SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada employees from the Toronto Lab

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

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) 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 SAP Social Sabbatical program -- the initiative provides employees with the opportunity to work on an international team to solve business challenges for promising startups
  • An industry leader, SAP Canada starts new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 4 weeks after only 3 years of employment
  • SAP Canada offers a "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
SAP Labs Canada Chief Operating Officer Cindy Fagen presents at a Women in Leadership panel discussion

Employer Background

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Publicly traded yes
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,863
Part-time employees in Canada 53
Full-time employees worldwide 67,612
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 8%
Average age of employees in Canada 39.8
Longest serving employee 36 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features suburban head office is located in the Yonge Corporate Centre in the historic community of Hoggs Hollow and York Mills and recently achieved LEED Gold certification status, workplace features underground all-weather access to the subway and GO transit station as well as convenient access to major highways, subsidized meals through SAP Lunch on Us meal cards (for use at dozens of restaurants), onsite auto detailing service, virtual studio, video conferencing rooms, 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, whiteboard paint and sound masking technology
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available soups and crackers available
Onsite fitness facility shared use facility
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 Toronto-based French cuisine restaurant), Toronto Centre for the Arts, nearby walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

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 beaver tails, cold drinks and even 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 business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

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 retirement planning assistance, 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 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 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 up to $1,500 each year
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 B+

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 A+

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), Appreciate Someone program, allowing employees to send 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 A

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, 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 $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 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
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,397 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 200 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company's Corporate Social Responsibility office works to enhance education for under-served youth and support entrepreneurial initiatives. In support of this focus, SAP Canada donates its software and employee expertise to not-for-profit organizations around the world as well as to entrepreneurial activities. The company also offers 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
SAP Canada partners with the Junior Achievement of Central Ontario organization to grant youth opportunities to learn about the workforce

Highlights

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,625
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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

The Career Directory

SAP Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
SAP Canada Waterloo co-op students

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,863
Part-time employees in Canada 53
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
Typical new grad positions Account Executive Associate, Administration Associate, Business Processes Associate, Consulting Graduate Developer Associate, Finance Associate, Information Developer Associate, Inside Sales Associate, IT Application Associate, Consultant Presales Associate, Project Associate, Quality Associate, Solution & Product Marketing Associate
Starting salary $65K to $70K
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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