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Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
A Samsung Canada employee experiencing Gear VR at a demo station during a visit to the Samsung Experience Store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019) :

  • Samsung Canada embeds recognition into its corporate culture through the online "U r Awesome" platform, which allows employees to nominate, recognize and reward their peers -- employees receive a minimum of 3,000 points per month to distribute to colleagues for a job well done (points are redeemable for a variety of merchandise)
  • Samsung Canada encourages ongoing employee development through a number of in-house programs, including an annual Development Week in March (with a number of guest speaker sessions), the "myDevelopment" career portal and a global mobility program
  • Along with a number of financial benefits, Samsung Canada offers employees a variety of corporate discounts as well as a generous employee purchase program, allowing employees to purchase up to $20,000 in Samsung products per year
Managers at Samsung Canada's BC office serving a hot breakfast for employee appreciation day   (Photo credit: Steve Han)

Employer Background

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 572
Full-time employees worldwide 308,745
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 25.33 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the company's state-of-the-art LEED-certified head office was designed with employee feedback and features premium parking for hybrid cars, open flexible space to facilitate collaboration and creativity, idea rooms and casual break-out areas, a Samsung technology showroom (with current and future company innovations on display), e-waste recycling capacity, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, table hockey, board games, the latest Samsung technology including smart televisions, Blu-ray players, tablets and virtual reality headsets
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, market style cafeteria, exterior barbecue area
Snacks available fresh fruit, gourmet coffee bar on each floor (includes complimentary Starbucks coffee), healthy snacks every Friday, free treats for celebrations and "just because" days (from frozen yogurt to pressed juices), food trick visits in the summer
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, pilates, boot camp), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, new equipment added recently, ping pong tables, and an outdoor baseball diamond and soccer field
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale South Recreation Centre, fitness club, Meadowvale Sports Park, Leslie Trail Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nature trails, nearby golf courses, easy access to major highways and Pearson International Airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name S Comm Social Committee (est. 2001)
Recent social events events to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary in Canada last year (along with Canada 150-themed celebrations), a unique Sons and Daughters Day (children aged 6 to 13 spend the day at the office) and introduced the first Take Your Parents to Work Day, seasonal celebrations such as "12 Days of Giving and Receiving" to kick-off the holiday season, a Thanksgiving lunch and a Halloween costume and carving contest
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) 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, employee purchase program (up to $20,000 per year for Samsung products), corporate discounts on a range of products and services, year-end giveaway event which includes $500 Samsung dollars for each employee and over 130 prizes for raffle (from televisions to wearable technology), relocation assistance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: 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 22 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $800 each year
Additional health and wellness information mental health training, myWellness page (includes fitness schedule, sports team registration, wellness challenges and related resources), themed wellness initiatives such as "De-Stress You December" and "January Healthy Detox", wellness fair with 20 different booths and vendors, onsite massage specialist and nutritionist available at the Mississauga office
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: 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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information some employees start with 4 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

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), President's Quarterly Awards for teams, Samsung Excellence Awards (recently expanded to include more value and rewards), special recognition for contractors, patent bonuses for research and development personnel (Vancouver), Global Recognition Cash Awards, "U r Awesome" program (online platform that allows employees to recognize peers, employees have a minimum of 3,000 points they can use to reward others each month and points are redeemable for a variety of merchandise)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 1 month

Training & Skills Development Rating: 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs annual Development Week in March (featured 23 one-hour sessions hosted by a variety of speakers), global mobility program, "myDevelopment" career development portal (online tools, resources, career coaching and planning), Women@SECA program to help support, inspire and connect female employees, diversity and inclusion training

Community Involvement Rating: 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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 3,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 90 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Autism Speaks, Daily Bread Food Bank, Jays Care Foundation, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Let's Talk Science, Pacific Autism Family Network, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Let's Talk Science, Reach for the Rainbow, Ontario Science Centre
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Samsung Canada's Champions of Change Committee is comprised of employee representatives who help select charities to receive company support. Samsung Canada recently selected SickKids Foundation as one of its main charities, establishing a multi-year $1-million partnership initiative. Internationally, the parent company's primary corporate initiative is the "Samsung Hope for Children" program, which supports children's health, education and sustainability initiatives worldwide.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • In the past year, Samsung Canada hired co-op and summer students in a variety of disciplines, including marketing, HR, content and services, and research and development -- the company also organized a competition challenging student teams to create engaging content using its Gear 360 camera technology -- the winner's videos were featured on Samsung's YouTube channel
  • Samsung Canada also partners with post-secondary institutions on a number of different initiatives, recently working with Centennial College to create a unique Samsung Tech Institute appliance service certification course
  • The company organizes the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, a national educational initiative for Canadian students from grades 6 to 10 to apply STEM learning to solve issues in their communities, and compete for Samsung school technology grants (four grand prizes of $20,000 each)
Samsung Canada employees at the new 'Unplugged Townhall' series, with no slides or agendas for a more candid discussion with executives   (Photo credit: David J. Oyagi)


Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 555
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives millennials employee resource group to connect peers and offer mentoring and networking opportunities, Vancouver office recently hosted a site-wide innovation challenge to encourage employees to develop and create new innovative wearable applications, Development Week with interactive guest-led workshops, courses and info sessions, Launch and Learn program to showcase the company's newest products

The Career Directory

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Samsung Canada employee at his ergonomic adjustable sit-stand desk

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Marketing Co-ordinator, Accounting Co-ordinator, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Full-Stack Engineer, DevOps Engineer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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