Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Employees at Samsung Canada's head office in Mississauga, ON  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Samsung Canada supports its new moms (including adoptive parents) with maternity leave top-up payments to 75 per cent of salary for 17 weeks, as well as supporting its new dads with parental leave top-ups to 75 per cent of salary for six weeks -- and new parents can apply to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Samsung Canada very quickly provided $250 "Samsung Dollars" for the purchase of technology needed to work from home such as monitors, earbuds, wireless chargers and other needed tech for building a home office -- the company also encouraged employees to bring home office equipment, from computer equipment to office chairs
  • Samsung Canada supports ongoing training and development for its employees through tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions for courses related and not directly related to their current position (to $4,000 annually) -- and offers over 10,000 online learning courses through the company's "Samsung U" online learning platform
A Samsung Canada employee works from home as her dog keeps her company  

Employer Background

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 593
Full-time employees worldwide 287,439
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.9%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 28 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response employees were given $250 “Samsung Dollars” to purchase technology, including monitors, earbuds, wireless chargers to help set up home offices (offering additional discounts for some technology), encouraged employees to bring home office equipment such as office chairs, monitors, and keyboards, offered to double the financial match for employee contributions in support of charities working on the front line of pandemic relief efforts, enhanced communications (from weekly departmental emails to bi-weekly "coffee chats" with senior executives to virtual happy hours)

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features LEED Gold-certified head office was designed with employee feedback and features open, flexible space to facilitate collaboration and creativity, a technology showroom with current and future Samsung innovations on display, e-waste recycling capacity, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis, the latest Samsung technology including smart televisions, Blu-ray players, tablets and virtual reality headsets
Snacks available fresh fruit delivered weekly, popcorn, chickpea snacks, oatmeal cookies, coconut chips, KIND bars
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free meals daily, take-home meals, market-style cafeteria with diverse, healthy and grab-and-go options
Other food options at main location state-of-the-art Starbucks coffee machine brews Americano, cappuccino, lattes, mocachinos and more (free for employees)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (boot camp, strength training), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, free personal training services and large screens for streaming fitness classes, there is also an onsite baseball diamond and soccer field
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale South Recreation Centre, Meadowvale Sports Park, Leslie Trail Park

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2001)
Past social events a number of online virtual events, including happy hour celebrations, lunch and learn sessions, a variety of virtual events to keep employees in touch (from cooking classes to painting nights to special speaker events), annual employee appreciation week (hosted online)
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications "unplugged" town halls with executives, online video conferencing solutions, weekly executive business updates, quarterly virtual town halls, bi-weekly coffee chats with senior executives, weekly departmental emails

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, employee purchase program (up to $20,000 per year for Samsung products), year-end giveaway event (includes $500 Samsung Dollars for each employee and raffle prizes)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 23 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
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 $600 each year
Health spending account up to $800 each year
Wellness spending account up to $200 each year
Additional health plan information health spending account ranges from $250 to $800
Wellness initiatives mental fitness awareness month (in May), step challenges (in support of charities), healthy habits guides, wellness programs and workshops (including a virtual wellness fair, meditation workshops, desk stretching workshops and much more)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information Working Parents Network

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A

Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 9 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 6 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information all new employees start with 4.2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 4.4 weeks after 6 years and 5 weeks after 9 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), Samsung Excellence Awards, including customer service, improvement, individual and team awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 1 month

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs numerous in-house training development initiatives, from the annual Development Week to an extensive career development portal to diversity and inclusion training

Community Involvement Rating: A+

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 4 paid days)
Some of the community organizations supported The Hospital for Sick Children, Autism Speaks Canada, Enactus Canada, Daily Bread Food Bank, Jays Care Foundation, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Centennial College, Montreal Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, David Suzuki Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities , Autism Speaks Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight One of Samsung Canada's main charities is SickKids Hospital in Toronto, which includes a $1-million partnership involving the unique "Samsung Space" lounge, an innovation-filled place for patients and families to relax and be entertained while staying at the hospital.
Pandemic-related community initiatives During the pandemic, Samsung Canada offered a number of virtual volunteering opportunities, including participation in the "Step Up To The Plate" partnership with Rogers and Jays Care Foundation, with employees helping to pack 390,000 hampers for a total of 8 million meals with Food Banks Canada.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Samsung Canada partners with post-secondary institutions for a number of different initiatives, including working with Vancouver Community College to create a Samsung Tech Institute Home Appliance certification course as well as collaborating with Centennial College to launch a Mobile Application Development program
  • The company organizes the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, a national educational initiative for Canadian students to apply STEM-related knowledge to find creative solutions to solve challenges in their local communities (over $45,000 awarded in cash and technology grants to teams)
  • Samsung Canada hosts a unique challenge for co-op teams to provide solutions or new ideas on a variety of topics such as strategy and marketing -- each team presents their proposal to the organization's leadership and the winning teams receive company products and the opportunity to see their ideas implemented in the future
Samsung Canada employees meeting in a collaborative workspace in the office  

Highlights

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 573
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities dedicated Development Month focuses on tools and resources to support employees' development needs, small group reverse mentoring with the executive team, access to over 10,000 e-learning courses and personalized one-on-one coaching through Samsung University, annual regional Seoul Sisters conferences
Additional highlights Executive Coffee Chats
Dedicated employee resource group Leaders of Tomorrow employee resource group
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Accounting Coordinator, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Full-Stack Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Junior Network Engineer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 4 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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