Canada’s Best Employers 2018

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Methodology

Over 8,000 employees at companies with at least 500 employees in Canada were surveyed for the Canada’s Best Employers 2018 list. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary.

Besides more than 30 detailed questions about working conditions, the Canadian employees were asked to determine, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. And further, how they feel about the other employers in their respective industries.

Out of more than 1,500 companies in Canada with 500 or more employees, 300 companies are being honored as best employers. The resulting list includes 300 employers across 25 industries.

The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, ethnicity) in the sample is representative of the Canadian workforce.

 


 

 

RankEmployer BrandIndustry
1GoogleIT, Internet, Software & Services
2Kruger ProductsPackaged Goods
3Hydro-QuébecUtilities
4SAPIT, Internet, Software & Services
5Vitalité Health NetworkHealthcare & Social
6Queen’s UniversityEducation
7Concordia UniversityEducation
8SiemensEngineering, Manufacturing
9SaskTelTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
10Ottawa-Carleton District School BoardEducation
11Manitoba Public InsuranceInsurance
12Bank of CanadaBanking and Financial Services
13AgropurFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
14UbisoftMedia & Advertising
15Nav CanadaTransportation and Logistics  
16ABBSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
17Université de SherbrookeEducation
18MicrosoftIT, Internet, Software & Services
19City of OttawaGovernment Services
20Pratt & WhitneyAerospace & Defense
21City of CalgaryGovernment Services
22Manitoba HydroUtilities
23Keg Steakhouse & BarRestaurants
24General DynamicsAerospace & Defense
25Johnson & JohnsonPackaged Goods
26Simon Fraser UniversityEducation
27OracleIT, Internet, Software & Services
28Industrial AllianceInsurance
29Hamilton Health SciencesHealthcare & Social
30University of WaterlooEducation
31Commission scolaire des PatriotesEducation
32La Maison SimonsClothing
33WorkSafeBCInsurance
34AlcoaConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
35Carleton UniversityEducation
36City of LondonGovernment Services
37Avis Budget GroupTravel & Leisure
38IWK Health CareHealthcare & Social
39GlaxoSmithKlineDrugs & Biotechnology 
40CostcoRetail and Wholesale
41Parks CanadaGovernment Services
42Island HealthHealthcare & Social
43Central Health NewfoundlandHealthcare & Social
44Nova Scotia Community CollegeEducation
45Université LavalEducation
46Cisco SystemsIT, Internet, Software & Services
47Government of Prince Edward IslandGovernment Services
48Université de MonctonEducation
49Ontario Power GenerationUtilities
50Hotel Dieu HospitalHealthcare & Social
51Nova Scotia Liquor CorporationGovernment Services
52London DrugsRetail and Wholesale
53La CapitaleInsurance
54Société de transport de MontréalTransportation and Logistics  
55CHU Sainte-JustineHealthcare & Social
56Children's Hospital of Eastern OntarioHealthcare & Social
57University of OttawaEducation
58University of GuelphEducation
59General ElectricSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
60Toromont CatRetail and Wholesale
61Université de MontréalEducation
62TangerineBanking and Financial Services
63University of TorontoEducation
64Ledcor GroupConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
65Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreHealthcare & Social
66WestJet AirlinesTransportation and Logistics  
67Servus Credit UnionBanking and Financial Services
68Alberta Blue CrossInsurance
69TransatTransportation and Logistics  
70IkeaRetail and Wholesale
71City of GatineauGovernment Services
72EricssonSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
73Fisheries and Oceans CanadaGovernment Services
74McCain FoodsFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
75Lowe'sRetail and Wholesale
76Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
77AvivaInsurance
78Citizenship and Immigration CanadaGovernment Services
793MPackaged Goods
80Héma-QuébecHealthcare & Social
81Nova Scotia Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
82Joe FreshClothing
83GlencoreConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
84Halton District School BoardEducation
85London District Catholic School BoardEducation
86MECRetail and Wholesale
87Ville de QuébecGovernment Services
88RE/MAXBusiness Services & Supplies 
89AppleRetail and Wholesale
90University of VictoriaEducation
91Federated Co-operativesRetail and Wholesale
92ÉnergirUtilities
93City of SaskatoonGovernment Services
94City of BramptonGovernment Services
