HP Canada Co.
HP Canada employees volunteer at an event for First Robotics, a competition that challenges teams of high school students to build a robot   (Photo credit: Eddy G.)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why HP Canada Co. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • HP Canada and its parent company manage the HP Employee Relief Fund to help employees who are in need of financial assistance because of a disaster or personal hardship -- the initiative is funded through the generosity of employee donations (with matching company donations) and provides tax-free grants to help employees cope with natural disasters, serious illness, medical emergencies or bereavement (awarded $149,000 in 2020)
  • HP Canada encourages lifelong learning with generous tuition subsidies (up to $6,260 per year), in-house and online training, and career planning services -- and offers a variety of unique opportunities for those early in their career, including a unique summer scholars program for recent graduates
  • HP Canada offers incentives for healthy behaviour through a global wellness challenge to encourage physical activity (employees receive redeemable points for participating), and the Virgin Pulse well-being adventure program, with healthy habit tracking tools and fun challenges to keep employees motivated to meet their personal health, finance and life balance goals (employees can earn up to $570 per year)
Staff members at HP Canada attend an employee meeting  

Highlights

Industry Computer technology and services
Established in Canada 1939
Publicly traded yes
Parent company HP Inc.
Parent company head office Palo Alto, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 488
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 76.5% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,260 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

COVID-19

Pandemic response work-from-home reimbursement, virtual health care services, access to CubeFit to encourage employees to participate in quick stretch or motion breaks, gifts of appreciation were sent to employees' homes for Thanksgiving and New Year, formed the HP Spirit team in 2020 to help employees manage challenges (activities are based on physical and mental wellness)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why HP Canada Co. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

  • HP Canada maintains a longstanding partnership with WWF Canada, supporting and employee volunteering in many initiatives, including the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Living Planet@Work, WWF Climate Savers, Global Forest & Trade Network,and the Living Planet@Campus post-secondary program
  • HP Canada is a member of Canada's National Zero Waste Council, a national initiative that brings together governments, businesses and non-governmental agencies in working towards the development of the circular economy
  • HP Canada's formal Design for Sustainability program incorporates environmental considerations into all product design, from the longstanding (celebrating 30 years) Planet Partners consumer return and recycling program to its environmental packaging strategy program to ensure that all packing is recyclable and includes environmental guidelines for its suppliers, including 100 per cent paper based product packaging
HP Canada employees participated in a tree planting event before the pandemic  

Highlights

Industry Computer technology and services
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 488
Employee green team Sustainable Impact team (employees active in 14 countries), Environmental Compliance team (ensures compliance with all environmental regulations)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Head of Sustainable Impact
Formal strategy/policy name HP environmental, health and safety & sustainability policy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Canada's National Zero Waste Council (national initiative to bring together governments, businesses and non-governmental agencies to works towards the development of the circular economy), Canada’s Council for Clean Capitalism (founding member), carbon footprint calculator (free online tool available to all customers), Sustainability Champions program (employee engagement program with educational tools and resources on sustainability), environmental packaging strategy (goal to produce 100% paper-based product packaging from certified and recycled sources), Forest Positive Framework (initial focus on consumer printing, goal to use 30% post-consumer recycled content plastic across HP's personal systems and print product portfolio by 2025)
Noteworthy initiatives formal Design for Sustainability program incorporates environmental considerations into all product design (recently introduced the HP Tango Terra, which is the first home printer designed to be carbon-neutral through the entire life cycle), the Planet Partners consumer return and recycling program, closed-loop recycling program (longstanding ink and toner recycling program, entering its third decade)
Building footprint includes green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, motion sensor lighting, LED lighting retrofits, partial green roof, water-conserving fixtures, rain-sensitive lawn sprinkling system, situated on more than 20 hectares of land and follows a unique in-house Greening Corporate Grounds program (includes numerous initiatives such as tree planting, invasive species removal, building habitats for pollinators and other species and working with Credit Valley Conservation)
Extended recycling e-waste, organics, reusable plates and metal cutlery in the cafeteria, discounts when using refillable mugs at onsite Starbucks
Commuter amenities pre-pandemic support for various sustainable commuting initiatives such as Bike to Work Day, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships longstanding partnership with WWF Canada in support of numerous initiatives (including the WWF "Living Planet@Work Program" and "Living Planet@Campus", World Environment Day, Earth Week, Earth Hour, WWF Climate Savers, WWF Global Forest & Trade Network), 40 Days of Doing Good (employees around the world volunteer in their local communities), Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Learning for a Sustainable Future (offers free resources for educators), HP Device Recovery Service (secure and sustainable repurposing of end-of-use devices), Mira (guide and service dog provider collects ink and toner cartridges which are purchased by HP for recycling)

The Career Directory

HP Canada Co. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
HP Canada employees at First Robotics event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Computer technology and services
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company HP Inc.
Parent company head office Palo Alto, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Student opportunities co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,260 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Business Analyst, Program Manager, Inside Sales Representative
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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