ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.
ESIT Advanced Solutions employees during the company's open house for staff and clients

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

Here are some of the reasons why ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017) and BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • New moms at ESIT Advanced Solutions receive maternity leave top-up payments (to 85% of salary for 15 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for 35 weeks) -- new dads and adoptive parents also receive parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for 35 weeks)
  • ESIT Advanced Solutions offers peace-of-mind for employees as they plan for life after work through contributions to a defined benefit pension plan (a unique benefit in its industry)
  • Along with living and working in one of the country's most beautiful cities, ESIT Advanced Solutions' employees have free access to a fully-equipped fitness facility, easy access to walking and running trails as well as an outdoor sports fields and even a community garden
  • ESIT Advanced Solutions employees receive paid time to volunteer each year and participate in the parent company's "Global Volunteer Day", as well as hosting an annual golf tournament in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Victoria General Hospital (over $500K raised over the years)
ESIT Advanced Solutions' executive management team preparing to cook for employees at the company's Breakfast of Champions event

Employer Background

Industry Computer Systems Design Services
Parent company HP Canada
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 463
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 36 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in the Vancouver Island Technology Park, the head office is one of the first office buildings in Canada to achieve LEED Gold certification, the interior layout and decor was designed with employee feedback (employee workstations are closest to the windows with management offices located in the interior) and also features an outdoor barbecue and patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, foosball table, iPad and computer available for personal use
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility shared use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (personal trainer services, instructor-led classes, weekly onsite chair massage service for a fee), weights, basketball court, shower facilities, close to a network of walking trails, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
Other nearby amenities Saanich Commonwealth Place, Pacific Sports Institute, fitness club, Lambrick Park, Elk and Beaver Lake, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Camosun College, community garden, sports fields including badminton, volleyball and basketball courts, park-like setting with easy access to walking and running trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Recent social events annual summer barbecue, employee lunches, an annual anniversary celebration and recognition ceremony for its top performing employees, charitable fundraising events throughout the year
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A+

Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home internet, salaries for unionized employees are negotiated through the collective bargaining process while non-union employee are set through an in-house salary planning process

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 95% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 1 hour per week
Waiting period for coverage 180 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, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), earned days off program

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 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 7 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information vacation entitlement increases by 1 day each year beginnning after three years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, formal rewards and recognition program with awards in a range of categories including community impact, employee excellence, leadership excellence, starting strong, team excellence, recognition awards, and the "You Inspire Me" award which celebrates employees who contribute to the overall work environment
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

Community Involvement A

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 3 paid days)
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 8 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported matches employee donations
Community highlight Each year, employees at ESIT Advanced Solutions participate in the Global Volunteer Day and volunteer with a selected charitable or community initiative as well as hosts an annual golf tournament in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Victoria General Hospital (over $500K raised over the years).

The Career Directory

ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
ESIT Advanced Solutions employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Computer Systems Design Services
Parent company HP Canada
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Student opportunities 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 Facilities Coordinator, Litigation Clerk, Help Desk Analyst, Junior Order Management Analyst, Payment Processing Clerk, Account Analyst
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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