SAS Institute Canada is No. 16 on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Canada

Adding to its 2020 Best Workplaces™ for Women and Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion honours

SAS Canada, the leader in analytics is No. 16 on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Canada 50 Best Large and Multinational Workplaces in Canada. SAS Canada is one of the top companies on the list, published by the Great Place to Work Institute® Canada, because of its commitment to employee satisfaction, community involvement and building a culture of innovation, creativity and work/life balance.

"SAS is honoured to sit among other extraordinary companies with sought after workplaces in Canada, said Cameron Dow, President, SAS Canada. "Adding this ranking to our 2020 Best Workplaces™ for Women and 2020 Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion is a testament to our culture and commitment to providing a work environment that makes all employees feel valued. We remain committed to nurturing our world-renowned culture and offering our employees an inspiring place to work.”

The 2020 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute.  SAS received this honor after a rigorous and independent analysis conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. The results are based on ratings collected by a confidential employee survey and an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great workplace: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 80,000 employees participated in the 2020 Best Workplaces in Canada survey, rolling out to impact over 300,000 Canadian employees. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential Trust Index Employee Survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Earlier in 2020 SAS Canada was recognized as a Best Workplace™ for Women. In 2018 SAS Canada launched the Women in Analytics Network to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. This program leverages the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life balance and passion to build a community of women, inside and outside of SAS, who work to advocate for women in the field of analytics. The SAS Women in Analytics Network was also showcased as a best practice in joint research by Great Place to Work® and the WE EMPOWER programme of the UN Women, European Union and the International Labour Organization.

SAS Canada was also recognized as a Best Workplace™ for Inclusion in 2020. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year and at least 90% of employees must agree they are treated fairly, regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation). SAS strongly supports inclusion across a broad spectrum with initiatives focused on accessibility, multiple cultures and identities, empowering women, and collaborating with a cross-generational workforce. 

About SAS Canada:

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is a global research and consulting firm with a mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces both industry and demographic specific Best Workplace™ lists. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in over 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best Companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, which are the primary determinant used in selecting winners. There’s only one way to get on this list – your employees have to put you on it.

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