Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Unique Perks Some Companies Offer Their Staff in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Unique Perks Some Companies Offer Their Staff in Canada

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A look at novel perks at Canadian workplaces

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It's last call for retirees at Labatt Breweries of Canada. For decades, they've been offered a weekly case of beer for free, but that comes to an end as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Labatt spokesman Charlie Angelakos said Monday the brewer is ending the treat after it surveyed other Canadian beer and consumer packaged goods companies and found that none offered free products to retirees. Current employees still get a dozen cans or bottles each week.

The decision has raised discussion about some of the unique perks companies provide to their staff. Here's a look at some of them:

Starbucks:

Employees at the coffee chain get one free pound of coffee or tea per week as well as a discount of 30 per cent on all products.

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Junction Craft Brewing:

Full-time employees at the five-year-old Toronto brewery receive up to eight litres of free beer per week. …

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