The top 100 employers in Canada for 2015 were officially announced Tuesday, in the 15th consecutive year of Mediacorp’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition.
The winners this year have set the bar even higher for the next round of the competition, said Richard Yerema, managing editor at Mediacorp Canada.
"Each year, we see the baselines improve at the employers chosen for the Top 100," he said. "From the small ripples that each employer's initiatives create, we can recognize a wave that represents the evolving values of the Canadian workplace."
In selecting this year’s winners, Mediacorp looked at the recruitment histories of over 80,000 employers across the country. From that group, 35,000 employers were invited to complete an extensive application process, including a detailed review of their HR practices. The competition is the largest of its kind in Canada.
Employers were graded on eight key areas, including physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, as well as community involvement.
"It's humbling for us to see employers across Canada take note of what the leaders in their industry are doing," said Anthony Meehan, publisher at Mediacorp.
"Our project has never been about finding the most expensive or over-the-top employee benefits and perks. It's always been about discovering the truly innovative and cost-effective initiatives that every employer in the country can adopt and improve."
Full list of winners:
3M Canada Company
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.
Bank of Canada
BASF Canada Inc.
BC Public Service
BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada
CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Campbell Company of Canada
Canadian National Railway Company / CN
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Cape Breton District Health Authority / CBDHA
Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
Children's Aid Society of Toronto, The
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Corus Entertainment Inc.
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
Department of Finance Canada
Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Ericsson Canada Inc.
ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.
General Electric Canada / GE
General Motors of Canada Limited
George Brown College
Great Little Box Company Ltd.
Great-West Life Assurance Company, The
HP Advanced Solutions Inc.
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Kiewit Energy Canada Corporation
L'Oréal Canada Inc.
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Loblaw Companies Limited
Lundbeck Canada Inc.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Merck Canada Inc.
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Mosaic Company, The
National Energy Board
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
Nexen Energy ULC
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
Nuance Communications Canada Inc.
Ontario Public Service / OPS
Ottawa, City of
PNI Digital Media Inc.
Procter & Gamble Inc.
Provincial Health Services Authority / PHSA
Rogers Communications Inc.
SAP Canada Inc.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI
Shell Canada Limited
Siemens Canada Limited
Simon Fraser University
Stryker Canada Inc.
Suncor Energy Inc.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
TD Bank Group
Technip Canada Limited
Toronto International Film Festival Inc. / TIFF
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
Trican Well Service Ltd.
Union Gas Limited
University of Toronto
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancouver, City of
World Vision Canada
WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd.
Yukon, Government of
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