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BASF Canada Inc.
BASF Canada employees collaborate in the organization's quality assurance lab in Toronto  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why BASF Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

  • BASF Canada invests in ongoing employee development with a generous tuition reimbursement program, a YOU Learn portal for online and instructor-led learning, and international assignments to provide global development experiences
  • BASF Canada offers hybrid and remote work options for eligible roles, providing home internet subsidies (from $30 to $60 per month) and a furniture subsidy ($500 to $1,000) to ensure proper home office set-up
  • BASF Canada supports new parents with maternity and parental leave top-up of up to 100 per cent of salary for 17 weeks -- and maintains a dedicated Parents at BASF group to help employees connect and share experiences and resources
Team members of BASF Canada at the organization's Toronto facility  

Employer Background

Industry Chemical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1964
Parent company BASF SE
Parent company head office Ludwigshafen, Germany
Major Canadian locations Blackie AB, Calgary AB, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Cornwall ON, Mississauga ON, Nisku AB, Saskatoon SK, Toronto ON, Windsor ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,106
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Full-time employees worldwide 111,481
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 7.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.38 years
Longest serving employee 44.83 years

Work Environment Rating: B+

Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, hybrid work options are role dependent, employees working hybrid are reimbursed $30 per month for internet and $500 for furniture, employees working remote full-time receive $60 per month for internet and $1,000 for furniture
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, underground parking available for employees
Onsite workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, foosball table, Creator Space (open concept room with comfortable couches), wellness and quiet room
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, market-style cafeteria

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Company organized social events yes
Past social events tree planting initiative, holiday potlucks, employee appreciation bowling event, movie club and book club
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications company newsletter
Other in-house communications revamped biweekly online newsletter, monthly Accelerator calls (to brief managers of significant developments over the past year), town halls, B Connected app to help employees from across the country stay connected

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note BASF Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,025) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note BASF Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage orthodontics
Eyecare $500 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), 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. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $500 each year
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $400 each year
Additional health plan information retiree coverage is available for some employees, employees can participate in the Vitality program offered through Manulife (personalized weekly targets for health-related activities and points-based rewards for activity completion, annual global health campaigns to encourage employees to utilize related resources (health assessments, screenings, coaching, and internal programming)
Family-friendly benefits note BASF Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 1 week, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Additional family-friendly information Parents at BASF employee group to help employees connect and share resources

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note BASF Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 6 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information the duration of a leave of absence is determined on a case-by-case basis, education leave is also case-by-case, unionized employees (approximately 15% of the workforce) receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year, moving to 3 weeks after 5 years of employment)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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 online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), formal "Recognizing You" program for exceptional work
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $25,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs YOU Learn portal (online and instructor-led learning), unique Collaboration Weeks (webinars hosted by the IT team on how to better collaborate using digital tools), international assignments

Community Involvement Rating: B+

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)
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Cancer Society, Indspire, Windsor Youth Centre, Erie Wildlife Rescue, Alzheimer Society, Transition to Betterness, Noah’s House Mental Health Foundation Inc.
Community highlight BASF Canada's charitable donations strategy focuses on making a positive impact in the communities "we work and live in," keeping with the company's strategy and key pillars, which include STEM education, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why BASF Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • BASF Canada manages a 24-month professional development program for students and new graduates, where participants complete two 12-month work assignments in different roles within the organization -- the program has a technical and commercial stream (with different work assignments for each), and aims to create a pipeline of talented individuals for future roles, often resulting in students receiving offers for full-time positions at the end of their term
  • BASF Canada also recruits nearly 150 summer students each year in a variety of departments and functions, and many students are assigned a season-end project where they present a key takeaway from the term to their departmental leaders -- the top 10 presentations are then selected to be presented to senior leadership
  • BASF Canada helps students feel welcome during some of the earliest days of their careers with an intensive one-week summer student orientation program that includes presentations from various departments, e-learning sessions and social activities -- the company is also currently piloting 'Enboarder', a digital onboarding experience that would extend this week-long experience into a full month, beginning two weeks prior to each students' official start date
BASF Canada students collaborate on the field  

