Canada Benefits

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We Have You Covered

Microsoft Canada benefits are designed to give our employees the coverage they need to keep them healthy and happy. From our Wellness Account to comprehensive health and vision care programs, Microsoft provides a comprehensive plan that has you covered.

At Microsoft Canada, our philosophy on benefits is simple: empower people with the healthcare coverage and resources they need to be successful. It starts with a personalized approach to healthcare for you and your loved ones. In addition, our company offers professional training and development programs designed to assist our employee's reach their potential. Microsoft employees also enjoy a competitive base salary, an annual bonus and stock awards, as well as motivating reward and recognition programs.

We want Microsoft employees to wake up every morning excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and able to focus their energies on creating new and better products for our customers. Our benefits plan and resources are designed to give you the support you need to do your very best.

Work/Life Balance

There's more to life than just work.
Enjoying work is important, but it’s just as important to enjoy life too. Would a dry cleaning service at work make life easier?*  How about onsite personal shipping and mail service?*   Perhaps you need a meal to go for this evening that you can order through the cafeteria?*    If you answered “yes”, then we’ve got it covered. After all, if it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Want to work from home? Have a family to look after?  We offer a trusting culture which allows you to work flexibly and efficiently, and will be sure to help you achieve the right balance between your home and personal life. * Note:  Some programs and on-site benefits are only available at the Mississauga, Ontario Head Office.

Time out

Everybody needs some time to rest and recharge
At Microsoft Canada, our employees work hard but they also are entitled to a competitive vacation policy that ensures they take the time out for some good old fashioned R&R.  Our employees are entitled to 3 weeks of vacation per calendar year, as well as 12 statutory holidays, which will vary depending on the province of residence.  Vacation entitlement increases after 8 years of working with the company. However, if you would like to take more time off before that, as long as you have worked with us for a minimum of two years, you have the opportunity to take unpaid time off to ensure you are getting the right dose of vacation you need.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Work hard, but play too.

We like doing things with our colleagues. Whether it’s coming up with the ‘next big thing’ in technology, playing sports, sharing interests or just enjoying each other’s company socially. That’s why we have a great range of sports and social clubs whose members are keen for you to join in. You’ll find a great employee community through our subsidized social clubs program, that can help you discover a new sport or activity you’ve never tried before.  Who knows, you could be a natural at photography, a first class polo player or the next big name on the cycle track. Whatever strikes your fancy, chances are you’ll find a group ready and willing to share the experience with you.   The possibilities are endless.

We also offer paid time off for volunteering hours to help you feel good about contributing to your community and charities of choice. To top that off, we offer an Employee Software Donation Program aimed at helping you help a registered charity of your choice by providing them with free software.  Giving back has never felt so good.

Investing in your financial security

Microsoft Canada offers a Group RRSP program with company match, as well as Employee Stock Purchase Plan to ensure you are well supported when investing in your financial future.   And on a day-to-day basis, we also offer the following, that will help you save money for the bigger things in life:

  • Wellness Account
  • On-site Gym*
  • Wide Array of Discounts on External Products and Services
  • Cell & Data Program (dependent upon position)
  • Employee Purchase Program for Microsoft Hardware and Software
  • On-site Subsidized Cafeteria*
  • Free Beverages
  • Free Fresh Fruit
  • Tuition Reimbursement*

* Note:  Some programs and on-site benefits are only available at the Mississauga, Ontario Head Office.

Health and Wellness

While benefits such as our Wellness Account, On-Site Gym* and Registered Massage Therapist* help us all stay fit and healthy, we also offer a flexible benefits plan that includes the following coverage:

  • Health Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • Health Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Emergency Medical Travel Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Emergency Absence
  • Employee Assistance Program

* Note:  Some programs and on-site benefits are only available at the Mississauga, Ontario Head Office.