TORONTO, ON — October 16, 2018 — SAP Canada, a subsidiary of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), today announces the opening of its new Canadian headquarters in Toronto’s downtown core.
The $12.6 million renovation of SAP Canada’s new Bay Street office space reflects the growing tech scene in Toronto and the company’s continued investment in Canada. SAP’s investment will help the company create new jobs and attract the best talent in the industry.
SAP Canada currently employs 3,400 people in the country, spread across its offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and its research and development labs in Vancouver, Waterloo and Montreal.
“SAP continues to invest heavily in Canada each year because we recognize the caliber of talent and innovation the country has to offer,” said Andy Canham, president of SAP Canada. “With our new head office in Toronto, we are cementing our position as one of the country’s leading employers and a key player in Canada’s future digital economy. The new headquarters were designed to support innovation and collaboration. It also brings us closer to our partners and customers and puts us in the thick of Canada’s advancing and globally-relevant technology ecosystems.”
The new Toronto headquarters – taking up 58,000-square-feet over three floors of the historic 222 Bay Street building – add capacity for this growth. The new office will consolidate SAP Labs Canada and customer operations into a collaborative workspace designed to foster innovation. Working with Kasian Architecture, the space has been intelligently designed for the modern worker, with collaborative and inspiring spaces and seamless connectivity.
SAP Canada employees will benefit from access to downtown amenities, transit and world-class opportunities for innovation and collaboration as Toronto’s tech sector enjoys an unprecedented boom. Among the benefits SAP Canada offers are monthly commuter transit benefits and prepaid lunch cards for a variety of restaurants near the new office. Combined with SAP’s unlimited sick days and social sabbatical program, SAP Canada continues to be recognized as an employer of choice, with recognition from 17 top Canadian employer lists, including Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in Canada in 2018, Mediacorp’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People, and Aon’s 2018 Best Employers in Canada.
“Everything is in place for SAP to set the stage in defining the intelligent enterprise in Canada,” said Sam Masri, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Canada. “We have created a hub for the very best talent in Canada to push the boundaries of what is possible. The office will feature a state-of-the-art digital boardroom, quiet rooms, games room and a wellness room. We are also launching a digital innovation hub – a design space to ideate and co-innovate with our customers around digital innovations that can totally transform the way they run their business.”
Work on the Toronto headquarters was carried out by local firms including general contractor Flat Iron Building Group Inc., project manager CBRE, CTI Working Environments, AVI/SPL and Smith & Andersen Consulting Engineering.
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