Siemens Canada Limited
Siemens Canada employee looking out at an energy crossings substation  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Siemens Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers a number of additional financial benefits, including profit-sharing, signing bonuses and referral bonuses (up to $1,000)
  • Siemens Canada maintains the Caring Hands Employee Committee, which helps the organization plan its corporate social responsibility program and activities -- the company also encourages employees to give back to their local communities, offering paid time off to volunteer and generous matching donations (up to $40,000 per year)
  • Powered through the Bullfrog Power program, Siemens Canada's head office features a number of energy saving initiatives, including energy saving lighting (which resulted in a reduction of its power consumption by 40%), the use of LED signage and the installation of building automation controls and lighting sensors where possible -- the head office received LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors
Siemens Canada employees attending the global One Young World Summit in Ireland  

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Established in Canada 1912
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Siemens AG
Parent company head office Munich, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,022
Part-time employees in Canada 19
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
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 1 paid day)

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

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

  • Siemens Canada created an Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) to help students acquire the relevant education and experience for successful careers
  • One of SCETA's initiatives is a 2-year dual education program for university and college students in their final years of study -- offered in partnership with post-secondary institutes in Ontario and Alberta, the program features a structured curriculum, mentored internships within various divisions, systems and product trainings at Siemens facilities, and additional in-house and online training
  • Participating students also receive full-time salary and tuition coverage during their enrolment in the program and may be offered full-time engineering positions upon graduation
  • In partnership with the WE organization, Siemens Canada launched "We Innovate", a national contest inviting youth from grades 4 to 12 to submit creative solutions to one of Canada 150's four themes: environment, youth, diversity and inclusion, or reconciliation
Siemens 'CEO-for-a-day' student Ishaan Kapur mentored by Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt (right)  

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,022
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 2-year finance leadership development program to recruit, train and develop high-potential graduates through formal training, mentorship and rotations, unique partnership with Algonquin College to provide students with opportunities to learn about the future of energy systems in a "living" lab, New Professionals Room to provide continual development and mentoring opportunities from experienced colleagues and speakers, sent 3 delegates to participate in the annual One Young World conference, which connects young professionals with world leaders

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Siemens Canada is part of Germany-based Siemens AG, which has a long history of embedding sustainability into its operations and working to influence other businesses to follow its lead -- the firm recently announced the global goal to be carbon-neutral by 2030 -- an approach nicely summarized by the company's founder, Werner von Siemens, "I will not sell the future for a short-term profit"
  • Siemens Canada's head office features a number of energy saving initiatives including the installation of energy saving lighting (which resulted in a reduction of power consumption by 40%), the use of LED signage, and the installation of building automation controls and lighting sensors where possible -- the head office received LEED Gold Certification for commercial interiors and all electricity consumed is offset through the Bullfrog Power program
In partnership with Tree Canada, Siemens Canada employees across the country planted 1,500 trees on Earth Day  

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,022
Employee green team Siemens Canada Sustainability Council
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Sustainability Manager, Vice President of Business Excellence
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (each location in Canada is either certified ISO 140001 or compliant to ISO 14001 standards)
Green highlights auto fleet purchasing program to set incentives for low-emission vehicles
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Day, Earth Hour, Tree Canada (employees dedicated over 600 hours on Earth Day to plant 1,575 trees last year), Smart Commute, Bullfrog Power (offsets all energy used at the Oakville head office with green energy), Corporations for Community Connections, Inc. (donates refurbished laptops to non-profit organizations)
Head office LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, LED signage, energy efficient lighting and building automation controls, head office is also LEED Gold certified for Commercial Interiors

The Career Directory

Siemens Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Siemens Canada employees launching the Ingenuity for Life campaign

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Engineering Services
Parent company Siemens AG
Parent company head office Munich, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Other info for new grads Siemens Canada offers a number of programs to support students and new grads including the formal "Hire a Student at Siemens" and "Mentoring at Siemens" initiatives, the "Youth Training and Skills Development" program, and the "LOL" (Leader Our Leaders) leadership development program.
Typical new grad positions Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Field Service Technician, Technical Services Representative, Project Designer, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Technical Support, Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Commercial Project Manager, Operations Specialist
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, 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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