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McDonald’s Canada Announces Voluntary Freeze of Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Date: TORONTO, ON – April 23, 2014

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited has been in close communication with Employment and Social Development Canada (the “Department”) regarding our use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. As a direct result of those discussions we made our own decision to voluntarily freeze all Labour Market Opinions (LMOs) in our system on a temporary basis.  More

McDonald’s Canada Response to CBC Go Public Reports
Date: TORONTO, ON – April 17, 2014

On April 7 and 14, 2014, the CBC Go Public program reported on the use of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“the Program”) in three franchise-owned restaurants in Western Canada More

Updated Media Statement – Franchisee Allegations
Date: TORONTO, ON – April 14, 2014

McDonald’s Canada has been made aware of serious allegations concerning the employment of temporary foreign workers at two independent franchisee operations located in British Columbia and another in Alberta.  More

Help Wanted: McDonald’s® Canada Looks to Hire Over 6,000 People Across the Country on National Hiring Day
Date: TORONTO, ON – April 9, 2014

McDonald’s Canada and its franchisees are set to hire over 6,000 people on National Hiring Day on April 10. As one of the country’s largest employers of young people, and with youth unemployment rates almost double the national average*, the company and its franchisees are aiming to hire the largest number of young people they have ever attempted to hire in one day in Canada as part of the event. More

Media Statement – Victoria, BC Restaurant
Date: April 6, 2014

McDonald’s Canada was made aware of serious allegations concerning the employment of temporary foreign workers at one of our independent franchisees’ restaurants in Victoria, British Columbia. We immediately launched our own investigation of this restaurant.  More

Olympics Statement – Russian LGBT Legislation
Date: February 5, 2014

TORONTO – February 5, 2014 –We are aware that some activists are targeting Olympic sponsors to voice their concerns regarding the Russian LGBT legislation. McDonald’s supports human rights, the spirit of the Olympics and all the athletes who’ve worked so hard to compete in the Games. We believe the Olympic Games should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and athletes. More

McDonald’s® Feeds Canadians’ Imagination with the Launch of Happy Meal® Books
Date: October 30, 2013

TORONTO – October 30, 2013 –McDonald’s Canada today announced that it will offer books in its Happy Meals at participating restaurants for a two-week promotion starting November 1, while supplies last. The promotion includes four limited edition books, offered in sequence, which feature Happy Meal original characters with fun and playful themes, and a focus on nutrition and imagination. The company is also introducing monthly e-books, which are available on McPlay™, McDonald’s Happy Meal app. More

Tags: Happy Meal

McDonald’s Canada Statement – W5 Program “Behind the Barn Door”
Date: October 21, 2013

Contrary to recent media reports or allegations made by Mercy for Animals Canada, McDonald’s Canada does not source eggs from Kuku Farms or any Alberta farm mentioned in W5’s recently aired program, “Behind the Barn Door.” More

Veggies? Canadians Asked. McDonald’s® Listened.
Date: August 27, 2013

TORONTO – August 27, 2013 – McDonald’s Canada today announced it is expanding its entrée offerings to include two new meatless options on its menu nationwide - Signature McWrap Mediterranean Veggie and Santa Fe Veggie. The company developed the new products to meet the growing appetite among Canadians for more veggie-based menu choices in their daily diet.* More

Tags: Veggies

McDonald’s® Canada Brings the Cool Factor With Launch of McCafé® Iced Frappés
Date: August 07, 2013

TORONTO – August 07, 2013 – With summer days in full swing, McDonald’s Canada expands its premium beverage portfolio and evolves the McCafé brand with the national launch of McCafé Iced Frappés. The new menu item marks the company’s entry into the Blended Ice Coffee category – which represents an estimated 130 million annual servings and surpasses smoothies and iced coffee servings in the quick service industry** - as it aims to establish a leadership position within this sizeable market. More