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The Culture

At TMMC, our culture is shaped by the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way. TPS defines our approach to manufacturing; the Toyota Way defines how we work together, with respect, as a team, and in the spirit of Kaizen.

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What’s it like to work at a world-class manufacturing facility? Just ask the people who work there. Our Team Members will tell you that it’s challenging, exciting and diverse with plenty of opportunity for advancement and a healthy focus on a work-life balance.

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Continuous Improvement

Kaizen, or Continuous Improvement, is one of the cornerstones of the Toyota Way. As a Team Member (TM) you are encouraged to share your ideas on how to make improvements on a regular basis. These improvements may apply to the products we make, our processes, our work environment, and more.

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Teamwork is another cornerstone of the Toyota Way, and at TMMC we live it every day. Co-workers are there to assist and support you, and they count on you to do your job right — passing on only quality work. This supportive environment extends far beyond the production line: through our Red Barrel Program, for example, TMs have raised thousands of dollars to assist each other in times of family crisis or serious illness.


We are proud of what we do. We build vehicles for Canadians and Americans right here in Canada. We’ve won more JD Power & Associates Plant Quality Awards than any other plant in the Americas. We’re also leaders when it comes to the environment, sending zero waste to landfill, and maintaining our ISO 14001 certification.

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“Working at TMMC with its cross functional team environment allowed me to develop advanced project management skills very quickly.” - Team Member, Engineering

Giving Back

TMs are encouraged to get involved in causes close to their hearts — in some cases receiving paid time-off when they volunteer. For example, TMs have participated in Habitat for Humanity builds in the community, regularly support the United Way, and maintain an on-site Giving Garden growing produce that is then donated to groups in the community, such as shelters or soup kitchens.

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Social Events

Even with 8,000+ Team Members, we strive to maintain a sense of family. Throughout the year, the Social Club organizes a number of activities, including a Golf Tournament, Family Picnic and outings to Sports Events and Theatre Productions. And the highlight of the year is a year-end family event to celebrate the season and that brings together all TMs, their spouses and children.

What Others Are Saying

TMMC was recognized on the 2018 Canada’s Top 100 Employers List, marking the 14th consecutive year to receive this honour. TMMC was the first automotive facility to ever make the list. We’ve also appeared on the Waterloo Area’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers consistently over the years.

Canada’s Top 100 Employers Waterloo Area’s Top Employers 2016 2016 Canada’s Greenest Employers awards.award13 2018 Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers

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