Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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

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

  • Samsung Canada encourages employees to recruit their friends with generous new employee referral bonuses, from $500 to $2,000 depending on the position
  • Samsung Canada generously starts its new employees with 4.2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to a maximum of six weeks of vacation over the course of their careers
  • Samsung Canada recently increased its coverage for mental health care to $3,000 per year and maintains a dedicated wellness resource page to share related resources and information
Members of Samsung Canada's 'Samsung Gives' team  

Employer Background

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corp.
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 727
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Full-time employees worldwide 266,673
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 40.5 years
Longest serving employee 30 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting, personal spending account can also be used for home office equipment purchases
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Onsite workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, 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 and tablets
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, culturally themed menu offerings, daily wholesome breakfasts, discounted meals after the lunch hour and snack items available anytime for purchase, state-of-the-art Starbucks coffee machines on each floor brewing Americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochaccinos and more (free for employees)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (virtual boot camp, yoga, HITT, meditation), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, large screens for streaming fitness classes, subscriptions to online fitness classes, lockers for day use, personal training services, onsite baseball diamond and soccer field

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Employee Experience Committee (est. 2001)
Past social events in-person kids holiday party (with a showing of The Lego Movie: 4D and a Lego workshop), holiday luncheon with over 400 attendees
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications in-person town halls with executives, new SharePoint site (one-stop resource for policies and guidelines)

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, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, relocation assistance benefit, car allowance for sales employees, project completion bonuses

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
Eyecare $300 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, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $3,000 each year
Health spending account up to $2,200 each year
Wellness spending account up to $2,200 each year
Additional health plan information pet insurance
Additional health and wellness initiatives dedicated wellness resource page and annual wellness fair, hosts events for Mental Health Month every May, access to Lumino virtual health care services
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $10,000 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, compassionate top-up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Additional family-friendly information flexible personal time off can be used for vacation, illness or other personal reasons, supports the annual Bring Your Kids to Work days for Grade 9 students

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 10 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 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 7 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, 4.6 weeks at 7 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 improvement, individual and team awards, the Customer "Wow" award, Commitment award, Innovator award, and more
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 development programs, 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, including the online SamsungU learning portal that offers over 10,000 online courses, 4 dedicated (meeting-free) learning days annually

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)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 581 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 48 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported SickKids Foundation, Autism Speaks Canada, Ocean Wise, Credit Valley Conservation, Pathways to Education (Regent Park), Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Red Cross, Start2Finish Canada, Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Lifewater Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Samsung hosts an annual Day of Giving where employees across North America give back to the communities where they live -- in Canada, over 300 employees across the country volunteered in support of numerous charities and local organizations in their communities, from tree-planting, shoreline and park clean-ups and garden maintenance to packaging school supplies for underprivileged children.

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

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

  • 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" in partnership with Enactus Canada, a national educational initiative for Canadian students to apply STEM-related knowledge to find creative solutions to 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 participate in an end-of-term group project to provide solutions or new ideas to the organization -- one project from the past year challenged teams to provide a business plan for improving the organization's sustainability efforts, and many of these recommendations have since been implemented
An employee at Samsung Canada receives the employee of the year award  

Highlights

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Major Canadian locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 727
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, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities small group reverse mentoring with the executive team, annual regional Seoul Sisters conferences, access to over 10,000 e-learning courses through Samsung University, online marketing academy with courses on product management and planning, integrated marketing communication, consumer and market intelligence, and sales (to name a few), Emerging Leaders course for new leaders and high potential employees (in partnership with the Ivey School of Business), new grad program within the Networks Business team (in partnership with two Canadian universities, 24-month contract program with mentorship from senior engineers)
Additional highlights executive coffee chats
Dedicated employee resource group Leaders of Tomorrow employee resource group
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 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 Corp.
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian 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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