Canadian Tire, Ikea, Suncor among Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

Evaluated on programs such as tuition assistance, mentorships

Employers such as Canadian Tire, Ikea and Suncor Energy are among Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2013.

Organized by Mediacorp Canada, the competition evaluates employers in terms of the programs they have to attract and retain younger workers. These include benefits such as tuition assistance, the availability of co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs, along with career management programs and initiatives that can assist younger workers advance faster in the organization.

"For some years, we've noticed a small number of employers that really go the extra distance when it comes to recruiting young people and helping them advance," said Kristina Leung, editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp. "We've seen some wonderful innovations such as employers moving away from traditional job interviews and instead hosting in-house contests and industry events that let new graduates network with future employers."

Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2013

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
ATB Financial
BC Hydro
Bell Aliant
Bennett Jones
BMW Canada
Bruce Power
Cactus Restaurants
Canadian Tire Corporation
Capital One Bank
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Coca-Cola Canada
Connect Hearing
ConocoPhillips Canada
Corus Entertainment
Cossette Communication
Costco Wholesale (Canada)
DeltaWare Systems
Desjardins Group
Digital Extremes
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
EPCOR Utilities
Ernst & Young
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Flatiron Construction
Free The Children
G Adventures
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre
Ikea Canada Limited Partnership
Infusion Development
Knight Piésold
L'Oréal Canada
Loblaw Companies
Macadamian Technologies
Manitoba, Government of
Manulife Financial
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario Public Service/OPS
Peel Regional Police
Pelmorex Media
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
Procter & Gamble
Provincial Health Services Authority/PHSA
PWC / PricewaterhouseCoopers
Rogers Communications
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
SAP Canrada
Saskatchewan Government Insurance/SGI
Sears Canada
Shell Canada
Sodexo Canada
Stewart, Weir & Co.
Suncor Energy
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Surrey, City of
Syncrude Canada
TD Bank Group
TeraGo Networks
Toronto International Film Festival/TIFF
Trican Well Service
UBC/University of British Columbia
Vision Critical
Whistler Blackcomb
YMCA of Greater Toronto

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