Does Tim Hortons Hire Felons – Jobs For Felons Report

tim_hortons logoCompany Name

Tim Hortons


Banking and Financial Services


New York City, NY

Company Overview

Tim Hortons Inc. is a Canadian multinational fast casual restaurant known for its coffee and doughnuts. It is also Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain; at the end of 2013, it had 4,592 restaurants in Canada, 807 in the United States, and 38 in the Persian Gulf region. It was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade, after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants. In 1967, Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who assumed control over operations after Horton died in 1974. Joyce expanded the chain into a multi-million dollar franchise. Charade left the organization in 1966 and briefly returned in 1970 and 1993 through 1996.

Tim Hortons franchises spread rapidly and eventually overtook McDonald’s as Canada’s largest food service operator. The company opened twice as many Canadian outlets as McDonald’s and system-wide sales also surpassed those of McDonald’s Canadian operations as of 2002. The chain accounted for 22.6% of all fast food industry revenues in Canada in 2005. Tim Hortons commands 76% of the Canadian market for baked goods (based on the number of customers served) and holds 62% of the Canadian coffee market (compared to Starbucks, in the number two position, at 7%).

Hiring Locations

Tim Hortons has 807 locations across the United States

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Hiring Website Link

Go to the following website to apply

 Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions

We received the following response after contacting them regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:

“Due to the fact that Tim Hortons is primarily a franchised organization, each individual Restaurant Owner is an employer who sets and administers their own employment policies and practices.

Therefore, the Restaurant Owner is responsible for all the hiring, etc. for their location(s). If you would like to work in a Tim Hortons restaurant, please visit the “Restaurant Opportunities” section of our website at and apply on-line directly to the location(s) of interest.If you are interested in a position at our Corporate Head Office, please submit your candidate profile on-line at to the position of interest, or apply to our Future Opportunities link to be considered for upcoming positions. You can also create your own Job Alert where you will be notified by email of upcoming positions that match your skills and experience.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Have They Hired Former Felons?

Tim Hortons did not confirm or deny that they have hired felons in the past. Hiring decisions are made by local ownership and management.

Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons

They do not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions.

Who Makes Hiring Decisions

Hiring decisions are made by the hiring managers and local owners.

The Best Way To Secure A Position

Applying at your local Tim Hortons and convincing the management or local ownership to hire you is your best bet to secure a position.

Applying in person and explaining your conviction face-to-face generally is much better than simply filling out an application.

If you can get a referral from another employee at that location you will also be helping yourself out tremendously.

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