Highlights

Industry Chemical manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Blackie AB, Calgary AB, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Cornwall ON, Mississauga ON, Nisku AB, Saskatoon SK, Toronto ON, Windsor ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,106
Student opportunities summer jobs, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities summer student program (hires up to 150 students annually), intern program, buddy program, intensive 1-week summer student orientation (includes presentations from various departments, e-learning sessions and social activities), access to LinkedIn Learning, Discovery Insights
Additional highlights students invited to participate in a "takeover" social media campaign (students "take over" the company's X account, formerly known as Twitter, and showcase content related to their work), welcome kit for students (includeds branded company clothing and merchandise), performance bonus for students (up to $1,000 based on functional and safety performance)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why BASF Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • BASF Canada organized an inclusion champion cross-functional project, employing 30 employee volunteers to identify and execute initiatives across six critical areas of action -- examples of successful actions undertaken by the group include the launch of inclusive interview practices for interview panelists and hosting community listening sessions to better understand issues related to social injustice and other DEI challenges within the community
  • As of 2022, BASF Canada requires all people leaders to have a minimum of one performance goal specifying how they will ensure continued progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion for themselves and for their teams (and ties the achievement of performance goals to compensation)
  • The company also conducts inclusion pulse checks, bi-annual anonymous feedback surveys to collect information from all employees regarding their experience of inclusion at BASF -- information collected includes how managers model inclusive behaviour, create a psychologically safe workspace, and hold their teams accountable for non-inclusive behaviour
Staff attend BASF Canada's Indigenous beauty bootcamp event  
I have always been passionate about meeting new people, learning about different cultures and traditions, and volunteering for causes that drive positive change. Since joining BASF, I've had the opportunity to join many activities that have helped me learn about advocacy and my role as an ally for minority groups and volunteer in activities that drive positive change within the BASF community and those around us. Being a part of all these initiatives has given me a deeper purpose in the organization and a continued motivation to keep learning and doing my part. I look forward to continuing to be a part of a company that recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in every way. Daniela Lopera, communications specialist

Highlights

Industry Chemical manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Blackie AB, Calgary AB, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Cornwall ON, Mississauga ON, Nisku AB, Saskatoon SK, Toronto ON, Windsor ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,106
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives diversity, equity and inclusion council (guides efforts to attract, develop and retain talent), inclusion champion cross-functional project (30 employee volunteers who are executing initiatives across six areas of action)
Performance management and accountability voluntary self-identification for new hires, voluntary self-identification questionnaire for employees, corporate scorecard objective to have a minimum of 42% selection rate for diverse talent (female, visible minorities, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+), diversity, equity and inclusion dashboard to track data and progress to achieving goals, requires all people leaders to have a minimum of one performance goal specifying how they will ensure continued progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion for themselves and for their teams (and ties the achievement of performance goals to compensation), inclusion pulse checks (bi-annual anonymous feedback surveys)
Employee resource groups ERGs include ALLchemie (LGBTQ2+ & Allies), Asian Inclusion Network (AIN), Awareness of Visible & Invisible Disabilities (AViD), Black, Indigenous & Multicultural (BIM), Parents at BASF, Remote Employee Community, Women in BASF, Emerging Professionals & Friends Employee Resource Group, Latin American Resource Group, VETS, maintains an ERG portal across North America (provides easy access to a centralized ERG calendar with planned monthly events)
Recruitment initiatives ensures diverse slate of candidates (50% being women) as well as diverse interview panels, achieved a 41% diverse hiring rate in 2022
Training and awareness initiatives launched an inclusion learning journey in 2021 to educate employees on foundational topics such as bias, micro aggressions and micro affirmations, includes a diversity, equity and inclusion module in its digital onboarding program, created a diversity, equity and inclusion leader playbook, offers psychological health and safety leader training
Diversity highlights published its 3-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategy externally to make its commitments transparent, psychological health and safety committee

The Career Directory

BASF Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A seating area inside BASF Canada's new office in Calgary, AB

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Chemical manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company BASF SE
Parent company head office Ludwigshafen, Germany
Major Canadian locations Blackie AB, Calgary AB, Regina SK, Lethbridge AB, Cornwall ON, Mississauga ON, Nisku AB, Saskatoon SK, Toronto ON, Windsor ON, Winnipeg MB
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 BASF offers a Toastmasters intern program, as well as access to YOULearn platform which includes learning resources such as LinkedIn Learning and webinars related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Typical new grad positions Financial Analyst, Innovation Specialist, Business Representative, Innovation Specialist, Chemist, Engineer
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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