Forbes releases list of Canada’s Best Employers in 2018

Feb 13 2018, 5:09 am

Forbes has just released its Canada’s Best Employers 2018 list.

The massive list includes 300 employers from across the country, and for the second year in a row, Ontario dominated the top 25.

In collaboration with online statistics provider Statista, Forbes collected its data by asking over 8,000 Canadian employees working for large firms or institutions with at least 500 employees to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of zero to 10 in addition to being asked more than 30 detailed questions about working conditions.

The employees were surveyed anonymously through several online access panels.

Respondents were also asked how they feel about other employers in their respected sectors or industries besides their own, according to Statista. The top employers on the list represent 24 different industries in Canada.

Ranking in at number one is Toronto’s Google office, jumping up to the top spot from its fourth place position in 2017. Mississauga’s Kruger Products came in second, followed by Hydro Québec in third.

Last year’s first place employer, Queen’s University, fell to the sixth spot, and 2016’s best employer, Vancouver’s BC Hydro, dropped all the way to to 142nd.

You can find the full Forbes list here.

Canada’s 25 Best Employers in 2018

  1. Google, Toronto, ON (699 employees)
  2. Kruger Products, Mississauga, ON (2,166 employees)
  3. Hydro-Québec, Montreal, QC (19,552 employees)
  4. SAP, Toronto, ON (3,280 employees)
  5. Vitalité Health Network, Bathurst, NB (7,400 employees)
  6. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (8,593 employees)
  7. Concordia University, Montreal, QC (6,051 employees)
  8. Siemens, Oakville, ON (4,800 employees)
  9. SaskTel, Regina, SK (4,000 employees)
  10.  Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa, ON (9,000)
  11. Manitoba Public Insurance, Winnipeg, MB, (1,700 employees)
  12. Bank of Canada, Ottawa, ON (1,700 employees)
  13. Agropur, Saint-Hubert, QC (8,000 employees)
  14. Ubisoft, Montreal, QC (4,000 employees)
  15. Nav Canada, Ottawa, ON (4,700 employees)
  16. ABB, Saint-Laurent, QC (5,000 employees)
  17. Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC (7,778 employees)
  18. Microsoft, Mississauga, ON (2,000 employees)
  19. City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (16,828 employees)
  20. Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil, QC (6,200 employees)
  21. City of Calgary, Calgary, AB, (13,670 employees)
  22. Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB (6,000 employees)
  23. Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Richmond, BC (3,750 employees)
  24. General Dynamics, Ottawa, ON (1,200 employees)
  25. Johnson & Johnson, Guelph, ON (546 employees)
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