BioWare ULC
BioWare employees winning awards at the holiday party   (Photo credit: JProcktor Photography)

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why BioWare ULC was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • BioWare's head office features a variety of great amenities for employees, including a lounge with classic arcade games, a 40-person movie theatre, an onsite fitness facility with subsidized membership and a conveniently located pub on the main floor that is often used as a gathering place on Fridays
  • Bioware provides excellent family-friendly benefits, including a subsidy for IVF treatments (to $10,000) as well as an adoption subsidy (to $3,500) -- and also follows-up with maternity leave top-up payments for new moms (to 100% of salary for 12 weeks) and parental leave top-up for new dads and adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for 4 weeks)
  • Employees at BioWare are encouraged to save for the future with matching RSP contributions -- and receive other financial perks such as a share purchase plan, year-end bonuses for some roles and a new employee referral program, from $500 to $5,000 when they successfully recommend a new candidate
BioWare employees from the company's Mass Effect: Andromeda game team in Edmonton, AB  


Industry Software Developer
Established in Canada 1995
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Electronic Arts Inc.
Parent company head office Redwood City, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 317
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Average age of employees in Canada 35.7 years
Longest serving employee 20.4 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $500 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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