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
Canadian Tire Corporation
Capital One Bank
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Costco Wholesale (Canada)
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
Ernst & Young
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Free The Children
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre
Ikea Canada Limited Partnership
Manitoba, Government of
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario Public Service/OPS
Peel Regional Police
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
Procter & Gamble
Provincial Health Services Authority/PHSA
PWC / PricewaterhouseCoopers
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
Saskatchewan Government Insurance/SGI
Stewart, Weir & Co.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Surrey, City of
TD Bank Group
Toronto International Film Festival/TIFF
Trican Well Service
UBC/University of British Columbia
YMCA of Greater Toronto