Thomson Reuters, Canadian Tire, KPMG among top employers for 2018

Competition recognizes exceptional HR programs, forward-thinking workplace policies
||Last Updated: 11/10/2017
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The Bay Adelaide Centre, which houses Thomson Reuters executive and editorial offices, in Toronto.
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During a time of unregulated technological change, a few “remarkable employers” are using “thoughtful innovation” to drive their businesses forward — and bring their employees along.

That’s according to Mediacorp in naming Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a competition that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

“The best employers recognize that they need to innovate thoughtfully to keep moving forward,” said Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

“But the challenge is to evolve with changes in technology and employee expectations while maintaining the goal of creating better workplaces that align the needs of their business with those of their employees.”

Mediacorp editors started the competition by examining the recruitment histories of more than 90,000 employers it tracks for its job-search engine From this pool, Mediacorp invited about 7,500 employers to submit detailed applications, including a comprehensive review of their operations and HR practices, that compares them to others in their industry and region.

“We are witnessing a remarkable transformation in the nature of work,” said Kristina Leung, senior editor at Mediacorp. “Organizations must be open to change so they are able to adapt and make innovation a priority, whether it’s using new HR technology or stimulating employee creativity to find new and better ways of doing things.”

Editors at Mediacorp grade employers on eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time-off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

This year’s winners are:

• 3M Canada

• Aboriginal Peoples Television Network / APTN

• Accenture

• ACL Services

• Adobe Systems Canada

• Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC

• Air Canada

• Alberta Health Services / AHS

• ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

• Bank of Canada

• BASF Canada

• Bayer

• BC Public Service

• BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada

• Bell Canada

• Best Buy Canada

• BioWare ULC

• Canada Revenue Agency / CRA

• Canadian Heritage

• Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

• Canadian Tire Corporation

• Cargill

• Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto


• Ceridian HCM


• Cisco Systems Canada Co.

• College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, The

• Corus Entertainment

• Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins

• Diamond Schmitt Architects

• Digital Extremes

• EllisDon

• Enbridge

• ESIT Advanced Solutions

• Export Development Canada

• Fidelity Canada

• Ford Motor Company of Canada

• Graham Group

• Hatch

• Hospital for Sick Children, The


• Intact Financial

• Irving Oil

• ISM Canada

• Ivanhoé Cambridge

• K+S Potash Canada GP

• Keurig Canada

• Keyera


• L'Oréal Canada

• Labatt Brewing Company

• Loblaw Companies

• Manitoba Hydro

• Mars

• McCarthy Tétrault

• Medavie Blue Cross

• Mosaic Company, The

• Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada

• National Energy Board

• National Leasing Group

• Nature's Path Foods


• Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

• Nuance Communications Canada

• Ontario Public Service / OPS

• PCL Construction

• Pembina Pipeline

• PepsiCo Canada

• Procter & Gamble

• R.F. Binnie & Associates

• Rogers Communications

• Royal Bank of Canada

• Salesforce Canada 

•  Samsung Electronics Canada

• SAP Canada

• Saskatchewan Research Council / SRC

 • Schneider Electric Canada

 • Sekisui Diagnostics PEI

 • Shaw Communications

 • Siemens Canada

 • Simon Fraser University

 • Stryker Canada

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • TD Bank Group

  • Teck Resources

  • Thomson Reuters Canada (publisher of Canadian HR Reporter)

  • Toronto, City of

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada / TMMC

  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  •  Ubisoft Toronto

  • University of New Brunswick / UNB

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Waterloo

  • Université de Montréal

 • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

 • Verga

 • West Fraser Timber Co.

 • World Vision Canada

 • Yukon, Government of

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