How many people work for Pearson Canada?
Pearson Canada currently employs approximately 600+ people across Canada. The majority of our employees are located in one of our offices in Toronto, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario or Montreal, Quebec. Our Sales Representatives are based across Canada.
Can I transfer to another Pearson company?
People are our greatest asset and we support your career goals to grow and learn.
What is the culture of Pearson Canada?
Friendly, ethical, diverse, creative, charitable, and fun to name a few. Pearson is part of a respected industry and we strongly believe in our core values: Brave, Imaginative, Decent.
What other benefits does Pearson Canada offer other than those listed on the main page?
We are the largest Canadian publisher with plenty of opportunities for growth and international mobility. We offer a sense of belonging, work/life balance, diversity of thought, and an open-door policy. Some other perks include purchasing Pearson books at a 60% discount, free parking, an outdoor lunch area, group home and auto insurance, a matching gift program, and employee purchase plans with Apple and Dell, as well as many other employee perks.
Does Pearson promote a positive work/life balance?
Absolutely! We offer flexible work schedules, personal days, emergency backup childcare, an Employee Assistance Program, wellness events (including on-site flu immunization clinics), and subsidized fitness club memberships to name a few.
In comparison to other publishers, what does Pearson Canada do best?
Pearson offers growth and mobility, an outstanding training program with a very tech savvy sales force, and we offer the most advanced publishing business in the industry.
Do you hire recent university graduates and what kinds of opportunities are available for them?
Yes. Some of our entry-level positions include:
- Sales & Editorial Representative
- Inside Sales Representative
- Marketing Coordinator
- Associate Editor
- Review Coordinator
- Help Desk Analyst
- Publicity & Marketing Assistant
- Online Marketing Associate
- Inventory Analyst
- Production Editor
Do you hire summer students?
Yes, we hire summer students every summer in various roles. Most of the summer positions are based in the Newmarket warehouse where students work on two shifts (day and afternoon) and preference is given to applicants with previous warehousing and shift-work experience.
Where can I find job opportunities at Pearson Canada?
All job postings are posted on our web site at www.pearsoncanada.ca under job postings.
Do you hire interns and co-op students?
Pearson Canada is proud to partner with leading higher education institutions such as Seneca College, Centennial College, Ryerson University, and the University of Waterloo, and we regularly post co-op positions. If you do not see a co-op position posted at your school, we encourage you to contact us directly. We typically hire students in our Production Editorial, IS&T, Publicity, Marketing, and New Media departments.
Do I need to include a cover letter with my resumé?
A cover letter is preferred when applying.
Should I follow up my application with a phone call?
It is not necessary to follow up with a phone call, but please feel free to do so.
If I apply for one job and then another one comes up that I am interested in as well, should I send my resumé and cover letter again?
Yes, it’s best to have all your bases covered.
What are the chances of my application being considered when there isn’t a specific posting?
Pearson Canada retains all resumés that are submitted. Should a current position not be available that would be a fit for your qualifications and experience, your resumé will be kept on file and you will be considered when a suitable role does arise.
How long will you keep my application on file?
Your application will remain on file for a period of one year.