SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada employees volunteering on the Sharing Farm in Vancouver, British Columbia

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

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

  • SAP Canada invests in employees' ongoing education through generous tuition subsidies (up to $10,000 each year) and offers high potential employees the chance to participate in the unique the SAP Social Sabbatical program, which provides employees with the opportunity to work with an international team of employees to solve business challenges for promising start-ups
  • As part a large international software firm, SAP Canada works to cultivate an ownership culture through share purchase and profit-sharing plans -- and also helps employees save for the future through a defined contribution pension plan
  • SAP Canada recently created the "Volunteer Ambassador" program to help manage employee volunteer and charitable efforts in the community -- the company also provides one volunteer day off each year and encourages employee giving with matching charitable donations, to $250 annually

Employer Background

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Publicly traded yes
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Full-time employees in Canada 2,625
Part-time employees in Canada 62
Full-time employees worldwide 70,196
Workforce engaged on a contract basis .8%
Average age of employees in Canada 38.8
Longest serving employee 35 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features suburban head office is located within the Yonge Corporate Centre in the historic community of Hoggs Hollow, features underground all-weather access to the subway and GO transit station as well as convenient access to major highways, onsite shared-use facility, virtual studio, video conferencing rooms, subsidized meals through SAP "Lunch on Us" meal cards (for use at dozens of restaurants), onsite auto detailing service, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, whiteboards
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available soup, crackers, fresh local fruit, cookies
Other nearby amenities Fairlawn Community Centre, fitness club, York Mills Park, York Mills Valley Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Don Valley Golf Course, Auberge du Pommier (popular upscale French cuisine restaurant), Toronto Centre for the Arts, nearby walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name SAP Social Committee (est. 1989)
Recent social events end of year holiday party (includes dinner, live music and door prizes), annual Summerfest BBQ (includes a dunk tank for senior executives to raise money for charity), various team events and themed social events throughout the year and at office locations across the country
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, can bring pets to work when needed, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $3,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, group tax-free savings account deductions, patent bonuses for employees who submit patent and grant requests

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

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 24 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), health spending account
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $15,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

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
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months

Employee Engagement & Performance

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), recently introduced the new "Appreciate Someone" that lets employees send their colleagues redeemable monetary awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, tuition subsidies related to job
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs unique SAP Social Sabbatical program (short-term assignments to help small firms)

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
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 8,245 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 50 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight As part of the company's technology donation program, SAP Canada donates its software to not-for-profit organizations around the world, with a focus to enhance education for underserved youth and help emerging entrepreneurs develop their businesses. The company recently developed a "Volunteer Ambassador" program to help manage employee volunteer and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • SAP Canada offers high potential employees opportunities to participate in the Social Sabbatical program, a unique, short-term assignment that provides employees with an opportunity to work within an international team of employees to solve business challenges for entrepreneurs/SME sector organizations in emerging markets
  • Through SAP Canada's 2-year Early Talent Ambassador Program, young professionals can job-shadow and gain experience in a variety of different departments
  • In partnership with BCIT's Business Information Technology Management Program, SAP Canada offers students the opportunity to work for a 10-week period on the study processes and best practices in the company's product support department


Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,625
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunites, paid internships, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives SAP "GIRLsmart4tech" program (technology driven activities for girls, including programming, game design, sound production and user interface design), Muggen program participant (created by Junior Achievement, employee volunteers host high school students at Toronto labs each week to help them create their own business), sponsors the Concordia University Engineering and Commerce Case Study

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