Mister Safety Shoes is a people-focused company (and we sell safety shoes)!
We were founded in 1972 by two immigrants, Frank and Nella Colantonio, who hoped to make a positive impact in our communities and inspire others to do the same.
We just celebrated our 50th anniversary and we are most proud of the fact that we have maintained a culture that puts people first.
We take a genuine interest in the personal well-being of our team and customers.
We achieve great things together.
We always improve through our people, products, and processes.
We quickly address opportunities and challenges with care and curiosity.
Our people are at the center of our company and we are committed to caring for them.
We recognize the power in our combined voices and empower people to be their truest selves. We encourage our people to speak up – share their ideas, thoughts, and feedback! The guidance provided from all our team members is the key to our success.
We are given the tools to consistently grow and it is one of the only organizations that I have worked for where at any time you are able to get in contact with someone to answer your questions. MSS really values their employees and the ideas they may have.
I’m empowered to be free to explore and implement solutions. My opinions were listened to from day one. I’m appreciated for the work I do and that motivates me to work harder!
Everyone is welcomed and treated fairly here. The company invests in its people and I like working for a reputable company that provides a sense of accomplishment, belonging and purpose to each day.
The culture is family-based. We trust one another, rely and support each other, no matter what the team.
I’ve worked here for many years and even as it has grown I think of everyone as family.
Each month our team members are allotted a points budget to recognize and reward their fellow team members for living our values, going the extra mile, or for just being awesome! If you’re wondering what you can do with these points, the sky is the limit. The points can be used to redeem anything and everything from gift cards to ICEE machines (we really do have an ICEE machine)!
All our team members are encouraged to submit their own ideas. These ideas can be big or small, straightforward or complex - anything you’ve got, we want to hear it! Each member can submit their idea to the Mister Safety Shoes idea portal. Whether we implement your idea or not, you are still rewarded for your innovative thinking.
Our people are at the heart of our growth and we want to ensure that our team members have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to supporting our team members reach their goals.
We offer comprehensive health and dental benefits, along with a healthcare spending account to all our full-time team members. The best part is that these benefits are fully covered by us! We believe that the last thing you should have to worry about are healthcare expenses so we want to do our part in supporting your well-being.
You read that right, we know how much our team members value time spent with their loved ones so we are closed on all statutory holidays - even Boxing Day!
We continue to grow our teams and the impact we have in our communities. We are now a company of 31 stores, a fleet of 20 mobile shoe stores, and 8 departments – and that’s exciting! So, when you work with Mister Safety Shoes, you’re a part of something bigger as we collectively grow as a team.
We are committed to honouring our roots and our founders by giving back to the communities we serve. We encourage our employees to identify local area charitable organizations they believe in and that Mister Safety Shoes can support. Here are the few of the organizations we have contributed to in the last year alone: