Innovatia Inc.
Innovatia employees in the office  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Innovatia Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019):

  • Innovatia offers industry-leading maternity and parental leave top-ups for its new moms (to 75% of salary for up to 52 weeks) as well as extending parental leave top-up to new dads and adoptive parents (to 75% of salary for up to 35 weeks)
  • Innovatia encourages employees to recruit their friends through a new employee referral bonus program that offers up to $500 for every successful hire
  • Innovatia encourages employees to save for the longer term with matching RSP contributions and, depending on their position, some employees may participate in a profit-sharing plan
Members of Innovatia's technical support specialist team collaborating  

Employer Background

Industry Software Developer
Established in Canada 1999
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Fredericton NB, Halifax NS, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 290
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Full-time employees worldwide 421
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 28%
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 17 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, electric vehicle charging stations
Workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, religious observance room, head office is located on the main floor of the city's tallest building with all-weather access to numerous shops, restaurants and caf├ęs through the enclosed walkway system
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Other nearby amenities Goodlife Fitness located a short walk away (with no need to venture outside), Rockwood Park, King Square, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, short walk to the historic Saint John harbour and boardwalk, art galleries, festivals, movie and live theatre

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Engage (est. 2008)
Recent social events monthly hot dog day, Canada 150 celebration, Christmas pancake breakfast, employee potluck
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B

Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 23 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
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B-

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
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, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), formal employee reviews occur every 6-12 months
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
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 750 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 20 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Big Brothers Big Sisters, T4G, Teen Resource Centre, KV Oasis, TechImpact, First Steps, United Way of Greater Saint John, American Red Cross, Camp Tulakadik, United Way Calgary
Community highlight Innovatia supports the in-house "iGive" committee which is comprised of employees from all parts of the company and geographic locations, including the company's two CEOs. The committee reviews charitable requests to determine organizations to receive support as well as setting the overall direction for its charitable program. The company's charitable focus is primarily on at-risk youth, early childhood literacy and IT development within the region. Paid time off to volunteer is variable.

The Career Directory

Innovatia Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
An Innovatia employee works at her desk

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software Developer
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint John NB, Fredericton NB, Halifax NS, Calgary AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads Innovatia Inc. is a founding employer of the New Brunswick Information Technology Council's Rising Stars program, which provides mentoring to high potential high school students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies in technology
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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