MONTREAL – After being named an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, Dollarama Inc., which has nearly 1,300 stores across the country, says it will continue to operate its Montreal-based distribution centre, warehouses and at least all its retail locations with street access in Ontario and Quebec.
It also introduced a 10 percent pay increase, effective March 23, 2020, through July 1, 2020, for all store-level employees as well as hourly distribution centre and warehouse employees.
“Our ability to provide everyday essentials to millions of Canadians is only made possible through the hard work of the Dollarama team working in our stores, in our warehouses, and in our distribution centre,” said the company’s president and CEO Neil Rossy.
“We recognize the challenges they are facing and appreciate the incredible work they are doing to serve Canadians in these truly unprecedented circumstances.”
In addition to this recognition bonus, Dollarama will continue to re-evaluate measures to be taken to support all its employees in the short-term and long-term as the situation evolves.
To protect its employees and customers, Dollarama has implemented additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures in its stores, distribution centre and warehouse operations. Dollarama encourages both employees and customers to follow hygiene guidelines recommended by public health authorities and to practice physical distancing. Dollarama store hours have been reduced to allow more time for sanitizing and re-stocking.