iQmetrix
Employees attended one of iQmetrix's annual company getaways  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why iQmetrix was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • iQmetrix currently maintains a charitable focus on food insecurity in Canada and facilitates employee efforts to give back to the community with six paid days off to volunteer and matching employee donations (with no set limit on the company match)
  • iQmetrix recently increased its top-up policy from 75 per cent to 90 per cent, offering new mothers with 51 weeks of paid time off and 34 weeks for new fathers and adoptive parents -- the company also provides new parents with 10 extra paid days off to welcome their new addition (taken in the form of additional weeks of vacation)
  • iQmetrix encourages employees to put their health first with an unlimited paid sick day policy and coverage for mental health services as part of its benefits plan (up to $1,000 annually)
iQmetrix employees collaborate at the Vancouver office  

Employer Background

Industry Computer software
Established in Canada 1999
Parent company Chrysalis
Parent company head office Vancouver BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 368
Full-time employees worldwide 418
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 9.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 26 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Hybrid work return-to-office plan includes fully remote work options as well as hybrid
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, free parking, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station, corporate ride-sharing account
Onsite workplace features waterfront office tower is open concept and features 360-degree views of Vancouver's skyline, inside, the workplace features communal kitchens, a Zen room for meditation or quiet, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, sleep pods, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, board games, table tennis
Snacks available cereals, bread, bars, chips, fruits, fruit snacks, milk, nitro coffee, an assortment of soft drinks and beverages (beer keg, wine)
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, boxing equipment

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Culture Club (est. 2020)
Past social events trivia events, Jackbox game sessions, Friday happy hours, pumpkin carving, Easter egg painting, Halloween competitions, holiday meal subsidy, home deliveries of summer and winter care packages
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications weekly Friday "wrap-up" meetings with the CEO

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 6 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $400 every 2 years
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, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives employee-run iQinclusive group focused on fostering well-being
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 34 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 90% of salary for 34 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 90% of salary for 34 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents
Additional family-friendly information new parents receive 10 additional paid days off (taken as additional weeks of vacation)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid summer shutdown employees receive 3 days off during the summer months
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information is moving to an unlimited time off policy for eligible staff in 2023, employees are eligible for a 7-week paid sabbatical leave after 7 years of employment (and every seventh year thereafter)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), Joycee Award to recognize unsung heroes, Rookie of the Year
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 1 month

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes

Community Involvement Rating: 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 6 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 45 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Red Cross India, Indian Residential School Survivors Society, BC Search and Rescue, Wahbung Abinoonjiiag
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight iQmetrix's charitable focus is food insecurity in Canada. The company does not maintain a set limit when matching employee donations.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why iQmetrix was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2022):

  • iQmetrix offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a lifetime maximum of $25,000 for IVF if needed, maternity and parental leave top-up ranging from 34 weeks to 51 weeks, and an option for new parents to phase in their return to work
  • iQmetrix helped foster positive social connections over the past year, hosting a variety of virtual events including trivia Tuesdays, escape rooms, online Olympics, weekly happy hours, and winter and summer care package deliveries
Staff members at iQmetrix  

Highlights

Industry Computer software
Established in Canada 1999
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 349
Full-time employee growth in the past year 10.3 %
Average age of employees in Canada 39.97 years
Longest serving employee 25 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), long-service awards

The Career Directory

iQmetrix has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
iQmetrix employees in their open concept desk spaces in the Vancouver office

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Computer software
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Chrysalis
Parent company head office Vancouver BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Regina SK, 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Sales Representative, Junior Software Developer, Software Support Specialist
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 6 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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