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Responsible Employer

As a responsible employer, we work hard to create a workplace culture in which our employees feel inspired, valued, healthy and safe.


Our recruitment initiatives reach out to the broadest possible talent pools. Our external Careers site offers information on global opportunities, user-friendly tools like video FAQs with sign language interpretation and an online recruiting system. We believe in open access to all internal career opportunities, posting all jobs up to, and including, the vice president level.

TD is a founding member of Career Edge in Canada, a not-for-profit organization that facilitates internships for recent grads, graduates with disabilities and internationally qualified professionals.


Compensation is designed to be fair and without discrimination, and we regularly conduct market research to ensure that it is competitive. The majority of employees receive a base salary and an incentive compensation award. Typically, incentive compensation is based on a combination of financial and non-financial measures, including the results of customer experience surveys.

Retirement and Benefits

Our broad range of retirement, benefits, savings and wellness programs give employees flexibility and choice so they can meet their needs and the needs of their families. When designing benefit programs for TD employees, we aim to ensure that employees have a minimum level of essential protection to act as a safety net in the event of death, disability or a serious illness. This philosophy also extends to our retirement programs, where a minimum level of Bank-paid benefit is provided, regardless of whether an eligible employee contributes to a plan.

Health and Safety (H&S)

We aim to keep staff healthy and safe wherever they are working, through initiatives such as:

  • A comprehensive H&S training program, including mandatory courses for all managers and H&S representatives;
  • Best-practice ergonomic standards, which are applied to branch and building design and refurbishments;
  • Tools to support employees working away from a typical office environment; and
  • A dedicated intranet resource with information on a range of health issues and communicable diseases.

Supporting Work/Life Flexibility

Part of maintaining the physical and mental well-being of our employees involves supporting personal decisions to help balance work with demands on their personal time. We provide flexible work options to help managers and employees think creatively about how, when and where work is accomplished.

Programs that Support Work/Life Flexibility:
Unpaid Leave
  • Up to eight weeks to care for a family member who is gravely ill (Canada)
  • Up to 12 weeks of Family Medical Leave for care of a family member with a serious medical condition (U.S.)
Parental Leave
  • Employees are entitled to up to 52 weeks of unpaid maternity/parental leave. TD provides a six-week income top-up, over and above the government childcare benefits for the mother, father, biological or adoptive parent (Canada).
  • TD enhances statutory maternity pay to 13 weeks’ regular pay for maternity and adoption leave; the total leave period is 12 months (U.K.)
  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid Family Medical Leave following birth or adoption of a child (U.S.)
Gradual Return
  • Gradual return-to-work programs are offered to employees returning from a leave (Canada).
  • Paid time off for volunteering in the community during regular working hours (Canada)
  • In Canada, the UK and the US we offer flexible hours, part-time, telecommuting, a compressed work week and an extended work week.
Job Partnership
  • In Canada, the UK and the US we offer job partnership, which allows employees to share a position with another TD employee, allowing them the flexibility to work reduced hours.
Flexible Place
  • Eligible employees in Canada can choose where they work, be it home, their normal TD location or another suitable working environment.