The D2L Advantage

Culture

Our Workplace

D2L offers a cool office space featuring an employee lounge/cafeteria with free healthy snacks every day; biweekly fruit and veggie or meat and cheese platters; free organic and fair-trade coffee and tea; self-serve kitchen areas on each floor. Our head office is located in a convenient area of downtown Kitchener where it’s a short walk to cafés, shops and restaurants.
Full-time employees receive subsidized parking, although the office is easily accessible by the public transit system. Employees are able to take a break and enjoy snacks, relax on the rooftop patio (complete with BBQs and hammocks!), or challenge a teammate to a game of ping pong, foosball or old school commodore 64 games.

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Work Atmosphere

Our open concept office reflects the open-mindedness and approachability of our teams and management. Employees enjoy an energetic and fun environment where the dress code is casual and there are lots of opportunities to participate in many organized social events. The company-subsidized Social Committee sponsors a variety of social events for employees every year including pre-release tickets to upcoming movies, golf tournament, potluck lunches in the park, company BBQs, delicious birthday cakes each month, family trip to Canada’s Wonderland, bus trips to sporting events, discounted theme park tickets, and much much more.
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Plus, we are dog friendly! Our employees can bring in their dogs which promotes a collaborative and connected environment for all; be sure to stop and visit with a dog who is hanging out in the office!

Benefits and Perks

Financial Benefits and Compensation

D2L participates in outside salary surveys and individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months, or more frequently as needed. We are committed to ensuring our salaries are competitive in today’s market. D2L provides a variable incentive program in the form of year-end bonuses for eligible employees.

Help with retirement planning is provided through a dollar-for-dollar RRSP/401K matching program. In addition, we offer life and disability insurance as well as a patent incentive program (inventor’s bonus) and sales incentive program. For certain roles you can also bring your smartphone with you to D2L as part of our Bring Your Own Device policy.

D2L pays for every employee’s home internet to ensure all employees have good home connectivity. We provide free parking, however for those employees who do not have to drive to work, we offer employees a financial eco-bonus. That’s right: we pay you not to drive which reduces our carbon footprint! Public transit is close to the office. If you only want to walk or ride your bike in the summer, then we will prorate this amount.

We offer our employees generous referral bonuses when they refer a candidate who is hired. Our Superstars are helping us to grow and getting paid to do it!

Health and Family-Friendly Benefits

D2L has employees throughout the world and we strive to ensure that our employees have access to health benefit coverage. Our benefit plans differ based on the employee’s location. There may be a waiting period for new employees joining the health benefit plan; the length of the waiting period will depend on the employee’s location. Our Canadian employees are eligible for a health benefit plan that includes coverage for routine dental services, as well as basic and major coverage for a variety of dental items; eye care; traditional medicine coverage; alternative medicine coverage; massage therapy; medical equipment and supplies; homecare; employee assistance (EAP) plan; and, travel insurance. As part of this health plan, D2L pays 100% of the premiums.
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Family-friendly benefits include flexible working hours, as well as shortened work weeks (fewer hours with less pay) after returning from parental leave. The ability to work from home is also an option for some employees, allowing for reduced commuting times.

Training and Skills Development

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Employees receive tuition subsidies of up to 100% for courses/training related to their position. D2L also assists employees’ career development with subsidies for professional accreditations, in-house training programs, peer-to-peer groups, association memberships, and industry conferences.

Impacting our Community and Environment

Not only does D2L make a positive impact on teaching and learning around the world, but we also take the initiative to make an impact within our local community through supporting charities and being environmentally aware. D2L is a major supporter of a variety of local charitable initiatives. There is an employee-run committee called SFC (Social and Fundraising Committee) which supports a number of charitable and community organizations each year through company sponsorship, fundraising activities and employee time and commitment.

As part of the SFC, a group of employees meet regularly to review new proposals and plan upcoming events. The committee primarily focuses on initiatives that enhance science, math, and technology skills in students, enhance the well-being of families and children in the local area and organizations that are of personal significance to our employees. D2L’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) assists with making sound environmental decisions in the ongoing growth of computer and office hardware in addition to promoting conservation and green attitudes among employees. We are striving to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint; join D2L and help us make an impact on the world!

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