D2L Corporation
D2L employees celebrate the market open  

Recognized as one of Southwestern Ontario's Top Employers (2024) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why D2L Corporation was selected as one of Southwestern Ontario's Top Employers (2024) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2024):

  • D2L provides maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 100 per cent of salary for two weeks and 80 per cent of salary for six additional weeks)
  • D2L encourages employees to become recruiters for the firm with new employee referral bonuses, from $100 to 3,000 depending on the position
  • D2L's head office features an employee lounge complete with comfortable seating, a television and a wide selection of reasons to gather with colleagues, including foosball, board games, table tennis, pinball and classic arcade games, as well as a variety of video game systems and games -- employees also receive free access to an onsite fitness facility complete with instructor-led yoga and meditation classes
Members of D2L's strategy team at a team building event in Alton, ON  

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian locations Waterloo ON, Vancouver BC, Kitchener ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 891
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 23 years
Benefits note D2L Corporation has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,200 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% 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
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 in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

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

Here are some of the reasons why D2L Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • D2L develops future leaders through the LEAD (Learning, Engagement and Development) program, which helps employees grow and move to the next level in their careers -- nominated participants take part in reflection and reviews on leadership competencies, leadership meetings and skills development sessions, and check-ins with sponsors and leaders
  • Additionally, LEAD participants work on an action learning project throughout the duration of the program, which tasks participants with solving a real D2L problem and presenting to senior leaders at the end of the program
  • D2L supports co-op students and new graduates entering a software development role through the "Desire 2 Teach" program, which includes comprehensive workshops on specific technologies they will be working with
D2L employees commemorate Pink Shirt Day  

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Major Canadian locations Waterloo ON, Vancouver BC, Kitchener ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 891
Student opportunities co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities GROW@D2L (weekly professional development opportunities), Micro Learning Nuggets (weekly micro-learning activity series), Learn@Work week (forum for employees to share their expertise on a topic, project, or program with their colleagues), quarterly career development sessions, Catch the Wave internal learning program, job shadowing, lunch and learns, quarterly leadership speaker series
Additional highlights students have the chance to interact with executives through events like new hire lunches, ask-me-anything sessions, and "cake and questions" to talk about their work progress throughout the year, students present their learnings to senior leaders at the end of each team
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 D2L Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • D2L provides training to enhance employee and manager knowledge and expectations specific to diversity, inclusion and belonging, with topics such as unconscious bias, allyship, accessible spaces, and racial equity -- diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is also a required learning for all employees and is embedded in new employee onboarding
  • D2L captures demographic data through a voluntary self-identification questionnaire that includes the four designated employment equity groups, as well as additional data related to racial and ethnic identity, 2SLGBTQIA+, and individuals with caregiving responsibilities -- the company also solicits employee feedback through engagement surveys and participates in an annual diversity and inclusion survey
  • D2L uses talent data to make informed decisions around promotions or salary increases, which also allows the company to monitor promotions, turnover and compensation changes by gender -- talent review, year-end performance ratings, merit and salary increases are also calibrated to reduce biases
Employees at D2L celebrate Pride in the office  

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Major Canadian locations Waterloo ON, Vancouver BC, Kitchener ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 891
Performance management and accountability captures diversity demographic data through a voluntary self-identification questionnaire (includes the four designated employment equity groups as well as additional data related to racial and ethnic identity, 2SLGBTQIA+, and individuals with caregiving responsibilities), solicits employee feedback through engagement surveys
Employee resource groups D2LGBTQ+ employee committee to focus on LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion, BIPOC Employee Network (BEN) to help employees grow their careers, network, engage in learning experiences, and build community, Women in Action to elevate women voices, provide support and build leadership skills
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging policy, attracting and hiring diverse candidates is outlined as a key focus in its five pillar action plan, uses talent data to make data-driven decisions around promotions and salary increases
Training and awareness initiatives required learning for all employees includes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (as part of new employee onboarding) and safe and inclusive workspaces (anti-harassment training), additional training topics include unconscious bias, allyship, accessible spaces 101, racial equity, gender equity, D2L also developed an inclusion toolkit and LGBTQ+ resources for managers

The Career Directory

D2L Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
D2L employees show off their trophies from a chilli cook-off

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software publishers
Full-time employees in Canada 751 to 1,000
Major Canadian locations Waterloo ON, Vancouver BC, Kitchener ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Student opportunities 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 Test Developer, Software Developer, Product Designer, Marketing Specialist, Business Development Representative, Customer Service Representative, Product Support Analyst, Implementation Coordinator, Associate Technical Product Manager, Project Coordinator, People and Culture Coordinator
Starting salary $60K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, 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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