Siemens Canada Limited
Employees undergo hands-on training at Siemens Canada's Ruggedcom manufacturing facility in Concord, ON  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Siemens Canada starts new employees with three weeks of paid vacation and considers previous work experience when setting vacation entitlement for more experienced candidates
  • Siemens Canada quickly moved all office employees to work-from-home arrangements and encouraged employees to borrow ergonomic office chairs and computer monitors for their home offices -- and has helped subsidize some of the additional costs incurred by employees, having made over $3.4-million in payments to employees across the country in the first year of the pandemic
  • Siemens Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers a number of additional financial benefits, including signing bonuses for some employees and referral bonuses of up to $3,000
Siemens Canada employees refurbish laptops for donation  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Established in Canada 1912
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Siemens AG
Parent company head office Munich, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint-Laurent QC, Québec QC, Nisku AB, Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Ottawa ON, Drummondville QC, Richmond BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,252
Part-time employees in Canada 33
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Benefits note Siemens Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $800 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response quickly moved all office employees to work-from-home arrangements and encouraged employees to borrow ergonomic office chairs and computer monitors for their home offices (and subsidized additional costs incurred), has used internal social networks for recognition and morale-building campaigns

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • Siemens Canada manages an Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) to help students acquire the relevant education and experience for successful careers -- one of SCETA's initiatives is a 17-month dual education program offered in partnership with post-secondary institutes in Ontario and Alberta -- the program features a structured curriculum, mentored internships in various divisions, and online and in-house training
  • Participating SCETA students also receive full-time salary and tuition coverage during their enrolment in the program and may be offered full-time engineering positions with Siemens Canada upon graduation
  • Siemens Canada recently launched the "Experience@Siemens" program, which aims to bridge the transition from academics to the workplace by providing experiential learning placements for recent graduates -- program participants are also matched with a Siemens leader for mentorship, career guidance and development opportunities
Siemens Canada hosts its first-ever virtual business conference  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint-Laurent QC, Québec QC, Nisku AB, Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Ottawa ON, Drummondville QC, Richmond BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,252
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities 2-year finance leadership development program with rotations in various business units, FinanceNetwork@Canada recruits, trains, and develops high-potential graduates for a pipeline of finance talent, Development Centre identifies an individual's potential for a leadership role and includes a 2.5-day training event with group activities, role-plays, and case studies, "Experience@Siemens" learning placement program bridges the transition from academics to the workplace (includes mentorship and career guidance from senior leaders)
Additional highlights SCETA collaborates with university and college partners across Canada to create a globally recognized Siemens proprietary technical certification in specific technologies (the Siemens Mechatronics System certification program)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

  • Siemens Canada has a longstanding partnership with Tree Canada that has seen employee volunteers join forces and plant over 14,500 trees since 2012 -- over 2,200 trees were planted in 2019
  • Siemens Canada's head office features a number of energy-saving initiatives, including LED lighting systems, building automation controls and lighting sensors where possible -- the head office also features 14 electric vehicle charging stations and is 100 per cent powered by green energy through its partnership with Bullfrog Power
  • Siemens Canada has been part of a number of significant projects that feature state-of-the-art environmental engineering, such Durham College's (Oshawa, Ontario) geothermal field that heats and cools a 265,000 square foot campus building and the the installation of over 40 electric bus chargers in transit services across Canada
Siemens Canada employees volunteer at a socially distanced tree planting event  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Saint-Laurent QC, Québec QC, Nisku AB, Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Ottawa ON, Drummondville QC, Richmond BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,252
Part-time employees in Canada 33
Employee green team Net Zero Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Head of EHS, sustainability offices
Formal strategy/policy name environmental management system (each location in Canada is either certified ISO 140001 or compliant to ISO 14001 standards), Business to Society (program designed to meet the UN Agenda 2030 goals)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights auto fleet purchasing program to set incentives for low-emission vehicles, formal greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, 3 manufacturing and 5 office locations using renewable green energy, Siemens Eco Efficiency@Siemens program (environmental management program takes a holistic lifecycle perspective, including responsible product design, clean supply chain and efficient operations)
Noteworthy initiatives employee personal spending account covers a variety of environmental purchases, including public transit passes, solar energy and wind power, window upgrading, programmable home thermostats, compost bins, energy-efficient appliance purchases and bike-sharing membership costs
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, LED signage, energy-efficient lighting and building automation controls, head office is also LEED Gold-certified for Commercial Interiors
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online carpool sign-up
Community partnerships Iroquois Ridge Park (ambassador/sponsor), Tree Canada (over 14,500 trees planted since 2012), Corporations for Community Connections, Inc. (donates refurbished laptops to non-profit organizations), Smart Grid Atlantic (partnership with NB Power and Nova Scotia Power)

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