Forbes has released its list of Canada’s Best Employers in 2017

Feb 8 2017, 3:42 pm

Forbes has just released its Canada’s Best Employers 2017 list.

The massive list includes 300 employers from across the country, and this year, Ontario dominates the top 25.

In collaboration with online statistics provider Statista, Forbes collected its data in September by asking 8,000 Canadian employees working for large firms or institutions to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 1 to 10. The employees were surveyed anonymously through several online access panels.

Respondents were also asked to name good or bad employers in sectors or industries besides their own, according to Forbes. The top employers on the list represent 25 different industries in Canada.

Ranking in at number one is Kingston’s Queen’s University, jumping from its 17th place in 2016. Toronto Hydro came in third, jumping from its eighth place last year. Meanwhile, falling dramatically was Toronto-based Mercedes-Benz, which dropped to number 67 from 11th place in 2016.

Canada’s Best Employers 2017/Forbes

Last year’s second place company, Vancity, a banking business based in Vancouver, fell to the 39th spot, and 2016’s best employer, Vancouver’s BC Hydro, sank to a 24th this year.

You can find the full Forbes list here.

Canada’s 25 Best Employers in 2017

  1. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (5,883 employees)
  2. Nav Canada, Ottawa, ON (4,820 employees)
  3. Toronto Hydro, Toronto, ON (1,480 employees)
  4. Google, Toronto, ON (699 employees)
  5. SaskPower, Regina, SK (3,150 employees)
  6. Ubisoft, Montreal, QC (3,516 employees)
  7. SAP, Toronto, ON (2,916 employees)
  8. MEC, Vancouver, BC (2,189 employees)
  9. Costco Wholesale, Ottawa, ON (30,000 employees)
  10. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, ON (2,346 employees)
  11. Tangerine, Toronto, ON (1,000 employees)
  12. Western University, London, ON (3,863 employees)
  13. City of Calgary, Calgary, AB (13,092 employees)
  14. Université Laval, Québec, QC (9,000 employees)
  15. Ville de Québec, Québec, QC (5,000 employees)
  16. Weston Foods, Toronto, ON (2,500 employees)
  17. ABB, Saint-Laurent, QC (5,000 employees)
  18. Drake International, Toronto, ON (500 employees)
  19. Molson Coors Brewing, Toronto, ON (3,000 employees)
  20. Environment Canada, Gatineau, QC (5,304 employees)
  21. Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC (10,313 employees)
  22. Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil, QC (6,200 employees)
  23. Hydro-Quebec, Montréal, QC (19,800 employees)
  24. BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC (5,128 employees)
  25. Xplornet Communications, Woodstock, NB (631 employees)
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