Life at Deloitte
Johanne Voyer | Canada
Tell us about your career path at Deloitte (How long have you worked for Deloitte, how has your career evolved?)
I joined Deloitte Canada in January 2007 as a manager in R & D, celebrating my tenth anniversary with the firm this year. I am a mining engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in the mining sector and am currently a senior manager of R & D and Government Incentives at the Val-d'Or office in Abitibi.
What has been your favorite part of working for Deloitte?
I love meeting with clients and discussing their project innovations and future plans.
What has been most interesting, challenging, or surprising about working for Deloitte?
I didn’t ever realize that engineers could work in a professional services firm. Since joining Deloitte Canada, I have learned the value that is provided by our team’s collective expertise across various industry sectors—such as mining, aviation, chemicals, food, and others—and engineering experience allows us greater capacity to better understand our clients’ needs and their challenges.
What will stand out for you as the greatest benefit of working for Deloitte?
Deloitte Canada promotes a work environment that facilitates work-life balance.
How has Deloitte invested in you as a leader, helping you grow?
Extensive training is available to allow us to grow and develop within the organization. Access to external training or conferences allows us to be constantly updated in our practice.
How do you feel that you have been able to make an impact while working at Deloitte?
Through my experience working in the mining sector, I can confidently advise or inform my colleagues in this field. In addition, through my volunteer work in various organizations, I have built a network of interesting contacts.
List your proudest professional and personal achievements.
Last May, I proudly received the CIM District Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Institute of Mines and Metallurgy in recognition of work done over the past 20 years with the Val-d'Or Local.
Personally, it is without question the birth of my daughter, Pascale, who is now 18 years old and in her last year of college.
What is one thing that people might be surprised to learn about you?
I'm a fan of the Quebec Nordiques (former professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City). I remain confident that, one day, the NHL will return and we will have our hockey club in Quebec City.
Where do you see your career going in the next 5 years? 10?
At my age, I envision myself working towards retirement in the next 10 years!