Salesforce, Kicking Horse Coffee, Habanero among best workplaces in Canada

Ultimate Software, Whirlpool and Stryker also among 150 winners
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/30/2018
Great Places to Work 2018
Salesforce ranked first among top employers in the 150 Best Workplaces in Canada for 2018. REUTERS/Lily Jamali

More than 1,200 business professionals from across Canada — including more than 100 CEOs — gathered in Toronto on April 25 as the top employers in the country were unveiled by Great Place to Work.

Salesforce Canada took the top award of the night, being named the number one employer in the country with more than 1,000 employees.

“Each year, Great Place to Work undertakes a rigorous study of workplaces across the country to determine the best of the best,” said Richard Eyram, country manager for Canada at Salesforce. “From trust to innovation to equality, Salesforce has earned a spot on the list by cultivating a culture that allows our employees to bring their whole selves to work and do the best work of their careers every day. We are humbled to be among the many impressive companies on the list.”

The Best Workplaces in Canada 2018 awards were handed out in three categories, based on company size — 1,000 plus; 100 to 999; and less than 100 employees.

Elana Rosenfeld, CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee — which was named best employer in the mid-size category — said the company is “incredibly happy and proud.”

“As a team, we wake up and kick ass. That’s how we make great coffee,” she said. “This recognition is really all about the work behind the work; the things unseen, and the dreams of doing it best, the spirit of our team,” she said in a posting on e-Know.ca.

Thomson Reuters, the publishers of Canadian HR Reporter, made the list again in 2018 — coming in at 32 on the list of large employers.

“In my experience, a great place to work comes down to two basic components — the people you work with and doing work that matters,” said Thomson Reuters chief people officer Mary Alice Vuicic. “We have smart people who care deeply about our customers and making a difference to our communities. We live our values every day in the spirit in which we work with each other to deliver superior results in a trusted manner.”

Here are the winners:

Large employers (1,000+ employees):

  • Salesforce
  • Ultimate Software
  • Whirlpool Canada
  • Stryker
  • Intuit Canada
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • The Capital Markets Company (CAPCO)
  • 3M Canada
  • Ryan ULC
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada
  • KFC
  • Edelman Public Relations Worldwide Canada 
  • Admiral Insurance
  • Ceridian
  • SAP Canada
  • Randstad Canada
  • Indeed Canada
  • AbbVie
  • Cadence
  • Mastercard Canada
  • Astellas Pharma Canada
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Kronos Incorporated
  • Corby Spirit and Wine
  • Dun & Bradstreet Canada
  • ARI
  • EY
  • FCT
  • Cactus Restaurants 
  • Morningstar Canada
  • Devon Canada
  • Thomson Reuters Canada 
  • JOEY Restaurant Group
  • Hyundai Auto Canada 
  • G Adventures
  • Wavemaker Canada ULC
  • Meltwater
  • RBC
  • Kiewit
  • TJX Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Capital One Canada
  • Hilti Canada
  • BMO Financial Group
  • SC Johnson
  • LoyaltyOne Co.
  • VW Credit Canada
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
  • Softchoice
  • The Adecco Group, Canada

 

Medium (100-999 employees):

 

  • Kicking Horse Coffee
  • Ian Martin Group
  • Flipp
  • The PEER Group 
  • Nulogy
  • Axonify 
  • FreshBooks
  • Points International 
  • Wealthsimple
  • Traction on Demand
  • 360insights
  • Fuller Landau LLP
  • Credit Counselling Society
  • Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Intelex Technologies 
  • Klick 
  • Wave
  • Urban Systems 
  • Royal LePage Performance Realty
  • Doctors of BC
  • Quadra Chemicals
  • Online Business Systems
  • O2E Brands 
  • Geotab
  • CapriCMW
  • T4G
  • BlueCat
  • JMP Engineering 
  • Lakeside Process Controls 
  • Ames Tile & Stone 
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Bath Fitter Distributing 
  • Trico Homes
  • Binnie
  • Toyotoshi Group Canada - Quebec Operations
  • Thrive Group
  • Vermilion Energy
  • Firma Foreign Exchange
  • Industrybuilt Software
  • Symbility Solutions
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • LMI Technologies 
  • CMLS Financial
  • First National Financial LP
  • Dalton Pharma Services
  • Boston Pizza International 
  • Industry Training Authority
  • Open Door Group
  • Northern Credit Union

Small (Less than 100 employees):

  • Habanero
  • Wynford/EventSimple
  • Resolver Inc.
  • eXplorance 
  • Axis Communications
  • AppCentrica 
  • SaskCentral (Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan)
  • Isaac Operations
  • True North Automation
  • Statflo
  • Sklar Wilton & Associates
  • Eyereturn Marketing
  • Simply Green Home Services 
  • Uken Games
  • Diff
  • Eagle Professional Resources 
  • Norima Consulting 
  • GroupeX Solutions
  • Cresa Alberta
  • Sparkrock
  • Bloom
  • Pace Technical Services 
  • Capital Engineering
  • BlueDot 
  • Teach Away
  • Electromate 
  • Climax Media 
  • TechBlocks
  • HRdownloads
  • EventMobi
  • Managing Matters
  • Opencare
  • Mercatus Technologies 
  • UPGC .
  • Consumer Protection BC
  • Bryson Insurance
  • VFS Canada .
  • Search Engine People
  • Tourism Toronto
  • Adoxio Business Solutions
  • Rittal Systems .
  • Proof Experiences
  • Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services
  • Zomaron
  • Pong Game Studios
  • Tile Shoppe
  • Voices.com
  • Kincardine Family Health Team
  • DAS Canada
  • Motts Canada Dry

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