McDonald's® Canada National Hiring Day Aims to Create 750 New Jobs in Alberta

Sixth annual recruitment event generates thousands of roles for youth nationwide

EDMONTON, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Get your resumes ready! On April 6, 2016, McDonald's restaurants across the country will host the sixth annual National Hiring Day. Together with its franchisees, McDonald's Canada has set to fill a record-breaking 7,000 roles in one day, with 750 potential positions in Alberta and the North West Territories. These available positions are incremental to the potential 1,900 jobs announced on March 17 as part of Restaurant Experience of the Future.

"We're proud to provide youth across the province with world-class training that sets them up for success," said Shelly Hansen, Regional Vice President, Western Region. "National Hiring Day is not only a way for McDonald's to recruit new talent, it's an opportunity for us to begin the careers of young people."

National Hiring Day is a chance for job seekers to learn about McDonald's culture, apply for a position, and potentially be interviewed on the spot. Crew, management, and new hospitality and customer service roles are available for the taking.


  • Number of restaurants:
    • 193 in Alberta
    • Two in North West Territories

  • Now hiring:
    • 215 jobs in Edmonton
    • 165 jobs in Calgary
    • 54 jobs in Red Deer
    • 36 jobs in Lethbridge
    • 30 jobs in Sherwood Park


"We're proud to bring even more job opportunities to the residents of Lethbridge," said Lethbridge Franchisee, Dan Brown. "National Hiring Day is a chance for us to continue supporting the careers of our community."

"National Hiring Day is our chance to bring job opportunities to the community of Edmonton," said Edmonton Franchisee, Chat Sangha. "From teaching hands-on skills to providing scholarships – we're always looking for new ways to support our crew and management."

"Together with fellow franchisees, we're creating new employment opportunities across Alberta," said Red Deer Franchisee, Bob Carpenter "Over the past month, we've filled hundreds of new roles, and we're excited to grow our team even more on National Hiring Day."

"With the announcement in March, we've seen the excitement new job opportunities bring to our community," said Sherwood Park Franchisee, Hanif Adatia "National Hiring Day is our chance to welcome even more applicants to join our growing team."

About McDonald's Canada

In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ nearly 90,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 85 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion we spend on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada visit

SOURCE McDonald's Canada

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