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 (2018)

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

  • SAP Canada recently invested $11 million to renovate its Vancouver office, reconfiguring approximately 20,000 square feet into collaborative spaces and dedicated "thinking" rooms -- the office also features a micro-market, with concessions from local vendors such as Leafy Greens and Ready Maid, an onsite fitness facility and a wellness room -- the walls are adorned with photography, sculptures and painted murals by local artists, in keeping with a Vancouver "sea to sky" theme
  • 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 supports a number of charitable initiatives each year and recently hosted its 12th annual "Month of Service", with over 1,660 employees volunteering over 6,200 hours with local community organizations dedicated to creating "healthier and happier Canadian communities"
SAP Canada employees from the Vancouver Lab celebrate at the Vancouver Pride Parade

Employer Background

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Established in Canada 1972
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
Full-time employees in Canada 2,903
Part-time employees in Canada 350
Full-time employees worldwide 83,205
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 7.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 39.1
Longest serving employee 36.1 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features recently renovated head office is located in the downtown core 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, collaborative spaces, dedicated "thinking" rooms, games rooms and wellness rooms, large atrium with large skylight that can be used or large employee gatherings, telecommuter 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 various fitness classes), weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities fitness club, 5 minute walk from the waterfront, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Company organized social events yes
Recent social events a 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 A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 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 yes
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, group tax-free savings account deductions, patent bonuses for employees who submit patent and grant requests

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits 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, 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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
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 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 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, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), peer-to-peer program called Appreciate Someone, which encourages employees to send colleagues redeemable monetary awards, bonuses and share matching program are 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 B+

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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training & development programs unique SAP Social Sabbatical program (short-term assignments to help small firms, non-profits, governmental and charitable organizations)

Community Involvement 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 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,203 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 100 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Vancouver Food Bank, Science World, Ronald McDonald House, Calgary Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, The Joy of Learning Centre, StepStones for Youth, Youth Without Shelter, Soup Sisters, Shoe Box Project, Cirque Hors Piste, Tablée des Chefs
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight SAP Canada's Corporate Social Responsibility office works to enhance education for underserved youth and support entrepreneurial initiatives. 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. Additionally, SAP Canada recently hosted its 12th annual "Month of Service", with over 1,660 employees volunteering over 6,200 hours with local community organizations dedicated to creating "healthier and happier Canadian communities", including initiatives in Vancouver, Calgary, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • 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
SAP Canada employees gather at the Ontario Employee Town Hall with SAP's global CEO Bill McDermott, centre

Highlights

Industry Custom Computer Programming Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,863
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 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, 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 the Concordia University Engineering and Commerce Case Study, sponsors CaseIT (annual international undergraduate case competition for IT 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
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo 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 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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