AltaGas, Jazz Aviation, RBC among top employers for millennials

100 Canadian companies earn recognition

AltaGas, Jazz Aviation, RBC among top employers for millennials
A Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) sign is seen outside of a branch in Ottawa, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The top-100 list of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People has been unveiled for 2017 by Mediacorp Canada.

The winning organizations lead the nation in attracting and retaining millennial workers.

"Making your organization a good place for young people to start their careers is about more than simply appearing trendy or hip," said Kristina Leung, senior editor at Mediacorp. "It shows all your employees and customers that you are open to change. Employers that understand the needs of their youngest workers have more success in adapting their business models to respond to changing technologies and consumer preferences."

Winners of the competition are chosen on the basis of the programs and initiatives they have to attract and retain younger workers, including benefits such as tuition assistance and the availability of co-op or work-study programs.

Mentorship and training programs are also examined, as is the average age of employees.

The full list of winners is below.


Aboriginal Peoples Television Network / APTN, Winnipeg.

Accenture, Toronto.

Agrium, Calgary.

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries, Boyle, Alta.

AltaGas, Calgary.

ATB Financial, Edmonton.

Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto.

Bayer, Mississauga.

BC Hydro, Vancouver.

Bennett Jones, Calgary.

Boeing Canada Operations, Winnipeg.

Brighter Mechanical, Richmond, B.C.

Bruce Power, Tiverton, Ont.

Cactus Restaurants, Vancouver.

Calgary, City of, Calgary.

Cameco, Saskatoon.

Canada Revenue Agency / CRA, Ottawa.

Canadian Tire, Toronto.

Capgemini Canada, Toronto.

Capital One Bank (Canada Branch), North York, Ont.

Cargill, Winnipeg.

Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ont.

Ceridian, Winnipeg.

CIBC, Toronto.

Cisco Systems Canada, Toronto.

Citco (Canada), Toronto.

Citi Canada, Mississauga.

Coca-Cola Canada, Toronto.

Collins Barrow Calgary, Calgary.

Communications Security Establishment, Ottawa.

Connect Hearing, Victoria.

Corus Entertainment, Toronto.

Croesus Finansoft, Laval, Que.

DeltaWare Systems, Charlottetown.

Department of Finance Canada, Ottawa.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa.

Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, Lévis, Que.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, Toronto.

Enbridge, Calgary.

EPCOR Utilities, Edmonton.

Fednav, Montreal.

Fidelity Canada, Toronto.

General Electric Canada / GE, Mississauga.

Great-West Life Assurance, Winnipeg.

Groupe Dynamite, Montreal.

Hatch, Mississauga.

Health Canada / Santé Canada, Ottawa.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto.

Home Depot of Canada, Toronto.

House of Commons, Ottawa.

Hydro One, Toronto.

Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa.

Intact Financial, Toronto.

Intelliware Development, Toronto.

Jazz Aviation, Dartmouth, N.S.

JOEY Restaurant Group, Vancouver.

KPMG, Toronto.

L’Oréal Canada, Montreal.

Labatt Breweries of Canada, Toronto.

Lafarge Canada, Calgary.

LoyaltyOne, Toronto.

Manitoba, Government of, Winnipeg.

Manulife, Toronto.

Matrix Solutions, Calgary.

McMillan, Toronto.

Metrolinx, Toronto.

Morgan Stanley Services Canada, Montreal.

Northwest Territories, Government of, Yellowknife. 

Northwestel, Whitehorse.

NTT Data Canada, Halifax.

Nuance Communications Canada, Montreal.

Ontario Public Service / OPS, Toronto.

PepsiCo Canada, Mississauga.

Pharmascience, Montreal.

Procter & Gamble, Toronto.

Provincial Health Services Authority / PHSA, Vancouver.

R.F. Binnie & Associates, Burnaby, B.C.

RBC, Toronto.

Rogers Communications, Toronto.

SAP Canada, Toronto.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI, Regina.

Saskatchewan Research Council / SRC, Saskatoon.

SaskPower, Regina.

SaskTel, Regina.

Siemens Canada, Oakville, Ont.

Sodexo Canada, Burlington, Ont.

StandardAero, Winnipeg.

Sun Life Financial, Toronto.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto.

Surrey, City of, Surrey, B.C.

TD Bank Group, Toronto.

Telus, Vancouver.

UBC / University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Ubisoft Toronto, Toronto.

Unilever Canada, Toronto.

Vision Critical Communications, Vancouver.

West Fraser Timber, Vancouver.

Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler.

YMCA of Greater Toronto, Toronto.

York, Regional Municipality of, Newmarket, Ont. 

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