SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada employees in the Toronto office celebrating Canada Day at an all-employee gathering with music and food  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and BC's Top Employers (2018) :

  • SAP Canada offers a number of great financial benefits for all employees, including profit-sharing and year-end bonus programs available to all employees, generous new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500), and a defined contribution pension plan to help employees save for the longer term
  • SAP Canada's recently renovated Yaletown office includes collaborative spaces, dedicated "thinking" rooms, a micro-market (with concessions from local vendors such as Leafy Greens and Ready Maid), an onsite fitness facility and a wellness room
  • 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 employees in Vancouver welcome high school students into the company's office for Doors Open to Technology  

Employer Background

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Established in Canada 1989
Publicly traded yes
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,307
Part-time employees in Canada 75
Full-time employees worldwide 87,743
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 7.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 40.6 years
Longest serving employee 37 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features recently renovated head office is located in the Yaletown district, location offers easy access to public transit, the waterfront and numerous restaurants and cafés, inside, offices are adorned with photography, sculptures and painted murals by local artists (in keeping with a Vancouver "sea to sky" theme), and features a micro-market with a variety of local vendors (including Leafy Green and Ready Maid), indoor bicycle parking and regular bike tune-up clinics in partnership with a local bike shop, collaborative spaces, dedicated "thinking" rooms, games rooms, a large atrium with skylight that can be used for large employee gatherings, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, table tennis
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (yoga, meditation and a variety of additional fitness classes), weights, shower facilities, separate rooms which can be used for nursing mothers, therapy and wellness
Other nearby amenities fitness club, 5-minute walk from the waterfront, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name The Social Committee
Recent social events winter holiday party at Christmas that includes a formal dinner, drinks, door prizes and live music, annual summerfest barbecue with beaver tails, cold beer, drinks and even a dunk tank for senior executives, team gatherings and themed social events throughout the year
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications regional newsletters for major office locations

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 6 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 (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) 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

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 24 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative
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 $1,500 each year
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $10,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $10,000 per child
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 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 Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 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), peer-to-peer "Appreciate Awards" program that lets employees send colleagues redeemable monetary awards, bonuses and share matching program are also part of SAP's recognition program
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 Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 10% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs "Learning at SAP" program features a dedicated course search engine and is integrated with the company's in-house social media platform, Volunteer Ambassador Program (encourages employees to work with local non-profits)

Community Involvement Rating: 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, (up to 3 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,039 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 200 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Sharks Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Make-a-Wish/Walk for Wishes, Tour de Cure, Cradles to Crayons, Ronald McDonald House, SPCA, KIPP Schools, Stop Hunger Now, Calgary Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Soup Sisters, Shoebox Project
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight SAP Canada's "Corporate Social Responsibility" office works to enhance education for underserved youth and to provide support for emerging entrepreneurs. As part of this focus, the company donates its software and employee expertise to not-for-profit organizations around the world as well as to entrepreneurial activities.

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

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

  • SAP Canada manages an Early Talent Ambassador Program for new or recent graduates with less than 2 years of professional experience -- the 1-year training program features four 6-week "deep dive" experiences to expose participants to different roles within HR or sales
  • In partnership with BCIT's Business Information Technology Management Program, SAP Canada offers students the opportunity to work for a 10-week period to study the processes and best practices of the company's product support department
  • SAP Canada offers high-potential employees opportunities to participate in the Social Sabbatical program, a unique, short-term assignment to a team of international employees to solve business challenges for entrepreneurs and SME sector organizations
Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu announcing the federal government's plan to create 60,000 student work placements across Canada at SAP Canada's Vancouver lab  

Highlights

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,903
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, 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), participated as a mentor in Junior Achievement's Company Program, sponsors CaseIT (annual international undergraduate case competition for IT students), sponsors Trent University's Electric City Hacks (36-hour hackathon with over 400 students)

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 employees in Montréal walking with colleagues, friends and family in the Canada Pride Parade

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
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
Other info for new grads SAP Canada offers an Intern Experience Program, early talent LEAP program for women, GCO Sales Academy and Pre-Sales Academy, to name a few.
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 benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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