SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada employees march at a Vancouver Pride Parade  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • SAP Canada quickly moved to 100 per cent remote work at all offices and ensured employees could safely pick up equipment such as chairs, monitors and other personal items from their office workspace to recreate a comfortable office at home -- and along with enhanced health and well-being supports, the company hosted a global day off in April to focus on mental health
  • SAP Canada offers excellent family-friendly benefits, from a $25,000 lifetime allotment to cover the costs of fertility treatments and drugs, to an adoption subsidy of up to $10,000 -- new parents also receive maternity and parental leave top-up and can phase in their return to work as they adjust to their new roles
  • SAP Canada's Vancouver office is situated in the Yaletown neighbourhood and includes collaborative spaces, design thinking rooms, a micro-market (with concessions from local vendors), wellness rooms and nap rooms
A team of SAP Canada staff members took part in the 'GearUp4CF' event in 2019, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada   (Photo credit: Matt Smart)

Employer Background

Industry Custom computer programming services
Established in Canada 1989
Publicly traded yes
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,316
Part-time employees in Canada 55
Full-time employees worldwide 102,430
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 6%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 40 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response updated its crisis leave policy to account for absences due to office closures and COVID-19, introduced an "Out of Home Office Day" to encourage employees to separate work and personal time, launched the "Active@SAP" video channel to promote physical activity, introduced the "Never Lunch Alone" initiative to help employees who are working from home connect over their break, SAP Canada's parent company established a Euro COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support efforts worldwide, including support for non-profit organizations in Canada

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features collaborative spaces, design thinking rooms, wellness rooms, doodle rooms, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, sleep pods, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, board games, table tennis
Snacks available fresh fruit
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, therapy and wellness room for nutritionists and masseuses
Other nearby amenities False Creek, David Lam Park

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Vancouver Community Team (est. 1990)
Past social events over the course of the pandemic, the company has hosted a variety of virtual engagement activities to help keep employees connected, initiatives include team socials, holiday parties, a virtual summer camp for employees' children, movie nights, virtual cooking classes and more
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, 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 a number of subject specific newsletters, virtual town halls (some with special guests), online fireside chats with senior leaders, numerous employee engagement teams (from green teams to Pride@SAP to a business women's network)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 6 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) 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

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 24 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Paid sick days employees receive 10 days off each year
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 $2,500 each year
Additional health plan information transgender benefits to a lifetime max of $10,000 (includes non-surgical gender affirmation therapies, surgical gender affirmation procedures, other reconstructive and complementary procedures and more)
Wellness initiatives wellness committees, "Fitness@SAP" program (subsidizes activity trackers like Fitbit), wellness week in October with a variety of activities, LifeSpeak well-being platform (includes resources and support from health professionals), "Feeling Better Now" (online mental health support program), access to Best Doctors service, the "Are you OK?" online mental health initiative, and a new People Day to encourage the employee to focus on personal and professional goals
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $25,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $10,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information dedicated crisis leave programs includes 10 days per calendar year for employees not able to effectively perform their job duties for a range of personal reasons and due to an office closure or crisis (including COVID-19), sick days are paid at 100% of regular base salary to a maximum of 10 days (with no formal cap), new "Out of Home Office Day" to encourage employees to maintain a healthy separation between their personal and professional lives

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 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information new Mental Health Day in April (paid day off)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 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
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), peer-to-peer "Appreciate" awards program that enables employees to send colleagues redeemable monetary awards, annual performance bonuses
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Financial bonuses for course completions 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 3 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 646 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 200 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Junior Achievement (Titan Challenge and World of Choices Day), Les Couleurs Essentielles, The Front Line, GIRLSmarts4tech, Let's Talk Science
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight SAP Canada focuses its charitable efforts on food security, environmental conservation, health care, animal welfare, education and poverty reduction initiatives. The company encourages employees to get involved through charitable grants, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities -- during the pandemic, the company moved all grants for non-profits to unrestricted funds so they were able to leverage them where they needed it most.
Pandemic-related community initiatives SAP Canada's parent company established an internationally focused COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support the urgent needs of the World Health Organization, the CDC Foundation, and smaller non-profits/social enterprises that work on the front lines serving local communities in crisis -- the company recently doubled its commitment to 6 million euros.