95York Region District School BoardEducation
96City of HamiltonGovernment Services
97University of British ColumbiaEducation
98Department of Justice CanadaGovernment Services
99EXFOSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
100Weston FoodsFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
101ArcelorMittal DofascoEngineering, Manufacturing
102Ottawa Police ServicesGovernment Services
103FedExTransportation and Logistics  
104Jean CoutuRetail and Wholesale
105PCL ConstructionConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
106FRHI Hotels & ResortsTravel & Leisure
107City of VancouverGovernment Services
108Toyota Motor Manufacturing CanadaAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
109Hilton WorldwideTravel & Leisure
110Union GasConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
111McMaster UniversityEducation
112White SpotRestaurants
113Marriott HotelsTravel & Leisure
114Alberta Public ServiceGovernment Services
115Wajax EquipmentEngineering, Manufacturing
116EllisDonConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
117SaskPowerUtilities
118Loto-QuébecTravel & Leisure
119Caisse de dépôt et placement du QuébecBanking and Financial Services
120VancityBanking and Financial Services
121Horizon HealthHealthcare & Social
122Canada ComputersRetail and Wholesale
123ENMAXUtilities
124Saint Elizabeth Health CareHealthcare & Social
125CommissionairesBusiness Services & Supplies 
126AmazonRetail and Wholesale
127City of TorontoGovernment Services
128Canada CartageTransportation and Logistics  
129Memorial University of NewfoundlandEducation
130Environment and Climate Change CanadaGovernment Services
131ShopifyIT, Internet, Software & Services
132Statistics CanadaGovernment Services
133Centre hospitalier universitaire de SherbrookeHealthcare & Social
134Magna InternationalAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
135Home HardwareRetail and Wholesale
136Liquor Distribution Board of OntarioRetail and Wholesale
137Hydro OneUtilities
138Ontario Teachers' Pension PlanBanking and Financial Services
139NovartisDrugs & Biotechnology 
140CHU de QuébecHealthcare & Social
141MetrolinxTransportation and Logistics  
142BC HydroUtilities
143City of EdmontonGovernment Services
144Providence Health CareHealthcare & Social
145EmeraUtilities
146AdidasClothing
147Lee Valley ToolsRetail and Wholesale
148Jazz AviationTransportation and Logistics  
149CargillConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
150BMWAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
151FortisUtilities
152Raymond Chabot Grant ThorntonProfessional Services
153Intact Financial CorporationInsurance
154SickKidsHealthcare & Social
155Société de Transport de LavalTransportation and Logistics  
156Canada Border Services AgencyGovernment Services
157New Flyer IndustriesAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
158PepsiCoFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
159Premier TechEngineering, Manufacturing
160ManulifeInsurance
161Xplornet CommunicationsTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
162City of MississaugaGovernment Services
163HoneywellEngineering, Manufacturing
164Calgary Co-opRetail and Wholesale
165Schneider ElectricSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
166AMDSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
167Interior Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
168Fraser HealthHealthcare & Social
169RBCProfessional Services
170Willis Towers WatsonProfessional Services
171Toronto Transit CommissionTransportation and Logistics  
172CanacRetail and Wholesale
173NokiaSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
174HatchProfessional Services
175Brewers RetailRetail and Wholesale
176RTCTransportation and Logistics  
177Saskatchewan Government InsuranceInsurance
178Four Seasons Hotels and ResortsTravel & Leisure
179Alberta Health ServicesHealthcare & Social
180Princess AutoRetail and Wholesale
181StarbucksRestaurants
182Health Sciences CentreHealthcare & Social
183Retraite QuébecInsurance
184BC Government and Service Employees' UnionHealthcare & Social
185DesjardinsBanking and Financial Services
186DomtarPackaged Goods
187Business Development Bank of CanadaBanking and Financial Services
188StantecProfessional Services
189University Health NetworkHealthcare & Social
190BMO Financial GroupBanking and Financial Services
191Cirque du SoleilTravel & Leisure
192Mondelez InternationalFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
193Day & Ross FreightTransportation and Logistics  
194Starwood Hotels and ResortsTravel & Leisure
195EPCOR UtilitiesUtilities
196BC FerriesTransportation and Logistics  
197Sun Life FinancialBanking and Financial Services
198IntelSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
199CascadesPackaged Goods
200SAQRetail and Wholesale
201Rogers CentreTravel & Leisure
202AdeccoBusiness Services & Supplies 
203Booster JuiceRestaurants
204AccentureProfessional Services
205Imperial OilConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
206Honda CanadaAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
207Manitoba Liquor & LotteriesRetail and Wholesale
208SSQ InsuranceInsurance
209JOEY Restaurant GroupRestaurants
210FordAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
211Medavie Blue CrossInsurance
212Promutuel AssuranceInsurance
213Toronto HydroUtilities
214Agnico EagleConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
215IBMIT, Internet, Software & Services
216Indigo Books & MusicRetail and Wholesale
217Intercontinental Hotels GroupTravel & Leisure
218Patrick MorinSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
219CanonSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
220Pet ValuRetail and Wholesale
221Mercedes-BenzAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
222J.D. IrvingPackaged Goods
223Dell CanadaRetail and Wholesale
224NAPA Auto PartsRetail and Wholesale
225CienaTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
226Station Mont TremblantTravel & Leisure
227Lululemon AthleticaClothing
228CanforPackaged Goods
229H&MClothing
230DeloitteProfessional Services
231ATB FinancialBanking and Financial Services
232Great-West Life Assurance CompanyInsurance
233Ernst & YoungProfessional Services
234Aecon GroupConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
235Société de l'assurance automobile du QuébecBanking and Financial Services
236TransLinkTransportation and Logistics  
237DHLTransportation and Logistics  
238North WestRetail and Wholesale
239KPMGProfessional Services
240National Bank of CanadaBanking and Financial Services
241CAA QuebecInsurance
242QuébecorMedia & Advertising
243AbbottDrugs & Biotechnology 
244Coca-ColaFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
245The Co-operatorsInsurance
246TC MediaMedia & Advertising
247TelusTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
248Canadian National Railway CompanyTransportation and Logistics  
249CIMA+Engineering, Manufacturing
250Best WesternTravel & Leisure
251EastlinkTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
252WSPProfessional Services
253CofomoBusiness Services & Supplies 
254MonerisBanking and Financial Services
255Molson CoorsFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
256GlentelTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
257Cineplex EntertainmentTravel & Leisure
258Morneau ShepellBusiness Services & Supplies 
259InditexClothing
260Caesars WindsorTravel & Leisure
261ATCO GroupUtilities
262Groupe RobertTransportation and Logistics  
263OpenTextIT, Internet, Software & Services
264Ville de MontréalGovernment Services
265Delta Hotels and ResortsTravel & Leisure
266Lush Fresh Handmade CosmeticsPackaged Goods
267Air CanadaTransportation and Logistics  
268Vancouver School BoardEducation
269GapClothing
270PharmascienceDrugs & Biotechnology 
271LinamarAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
272Drake InternationalBusiness Services & Supplies 
273Keller Williams RealtyBusiness Services & Supplies 
274TD Bank GroupBanking and Financial Services
275PurolatorTransportation and Logistics  
276CeridianIT, Internet, Software & Services
277Corus EntertainmentMedia & Advertising
278ApotexDrugs & Biotechnology 
279Husky EnergyUtilities
280Gowling WLGProfessional Services
281DAVIDsTEAFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
282Commission scolaire des portages-de-l'OutaouaisEducation
283Durham District School BoardEducation
284Wawanesa InsuranceInsurance
285TransCanadaConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
286Canada PostTransportation and Logistics  
287ATS Automation Tooling SystemsEngineering, Manufacturing
288Mark'sClothing
289Flight CentreTravel & Leisure
290MatroxIT, Internet, Software & Services
291Nuance Communications CanadaTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
292Rio TintoConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
293VidéotronTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
294TFI InternationalTransportation and Logistics  
295MD Financial ManagementBanking and Financial Services
296CAPREITBusiness Services & Supplies 
297SaputoFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
298Allstate InsuranceInsurance
299Nalcor EnergyConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
300ShellConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals

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