Salesforce Canada Corporation
Salesforce Canada employees celebrating at the company's holiday party

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Salesforce Canada Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Salesforce Canada encourages employees to continue to develop their skills with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation and offers paid internships to help students gain meaningful work experience
  • Salesforce Canada helps employees maintain a healthy balance between work and their personal lives with alternative work arrangements and a generous health club subsidy of up to $1,200 per year
  • Salesforce Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for up to 25 weeks) and provides access to the Bright Horizons Back-up Care program, which includes back-up childcare and adult/elder care
Salesforce Canada employees teamed up to participate in the Ride for the Heart

Employer Background

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Publicly traded yes
Parent company head office San Francisco, CA, USA
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Fredericton NB, Toronto ON, Saint John NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,027
Full-time employees worldwide 16,632
Average age of employees in Canada 35
Longest serving employee 11 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is located at WaterPlace Park, situated on Toronto's waterfront overlooking Lake Ontario, connected to the city's underground PATH walkway system, features an onsite fitness facility (shared usage with building tenants), private shower facilities in office, a 650-seat food court, coffee shops such as Starbucks, Second Cup and Tim Hortons, free weekly yoga classes, IT vending machines (dispenses items such as power cords, headsets and mobile phone cases), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis
Snacks available cereal, milk, energy bars, fresh fruit, nuts, gummy bears, baked chips, cheese, hummus, pretzels
Other nearby amenities Harbourfront Centre, fitness club, Toronto Islands, waterfront path, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Rogers Centre, Maple Leaf Square

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Company organized social events yes
Recent social events holiday party, Toronto's 10th anniversary celebration at Canada's Wonderland, company's 15th year anniversary party, Halloween party, scavenger hunt, quarterly team building activities
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site
Other in-house communications Chatter

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 matching RSP
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $10,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
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, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Fitness club subsidy $1,200 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 25 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information maternity leave top-up for mothers ranges from 23 to 25 weeks, access to Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage program, which includes back-up childcare and adult/elder care

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A-

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 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 4 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), trips to Aruba or Hawaii for Chairman's Club and Peak Performers Club employees, Mid-Year Club for top performers, service recognition awards with accompanying donations to non-profit associations
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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 $5,250 in tuition subsidies per year

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 6 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 23,702 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 462 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Kiwanis Girls & Boys Club, Teen Resource Centre, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Salesforce Canada's charitable program focuses on technology, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education), education and priority youth. The company partnered with "girlforce", a Biz Academy program, to introduce young women between the ages of 15 to 17 to technology study and related career paths.

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