always. We support health and wellness, collectively and on an individual level. We respect each other and strive to share positive energy every day. That’s how we get more done, together.
We care about our customers
We focus on our customers’ needs. Meeting or exceeding their expectations and helping them achieve their diversion goals helps Urban Impact retain customers and be profitable.
Recycling is an evolving business. We must keep innovating, so we share a work environment that nurtures new ideas at every level. That also means supporting and encouraging our staff’s personal and professional development.
We care about our community
Two or three times a year, Urban Impact employees are encouraged to participate in employee engagement events to support the community such as Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day and Movember, to support men’s health.
Recognition and Reward at Work
We believe in supporting and providing opportunities for learning and growth. We invest in our people, because they help us make an even greater impact.Urban Impact recognizes and rewards employee performance with highly competitive compensation packages, including:
- Competitive annual salaries
- Leading-edge base hourly rates for drivers and warehouse team members
- Pay enhancers to upgrade driver’s licenses
- Profit sharing
- RRSP matching
- Medical and Dental coverage
- Carbon credits for commuting
- Wellness incentives
- Professional development incentives
- On-the-job training
We also celebrate and recognize teamwork through staff events like bowling, BBQs, golf tournaments and more.
The Urban Impact Hiring Process -
making a true match
Our process is designed to help identify how well your needs, skills and qualifications align with Urban Impact. We work hard to ensure that this hiring process is fully transparent – from the moment you begin your search to your first day on the job. The process can take a few weeks to complete, and can help identify diverse opportunities that could allow you to grow within our company.
Getting Started: Resume and application submission
All of our job openings are here on our website, scroll down this page to see all the current job postings.
Once you’ve found and reviewed the positions currently available, it’s time to start applying. (Please note, if you are applying for a Driving position, you are required to submit a current Driver’s Abstract)
Once we’ve received your resume, we’ll send you a confirmation.
After you submit your resume, we will review it to create a candidate shortlist for the position posted. If you meet the qualifications, our human resources team will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview. (Due to the volume of applications, we contact only those applicants who closely align with our job requirements)
Setting up an interview
If you have been selected, you will be contacted by phone or email to set up an initial interview. We will speak with you to learn more about your qualifications, career interests and see if you are a cultural fit. In the case of a successful first interview by phone, applicants will then be invited to participate in a more in-depth face-to-face interview.
We will conduct an in-person interview. We will assess your fit with the position, and you can find out more about the Urban Impact culture, work environment and benefits.
Background and reference checks
All employees are subject to background and reference checks, including proof of eligibility to work in Canada.
After a thorough review of all items and your interview, we will extend an offer.
Your first few days at Urban Impact will include a safety orientation, plant tours, payroll set-up and staff introductions. Then you will embark on your training.