Canada’s Top 100 Employers has just released its 21st annual list.
If you’re not already working at one of these companies, you’re going to want to start.
While every workplace in Canada has been affected by COVID-19, the country’s top employers have innovated to provide support for employees and communities throughout the pandemic.
This theme of compassion is what distinguished them amongst the competition, according to a press release.
“The very best employers have always been innovators,” said Richard Yerema, managing editor of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. “They are better prepared to move quickly in response to a rapid challenge like the pandemic.”
Now in its 21st annual edition, Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.
It’s released each year by publishing company Mediacorp.
Employers are graded on eight criteria and then compared to other similar organizations in their field to determine which is performing the best. The criterium includes:
- Physical Workplace
- Work Atmosphere & Social
- Health, Financial & Family Benefits
- Vacation & Time Off
- Employee Communications
- Performance Management
- Training & Skills Development
- Community Involvement
The top employers for 2021 assisted employees in setting up home offices, provided them with paid time off to volunteer in the community, and paid close attention to worker’s health, including increasing subsidies for wellness and mental health, the release said.
“It’s hard not to be impressed by what this year’s winners are doing to support their employees and the community,” said Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. “There’s an awareness that COVID-19 has made many of Canada’s social divisions and inequities much wider.”
“The good news is that best employers are stepping up to this challenge and making a difference, both within their organizations and in the wider communities where they operate.”
Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021
3M Canada Company
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
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.
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation / BCI
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canada Energy Regulator
Canada Life Assurance Company, The
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
Canada Revenue Agency / CRA
Canadian National Railway
Capital One Canada
CBC / Radio-Canada
Cisco Systems Canada Co.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
CWB National Leasing Inc.
Desjardins Group / Mouvement Desjardins
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Employment and Social Development Canada
ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.
Export Development Canada
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
GlaxoSmithKline Inc. / GSK
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Health Canada / Santé Canada
Hospital for Sick Children, The
House of Commons Administration
Imperial Oil Limited
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Kellogg Canada Inc.
Keurig Canada Inc.
K+S Potash Canada GP
Labatt Brewing Company Limited
Laurentide Controls Ltd.
Loblaw Companies Limited
L’Oréal Canada Inc.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Medtronic Canada ULC
Mott MacDonald Canada Limited
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Procter & Gamble Inc.
ResMed Halifax ULC
Rogers Communications Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada
RSA Canada Group
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
SAP Canada Inc.
Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
Simon Fraser University
Stryker Canada ULC
Suncor Energy Inc.
TD Bank Group
Teck Resources Limited
TELUS Communications Inc.
Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
Université de Montréal
University of New Brunswick / UNB
University of Toronto
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
World Vision Canada
Yukon, Government of