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 (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Varying by position, Siemens Canada helps employees manage where and how to work through a number of alternative working options, including flexible hours, compressed work weeks, and working-from-home options -- employees can also apply for an unpaid leave of absence for up to two months in duration
  • Siemens Canada organizes a variety of initiatives to support healthy behaviour at work and at home, including wellness webinars, newsletters, a mental health awareness initiative, a health and wellness marketplace fair, a social networking group, and an annual health management reporting and analysis project
  • 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 $1,000
Siemens Canada's Caring Hands Employee Committee raises funds for the various charities the company supports  

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 3,740
Part-time employees in Canada 26
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 48 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
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews 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 established a dedicated Canadian Caring Hands COVID-19 Relief Fund to help charitable organizations during the pandemic (senior executives donated over $62,000 through paid vacation time with an additional financial donation from the company), over 1,300 employees volunteered to take over 1,850 days of vacation to help mitigate temporary layoffs

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

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

  • 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 two-year 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 students also receive full-time salary and tuition coverage during their enrolment in the program and may be offered full-time engineering positions upon graduation
  • Siemens Canada also created the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, offered through numerous Canadian universities and colleges -- the program provides a globally-recognized Siemens proprietary technical certification, and helps to enhance participants' field skills and capabilities
Siemens Canada employees  

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 3,740
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, FinanceNetwork@Canada recruits, trains, and develops high potential graduates (formal rotational training with mentorship and coaching), 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
Additional highlights SCETA collaborates with university and college partners across Canada to create a globally recognized Siemens proprietary technical certification in specific technologies (the "Mechatronics" certification program)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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