Canada’s Top 100 Employers has just released its 19th annual list.
And if you’re not already working at one of these companies, you’re probably going to want to start looking into them soon.
“We are seeing more time off for employees to work in the community, more matching funds for their fundraising efforts, more donations in return for employees’ volunteer hours – there’s more robustness in these programs,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the competition.
But community involvement wasn’t the only trend visible in this year’s list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp said, “the federal government in late 2017 extended maternity and parental leave to 18 months from one year. Already, two of this year’s winners – the City of Toronto and Vancity – have updated their policies to include a longer benefit top-up period for employees, following the federal change.”
Meehan says he expects to see more employers follow suit in coming years, as they did when such benefits were first introduced.
“As society changes, organizations with an ear to the ground are paying attention and supporting these changes internally,” said Meehan.
According to their press release, a record number of employers took part in the selection process and Mediacorp went through the recruitment histories of more than 95,000 Canadian employers.
From those results, Mediacorp invited 9,801 employers to submit detailed applications, including a comprehensive review of their operations and HR practices that compare them to others in their industry and region.
Employers were evaluated based on eight common pillars and then compared to similar organizations in their fields to figure out which company is doing the best. The eight pillars include:
Work Atmosphere & Social
Health, Financial & Family Benefits
Vacation & Time Off
Training & Skills Development
So who made this year’s golden list?
Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2019
3M Canada Company
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
ACL Services Ltd.
Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
Alberta Health Services / AHS
ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
Bank of Canada
BASF Canada Inc.
BC Public Service
Best Buy Canada Ltd.
Canada Revenue Agency / CRA
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Ceridian HCM Inc.
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Cisco Systems Canada Co.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The
CWB National Leasing Inc.
Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Export Development Canada
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Hospital for Sick Children, The
House of Commons Administration
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Intact Financial Corporation
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
K+S Potash Canada GP
Keurig Canada Inc.
L’Oréal Canada Inc.
Labatt Brewing Company Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited
Mattamy Homes Limited
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Modern Niagara Group Inc.
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada
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