OPS a top employer in Canada

Family-friendly benefits help government employer make list three years running
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/14/2011

Top employer lists are usually full of banks, professional services firms, cutting-edge technology companies and other large corporations. These organizations typically have the resources to provide the compensation, benefits and programs that appeal to employees and jobseekers alike.

While governments are known for great defined benefit pension plans, it is a challenge to balance the need to offer competitive compensation while being accountable to taxpayers.

Which is why the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is honoured to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada for the past three years, said Angela Coke, associate deputy minister of HR Ontario, the de facto head of human resources at the OPS.