BC Hydro, Pepsico, Unilever among top employers for young people

Evaluated on benefits, training, career management
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/13/2016

BC Hydro, Pepsico Canada and Unilever Canada are among Canada's Top Employers for Young People. The designation recognizes employers that offer the best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers and are leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

"The winning organizations recognize that younger employees are where the new ideas come from," said Kristina Leung, senior editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada, which manages the competition. "Making your workplace attractive to younger employees brings in new ways of thinking about your business model, both in terms of technology and how your organization delivers its key products and services."

Disruption and the ability to think differently about an organization's products and services are powerful qualities of younger employees, according to Richard Yerema, managing editor at Mediacorp.

"There's never been a more compelling time for organizations to bring young people into their organizations — it's an exciting time."

Employers were evaluated in terms of the programs they have to attract and retain younger workers, including benefits such as tuition assistance and co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs, bonuses paid when employees complete certain courses or professional designations and career management programs.

Canada's Top Employers for Young People

2016 winners

Accenture

Jazz Aviation

Agrium

JOEY Restaurant Group

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries

KPMG

ALDO Group

L'Oréal Canada

AltaGas

Labatt Breweries of Canada

ATB Financial

Lafarge Canada

Bayer

Loblaw Companies

BC Hydro

LoyaltyOne

Bennett Jones

Manitoba Hydro

Big Viking Games

Manitoba, Government of

Boeing Canada Operations

Manulife

British Columbia Automobile Association

Metrolinx

Bruce Power

Morgan Stanley Services Canada

Cactus Restaurants

NTT Data Canada

Cameco Corporation

Nuance Communications Canada

Canada Revenue Agency

Ontario Public Service

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

PepsiCo Canada

Canadian Tire

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Capgemini Canada

Procter & Gamble

Cargill

Provincial Health Services Authority

CIBC

R.F. Binnie & Associates

Cisco Systems Canada

RBC

Citco (Canada)

Read Jones Christoffersen

Coca-Cola Canada

Richter

Connect Hearing

Rogers Communications

Corus Entertainment

SAP Canada

D2L

Saskatchewan Abilities Council, The

DeltaWare Systems

Saskatchewan Government Insurance

Dentons Canada

Saskatchewan Public Service

Department of Finance Canada

SaskPower

Desjardins Group

SaskTel

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office

Shell Canada

Edmonton, City of

Siemens Canada

EF Educational Tours

Sodexo Canada

Enbridge

Sun Life Financial

ENMAX

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

EPCOR Utilities

Surrey, City of

Fednav

Tata Consultancy Services Canada

Fidelity Canada

TELUS

Flatiron Construction

Tetra Tech EBA

General Electric Canada / GE

UBC / University of British Columbia

Great-West Life Assurance Company, The

Unilever Canada

Groupe Dynamite

Vision Critical Communications

Halogen Software

Whistler Blackcomb

Health Canada / Santé Canada

Xerox Canada

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab. Hospital

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Home Depot of Canada

Hydro Ottawa

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