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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Ceridian was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2017):

  • Beyond their defined contribution pension program, Ceridian employees can take advantage of a variety of helpful financial benefits including new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000), a personal computer purchase plan, subsidized home internet, discounted home loans and auto lease rates, and even discounts on pet insurance
  • Ceridian established the registered charity "Ceridian Cares" to assist individuals and families in communities where the company operates across Canada -- over $360,000 was raised through payroll deductions, fundraising activities and an annual corporate contribution last year, with funds distributed to over 200 individuals, families and other registered charities
  • Ceridian helps employees who want to start a family with maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers, a generous adoption subsidy (to $5,000) for families looking to adopt a child, and a post-secondary scholarship program (to $3,000) for employees with college-aged children (recently awarding 12 new scholarships and renewing 18 existing scholarships in the past year)
Ceridian employees on Valentine's Day   (Photo credit: Belair, Candice)

Employer Background

Industry Payroll Services
Parent company Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Minneapolis, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Markham ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Charlottetown PE, Halifax NS, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,597
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Full-time employees worldwide 5,109
Workforce engaged on a contract basis .43%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 46 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the head office features an impressive 2-storey mezzanine that provides lots of natural light to the building's interior (managers' offices are located in the interior while employee workstations have access to natural light and views of the surrounding city), nearby fitness facility (employees receive a $200 annual fitness subsidy), onsite lunch hour yoga classes twice a week, telecommuter workstations, nap room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, lounge designed in a coffee-house style with a variety of seating for socializing and relaxation, (television has been used to tune into the occasional, but important hockey game as well as and regular shows)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Snacks available Keurig and Tassimo single-serve coffee makers on each floor
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Yoga Public (which is Canada's largest yoga centre), Goodlife Fitness, fitness club, The Forks National Historic Site, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, The Exchange District, MTS Centre, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Manitoba Museum

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Fun@Work (est. 1998)
Recent social events the Fun@Work program supports coordinators at each office location who help organize a variety of social events, including summer barbecues, bowling nights, soccer league and sporting events, family picnics, and holiday parties during the Christmas season
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications unique My Site for employee profiles and instant messaging feature to let employees connect worldwide at anytime

Financial Benefits & Compensation B

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, discounted pet health insurance, personal computer purchase plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 18 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $2,503 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $200 each year
Other health plan information fitness equipment loan, access to Best Doctors service
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $3,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), peer- and manager-nominated recognition program, which includes a points system that is redeemable for products as well as travel and experience rewards, group-based Team Champion Recognition Program
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs formal Ceridian Women's Network (re-launched in 2015), Learn@Work development sessions on topics such as Staying Healthy at a Desk Job, time management and prioritization, and ways to overcome overload

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 772 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported over 200 individuals, familiies and other registered charities received grants from the Ceridian Cares in-house charity
Community highlight Through the company's in-house registered charity, Ceridian Cares, Ceridian and its employees raise funds through payroll deductions and fundraising activities to help "improve the quality of life in Ceridian communities across Canada" through donations to individuals and families in need. Over $360,000 was raised last year for 200 individuals, families and other registered charities, with the average amount being over $2,000 (with 24 grants in excess of $4,000) and used for everything from the purchase of electric scooters to physical therapy costs to home renovations.

The Career Directory

Ceridian has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Ceridian employees taking part in the company's New Hire Boot Camp

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Payroll Services
Parent company Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
Parent company head office Minneapolis, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Markham ON, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Charlottetown PE, Halifax NS, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,597
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads Ceridian offers a number of programs to support the development of employees early in their career including a New Grad Boot Camp, a New and Emerging Managers Program and a Top Talent Program.
Typical new grad positions Software Developer, Application Analyst, Test Engineer, Associate Implementation Consultant, Product Consultant
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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