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

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

  • SAP Canada manages an early talent program for new or recent graduates in human resources, with less than two years of professional experience -- the one-year program features four "deep dive" experiences (each six weeks in length) to expose participants to different roles within HR and broaden their network
  • SAP Canada employs young professionals through their Internship Experience Program, offering students and recent graduates internships ranging from eight to 12 months -- the program follows the 70:20:10 model with 70 per cent of the program focused on on-the-job training, 20 per cent focused on formal development, and 10 per cent focused on social acculturation
SAP Canada welcomes students from a local high school to experience working at the organization  

Highlights

Industry Custom computer programming services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,283
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities Academy for Engineering (6-month training program targets young engineers at the organization with 0 to 3 years of job experience), pre-sales and sales academy (1-year program to develop pre-sales and sales talent through classroom training in California, product training, and mentoring), Global Early Talent Experience program (provides professionals early in their career with networking opportunities, development resources and tips on getting acclimated to the organization), Early Talent Advisory Board program (enables emerging leaders to develop their personal leadership plan and future career plan over the course of 9 months), Global Fellowship program (employees can experience a different role or team, with opportunities ranging from 1 to 16 months), employees have access to online courses through openSAP learning platform
Additional highlights Tech Summer paid internships for high school students in STEM disciplines, multi-day innovation challenges for employees every quarter
Dedicated employee resource group intern committee plans and executes workshops and social events (committee members rotate every 4 months)
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 (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • SAP Canada participated as a pilot country for its parent company's Autism at Work program and worked with local community partners such as Specialisterne to develop roles that leverage the skills and talents of neurodiverse candidates -- the program now has over 160 employees with autism in 27 different job types located in 13 countries
  • Globally, SAP manages over 25 employee network groups to encourage people to connect, including Women@SAP (designed to support women with their personal and professional development and career growth) and Pride@SAP Canada for current and future LGBTQ2+ employees
SAP Canada employees marched in the Vancouver Pride parade  

Highlights

Industry Custom computer programming services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,283
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Formal commitment global diversity and inclusion office, board-level commitment to improve representation of women in leadership (goal to have 30% by 2022), also aims to achieve the same promotion ratio for men and women
Recruitment initiatives SAP Autism at Work program to remove barriers to entry for candidates with autism (program is available in 13 different countries and employs 160 individuals with autism in 27 different job types)
Retention and development programs women's professional growth webinar series (career development)
Employee resource groups over 25 employee network groups in Canada including Women@SAP, Pride@SAP, Latinos@SAP, Black employee network and Pan Asians@SAP, global networks include Business Women's Network (with 85 chapters and over 14,000 members) and Pride@SAP (7,000 members)
Training and awareness designed accessibility standards for site-wide communications and developed a checklist for leading inclusive meetings, Focus on Insight training to introduce mindset, behaviours and strategies that promote an inclusive culture
Diversity highlights #WomenForward executive series events (to enable women leaders in SAP's customer base to gather and network), recently launched the SAP Autism Inclusion Pledge to inspire more organizations to become autism inclusive (features a free digital platform of SAP best practices as well as practical guides based on the company's experience managing the Autism at Work program), the company's early-stage investment fund committed to investing up to 40% of investable capital in underrepresented groups in enterprise software (such as startups founded or led by female entrepreneurs)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships President's Group (advocacy group for accessible and inclusive workplaces, SAP is a member organization), The Female Quotient

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Employees at SAP Canada are encouraged to get involved (and get their hands dirty) at monthly dumpster dives, held as part of an ongoing waste audit program at the Vancouver office -- the office has also hosted a unique Waste Kitchen Competition with staff teams competing to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • Along with offering electric vehicle parking (and secure bicycle parking) for commuters, SAP Canada is committed to adding electric vehicles to its own fleet of vehicles
  • SAP Canada, as part of an international firm, aims to be carbon neutral by 2025 -- impressively, the organization has already reduced its greenhouse gas emissions to match levels at the 2000 baseline year and has instituted numerous measures to help reduce and mitigate its environmental impacts, including creating a "green" cloud that's powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, helping customers in turn reduce their own operational carbon emissions
SAP Canada employees made art for local communities during the organization's annual Month of Service  

Highlights

Industry Custom computer programming services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,283
Part-time employees in Canada 61
Employee green team Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Sustainability Officer
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights aligned business strategy to environmental strategy (created a completely green cloud by purchasing 100% renewable electricity certificates to offset energy consumed), stated corporate goal to be carbon neutral by 2025 (has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions to year 2000 levels), SAP Vancouver employees conduct monthly dumpster dives as part of an in-house waste audit and longer term goal to reach zero waste
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, community garden, water management strategy (includes rainwater collection at a number of locations worldwide)
Extended recycling paper use reduction strategies (reduced paper consumption by 43% since 2009), unique "Internet of Waste" bins (created to analyze and monitor waste consumption and features a mobile app to help employees identify proper waste streams)
Commuter amenities electric vehicle fleet expansion program (to 20% of the fleet by 2020), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (Vancouver), Earth Hours (offices across Canada)

The Career Directory

SAP Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
SAP interns sharing tips with new interns on technical interviews

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Custom computer programming services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Parent company SAP SE
Parent company head office Walldorf, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
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 $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads offers an Intern Experience Program, SAP Academy for Engineering, GCO Sales Academy and Pre-Sales Academy, to name a few
Typical new grad positions Account Executive Associate, Administration Associate, Business Processes Associate, Consulting Graduate Developer Associate, Finance Associate, Information Developer Associate, Inside Sales Associate, IT Application Associate, Consultant Presales Associate, Project Associate, Quality Associate, Solution & Product Marketing Associate
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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