SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Vancouver staff march at the Pride parade  

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

  • SAP Canada launched a number of initiatives to support employees during the pandemic including the addition of home office equipment for personal spending accounts, a formal "Out of Home Office Day" to help employees maintain a healthy separation between their personal and professional lives, and a newly created "Active@SAP" video channel with two-minute remote exercises
  • 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
SAP Canada employees took part in the GearUp4CF bike ride last year, which raises funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis   (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 3,283
Part-time employees in Canada 61
Full-time employees worldwide 102,814
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 6%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 39 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+

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: A

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, annual Christmas formal (with live music), annual Summerfest BBQ (rents out local amusement park, dunk tank for executives), Star Wars movie premiere last year, pancake breakfast (hosted by senior executives), virtual concert by the Barenaked Ladies during the annual meeting
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

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note SAP Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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 note SAP Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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)
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
Family-friendly benefits note SAP Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
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 ten days (with no formal ‘cap’)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note SAP Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 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 unique social sabbatical program to provide high performing employees with an opportunity to help entrepreneurs and small companies

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
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
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 5,000 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 Kids Code Jeunesse, Templeton STEM, Let's Talk Science, Buy Social Canada, GIRLsmarts4tech, Junior Achievement (World of Choices Day)
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight SAP Canada focuses its charitable efforts on food security, environmental conservation, healthcare, animal welfare, education and poverty reduction initiatives. The company encourages employees to get involved through charitable grants, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why SAP Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • 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 also hosts a unique Waste Kitchen Competition with staff teams competing to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • 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 impact, from paper reduction strategies to green cloud computing (achieved through offsets) to water management and conservation efforts (and a number of locations worldwide feature rainwater collection for non-potable uses)
SAP Canada employees volunteer for Habitat for Humanity  

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 3,342
Part-time employees in Canada 102
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 per cent 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 a monthly dumpster dive as part of an in-house waste audit (has achieved a 78 per cent waste diversion rate), Zero Waste Kitchen Competition (kitchens at SAP's Vancouver location compete to produce the highest waste diversion rate)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, water management strategy (includes rainwater collection at a number of locations worldwide), community garden
Extended recycling e-waste (recycled over 160 tonnes across the company), paper use reduction strategies (reduced paper consumption by 30 per cent since 2009), "Internet of Waste" bins monitor and analyze waste through weight sensors on landfill bins
Commuter amenities electric vehicle fleet expansion program (to 20 per cent of the fleet by 2020), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (Vancouver), Earth Hour (Waterloo, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver)

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

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 in computing science, engineering, business, systems engineering, and communications, paid internships, summer jobs, co-op placements in computing science, engineering, business, systems engineering, and communications, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
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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