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Who we are

We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth people with a passion for home furnishing.

Here at IKEA, we come from all over the world and share an inspiring vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. How we realize this vision is based on our shared humanistic values. These values guide our work and build our inclusive, open and honest culture. We work hard, but we have fun doing it. We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer, and we are always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.

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The IKEA values

Togetherness is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strong when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun together.

As many people as possible should be able to afford a beautiful and functional home. We constantly challenge ourselves and others to make more from less without compromising on quality.

Renew and improve
We are constantly looking for new and better ways forward. Whatever we are doing today, we can do better tomorrow. Finding solutions to almost impossible challenges is part of our success and a source of inspiration to move on to the next challenge.

Give and take responsibility
We believe in empowering people. Giving and taking responsibility are ways to grow and develop as individuals. Trusting each other, being positive and forward-looking inspire everyone to contribute to development.

Caring for people and planet
We want to be a force for positive change. We have the possibility to make a significant and lasting impact - today and for the generations to come.

A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is part of our Småland heritage. It is about being ourselves and staying close to reality. We are informed, pragmatic and see bureaucracy as our biggest enemy.

Different with a meaning
IKEA is not like other companies and we don't want to be. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make mistakes - always for a good reason.

Lead by example
We see leadership as an action, not a position. We look for people's values before competence and experience. People who 'walk the talk' and lead by example. It is about being our best self and bringing out the best in each other.

By living these values, we create a strong and unique culture that brings us all together.


By living these values, we also win awards.

Forbe's 2020 Canada's best emplyer award


IKEA Canada selected as one of the Best Employers in Canada by Forbes Magazine.

IKEA Canada is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine for the fifth year in a row.

In 2020, IKEA Canada increased its placement to #40 (up from #45 in 2019) and placed within the Top Five in the Retail and Wholesale category.

Our culture and values remain the foundation of IKEA and are truly what make IKEA an engaging, inspiring and rewarding place to work.

Read the full press release here

2020 Canada's greenest emplyer award

IKEA Canada proudly celebrates its 12th year as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for its commitment to sustainability practices.

The designation from MediacorpCanada Inc. recognizes employers who lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations and incorporate sustainable business practices across their operations.

Read the full press release here

Life at IKEA Canada

See how our culture and values play a role in our co-workers’ journeys below.