The list of Canada's top 100 employers for 2020 released

Nov 22 2019, 6:23 am

Canada’s Top 100 Employers has just released its 20th annual list.

And if you’re not already working for one of these companies, you’re probably going to want to start looking into them soon.

“When I look back at our first list of winners two decades ago,” said Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp, “It’s hard to believe that the benefits and programs we wrote about then would be enough to put an employer past our first cut, let alone secure a place on today’s list. Through the project, you can actually see what the best vacation policies are, what the best parental leave policies are, and how they are changing. We’ve witnessed employers discovering where they could improve, making changes and becoming part of the list themselves.”

This year’s competition saw the largest number of employers to date take part in the selection process, according to Mediacorp. 10,000 employers were invited to submit detailed applications, including a comprehensive review of their operations and HR practices that compares them to others in their industry and region.

“The project’s enduring appeal owes much to the dramatic changes shaping Canadian society and our place in the world,” said Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp.

“Technology and globalization have changed the nature of employment and have accelerated the pace at which organizations rise and fall – you need to attract talented employees more than ever to make sure your organization is the one driving change, not the one being driven out by new competitors.”

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:

  1. Physical Workplace
  2. Work Atmosphere & Social
  3. Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation & Time Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training & Skills Development
  8. Community Involvement

So who made this year’s golden list?

Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2020

3M Canada Company
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
Accenture Inc.
Accor
Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
Air Canada
Alberta Health Services / AHS
ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
Bank of Canada
BASF Canada Inc.
BC Public Service
Bell Canada
Best Buy Canada Ltd.
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation / BCI
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canada Energy Regulator
Canada Revenue Agency / CRA
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.
Capital One Canada
Cargill Limited
CBC / Radio-Canada
CIBC
Cisco Systems Canada Co.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The
CWB National Leasing Inc.
Danone Canada
Desjardins Group
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Emera Inc.
Employment and Social Development Canada
Enbridge Inc.
ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.
Export Development Canada
Fidelity Canada
Finning International Inc.
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Galvanize
Graham Group
GSK / GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Hatch Ltd.
Hospital for Sick Children, The
House of Commons Administration
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Irving Oil
ISM Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Kellogg Canada Inc.
Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
Keyera Corp.
KPMG LLP
K+S Potash Canada GP
Labatt Brewing Company Limited
Laurentide Controls Ltd.
Left Technologies Inc.
Loblaw Companies Limited
L’Oréal Canada Inc.
Mars Inc.
Mattamy Homes Limited
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada
Modern Niagara Group Inc.
NAV CANADA
Nutrien
PCL Construction
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
PepsiCo Canada
Procter & Gamble Inc.
ResMed Halifax ULC
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.
Rio Tinto
Rogers Communications Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada
RSA Canada Group
Salesforce
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Sanofi Canada
SaskTel
Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
Shopify Inc.
Simon Fraser University
Stryker Canada ULC
Suncor Energy Inc.
TD Bank Group
Teck Resources Limited
TELUS Communications Inc.
Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
Toronto, City of
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
Université de Montréal
University of New Brunswick / UNB
University of Toronto
Verafin Inc.
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
World Vision Canada
Xerox Canada Ltd.
Yukon, Government of