Frequently Asked Questions
Does Pleora give back to the community?
Pleora participates in a number of charitable and business events to help raise funds, awareness, and build a stronger community. This includes support for the Ottawa Family Services Music on a Mission event, the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund, the Ottawa Food Cupboard, and more. We've sponsored the Kanata North BIA TEDxKanata event, a forum that brings together expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity. We're a part of our local community, sponsoring youth and adult sports teams and cultural events, and the Ottawa business community as a member of the Kanata North Business Association.
Does Pleora provide career planning?
Our training initiatives focus on enhancing skills so employees can be more effective in their current role, competency development to help expand the depth and breadth of knowledge, and professional development to acquire new skills and knowledge for future role and career growth.
What benefits do you offer?
- Critical Illness
- Healthcare Spending Account
- Disability (short- and long-term)
- Life insurance & AD&D
- Group RSP Plan
Any other benefits?
- Corporate Incentive Program
- Healthy Living Credit
- Four (4) weeks annual vacation after either seven (7) years Pleora experience or fifteen (15) years related industry experience (including a minimum of one year tenure with Pleora)
- Flexible work environment
- Snack bar
- Subsidized lunch time yoga
- Free coffee, tea, bottled water
- Summer barbeques
- 100% employer paid Christmas Party; and more!
Does Pleora invest in its people?
Yes, we formally identify learning and development needs as part of Pleora’s annual Performance Management process and create a Corporate Learning and Development plan and budget for the year.
Does Pleora have an employee rewards and recognition program?
Yes, Pleora’s We Will Rock You reward and recognition program provides everyone an opportunity to recognize and celebrate individual and team efforts that go beyond core expectations in supporting our values, vision and innovation.
What about parking and transportation?
Pleora offers free parking to all employees. Our Ottawa office has access to OC Transpo services both on Terry Fox Drive and March Road.
Does Pleora have a Social Committee?
Yes it does! Employee interests and ideas are the driving force behind the Pleora social committee. Its mission is to help make Pleora a place that employees will be proud to be part of, while at the same time building a reputation that differentiates the company and sets it apart from others as an “Employer of Choice”.
Where did the name Pleora come from?
Back in 2000, our CEO was brainstorming on a long list of potential names for the company. In a moment of serendipity while watching an episode of Star Trek Voyager, the Vulcan character Tuvok asked the captain to be the “pleora” and protect his consciousness from damage during a mind melding process. The word “pleora” had a nice ring to it, with interesting parallels between the idea of merging two minds and what the company was trying to achieve in bringing Ethernet connectivity to high-performance imaging applications.