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Our goal is to provide as many development opportunities as possible for our team members, knowing that learning happens not just in a classroom or taking an online course, but through experiences, coaching and on the job training.

With more than 55 branches across Canada, we offer multiple career paths, customized and robust training programs and a culture that fosters growth and development to keep our team members inspired and engaged.

Listed below are just some of the initiatives Cooper employs to retain its talented team.

Recognizing Excellence

Our award and recognition programs provide a way for us to applaud team members who go above and beyond in contributing to Cooper’s success and who reinforce our values daily. In addition to informal, day-to-day recognition including mentions in our internal newsletter and posts on our social media channels, we have annual awards that recognize outstanding performance at the regional levels in areas such as safety, customer service, quality, human capital, and continuous improvement.

Cooper recognizes our team members’ commitment by offering Long Term Service Awards to those who have achieved a special employee milestone of 5, 10, 15, 35 years and even 40 years of service working for Cooper!

Cooper’s Q4 Sterling Driver Program, honours and rewards our drivers who have been incident-free for all four quarters with a financial bonus. In 2021 we had our first set of Q8 qualified drivers who had been incident free for 24 months!

Potential Career Paths and Career Planning

Cooper proudly offers boundaryless career opportunities. We take pride in helping employees become successful in their roles and support their career growth at Cooper.

As Canada’s leading construction equipment rental company, with more than 55 branches across Canada, and continuing growth plans, Cooper offers multiple career path opportunities, ranging from Yard and Equipment Coordinators, Operational Support, Mechanics, Sales, Marketing, Fleet Management and Service, and Health and Safety to name a few!

For example, by starting your journey at Cooper in a Yard Coordinator role, you will have the opportunity to gain a strong knowledge base on a wide array of construction equipment while learning the ins and outs of the rental equipment industry. This provides you with a great foundation and sets you up for opportunities in other roles such as becoming a driver, moving into a customer facing role as a rental coordinator or entry into sales, or you could move into training as a mechanic. These roles can lead to supervisory and leadership roles as your career develops at Cooper.

Mentorship Programs

In 2022 as part of Cooper’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, we will be launching a mentorship program for women at Cooper.

Traditionally, the construction and rental equipment industry have been predominantly a male environment. In our mission to attract, retain and develop more women at Cooper this mentorship program will provide development opportunities for career progression within Cooper.

Read what our CEO, Doug Dougherty has to say about The Power of Women.

Training Credentials / Support for our Team

At Cooper, we have built a no-compromise approach to safe behaviour. Our aim is to have an incident, injury, and illness-free workplace. We all share the duty to create and maintain a positive, safe, and respectful work environment.

We believe in providing extensive training to our employees at no cost to them in five major areas: safety, leadership, customer service, technical and soft skills.

We also have a strong track record for promoting from within, which in turn encourages retention of our team members.

Next Generation Careers/Skilled Trades Internship

Cooper has proudly partnered with The Next Generation Careers to support hiring of local talent in the trades in Alberta.

This non-profit organization’s mission is to enable youth on their path to obtain rewarding careers.

It helps employers find local talent who will be great asset to the company and provides ongoing support to help both parties get the most out of the internship.

Through this Registered Apprenticeship Program, Cooper looks forward to adding capable and loyal team members who will become part of our continued growth and success.

Tuition Reimbursements

Studies show high levels of employee engagement increases retention and improves productivity, which in turn helps contribute to operational and financial performance.

Cooper boasts wide range policies on tuition reimbursement to encourage its employees to continuously learn, relearn and contribute towards organizational growth.

Employees are encouraged to upgrade their skills by enrolling in work-related courses and trainings. Cooper reimburses the cost of work-related education and training programs such as upgrading your driver’s license and part of a mechanic’s apprenticeship.