Canada’s Best Employers 2019

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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 2019 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
2University of TorontoEducation
3Avis Budget GroupTravel & Leisure
4Pratt & WhitneyAerospace & Defense
5Saint Mary's UniversityEducation
6Hydro-QuébecUtilities
7UbisoftMedia & Advertising
8Concordia UniversityEducation
9MicrosoftIT, Internet, Software & Services
10RTL LongueuilTransportation and Logistics  
11FedExTransportation and Logistics  
12AppleRetail and Wholesale
13General DynamicsAerospace & Defense
14Université de SherbrookeEducation
153MPackaged Goods
16Michelin North AmericaAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
17Queen's UniversityEducation
18Cisco SystemsIT, Internet, Software & Services
19Johnson & JohnsonPackaged Goods
20City of OttawaGovernment Services
21Ledcor GroupConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
22Canada ComputersRetail and Wholesale
23Université LavalEducation
24SiemensEngineering, Manufacturing
25Simon Fraser UniversityEducation
26ABBSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
27Ville de LévisGovernment Services
28Procter & GamblePackaged Goods
29PepsiCo Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
30University of VictoriaEducation
31OracleIT, Internet, Software & Services
32Commission scolaire des PatriotesEducation
33EricssonSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
34SAPIT, Internet, Software & Services
35Costco WholesaleRetail and Wholesale
36SyncrudeConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
37Ottawa-Carleton District School BoardEducation
38IRIS The Visual GroupRetail and Wholesale
39SickKidsHealthcare & Social
40Ontario Power GenerationUtilities
41Kruger ProductsPackaged Goods
42EmeraUtilities
43Société de transport de MontréalTransportation and Logistics  
44GlaxoSmithKlineDrugs & Biotechnology 
45IkeaRetail and Wholesale
46Hamilton Health SciencesHealthcare & Social
47Nova Scotia Liquor CorporationRetail and Wholesale
48Citizenship and Immigration CanadaGovernment Services
49Carleton UniversityEducation
50Transport CanadaTransportation and Logistics  
51Air TransatTransportation and Logistics  
52ACCEO SolutionsIT, Internet, Software & Services
53Marriott HotelsTravel & Leisure
54AT&TTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
55Keg Steakhouse & Bar Restaurants
56Dr. Pepper Keurig Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
57Parks CanadaGovernment Services
58University Health NetworkHealthcare & Social
59CaterpillarEngineering, Manufacturing
60City of VancouverGovernment Services
61University of GuelphEducation
62Industrial Alliance InsuranceInsurance
63Nav CanadaTransportation and Logistics  
64City of CalgaryGovernment Services
65Hotel Dieu HospitalHealthcare & Social
66City of BramptonGovernment Services
67Université de MontréalEducation
68City of HamiltonGovernment Services
69CHU Sainte-JustineHealthcare & Social
70Hydro OneUtilities
71Cirque du SoleilTravel & Leisure
72WajaxEngineering, Manufacturing
73Lowe'sRetail and Wholesale
74Brewers RetailRetail and Wholesale
75City of TorontoGovernment Services
76Jean Coutu GroupRetail and Wholesale
77Christian HorizonsHealthcare & Social
78Société de Transport de LavalTransportation and Logistics  
79Island HealthHealthcare & Social
80University of WaterlooEducation
81FortisUtilities
82Imperial GroupEngineering, Manufacturing
83Ontario Teachers' Pension PlanBanking and Financial Services
84Intercontinental Hotels GroupTravel & Leisure
85City of GatineauGovernment Services
86Cactus Club Café Restaurants
87HiltonTravel & Leisure
88Statistics CanadaGovernment Services
89PfizerDrugs & Biotechnology 
90Agropur Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
91Canada CartageTransportation and Logistics  
92Mondelez International Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
93Jazz AviationTransportation and Logistics  
94StantecProfessional Services
95Sysco Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
96McMaster UniversityEducation
97EllisDonConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
98Toronto Transit CommissionTransportation and Logistics  
99Department of Justice CanadaGovernment Services
100London DrugsRetail and Wholesale
101Alberta Public Service Government Services
102University of OttawaEducation
103AvivaInsurance
104Saskatoon Public SchoolsEducation
105AmazonRetail and Wholesale
106RE/MAX INTEGRABusiness Services & Supplies 
107Schlegel VillagesHealthcare & Social
108SaskTelTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
109Rogers CentreTravel & Leisure
110York Region District School BoardEducation
111General ElectricSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
112La Maison SimonsClothing
113St. Boniface HospitalHealthcare & Social
114Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du QuébecGovernment Services
115Ministry of the Attorney GeneralGovernment Services
116University of British ColumbiaEducation
117RBCProfessional Services
118University of New BrunswickEducation
119BC HydroUtilities
120Royal Canadian NavyGovernment Services
121WorkSafeBCInsurance
122Ford MotorAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
123SAQRetail and Wholesale
124Mercedes-BenzAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
125Indigo Books & MusicRetail and Wholesale
126Canadian National RailwayTransportation and Logistics  
127Honda CanadaAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
128Home HardwareRetail and Wholesale
129Children's Hospital of Eastern OntarioHealthcare & Social
130St. Michaels HospitalHealthcare & Social
131Toyota Motor Manufacturing CanadaAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
132PCL ConstructionConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
133Magna InternationalAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
134Canada Border Services AgencyGovernment Services
135Saint Elizabeth Health CareHealthcare & Social
136City of LondonGovernment Services
137Mountain Equipment Co-opRetail and Wholesale
138RTCTransportation and Logistics  
139Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and TechnologyEducation
140BoeingAerospace & Defense
141NovartisDrugs & Biotechnology 
142Ville de QuébecGovernment Services
143Sun Life FinancialBanking and Financial Services
144WestJet AirlinesTransportation and Logistics  
145Fraser HealthHealthcare & Social
146La CapitaleInsurance
147ArcelorMittal DofascoEngineering, Manufacturing
148Interior Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
149John DeereEngineering, Manufacturing
150EPCOR UtilitiesUtilities
151DomtarPackaged Goods
152CienaTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
153Medavie Blue CrossInsurance
154Nalcor EnergyUtilities
155AMDSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
156GoldcorpConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
157Best Western InternationalTravel & Leisure
158Alberta Blue CrossInsurance
159Bank of CanadaBanking and Financial Services
160Air CanadaTransportation and Logistics  
161CIMA+Engineering, Manufacturing
162H&MClothing
163Héma-QuébecHealthcare & Social
164District School Board Ontario North EastEducation
165Montréal casinoTravel & Leisure
166Schneider ElectricSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
167The Co-operatorsInsurance
168PurolatorTransportation and Logistics  
169HatchProfessional Services
170Canadian Natural Resources LimitedConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
171KPMGProfessional Services
172CofomoBusiness Services & Supplies 
173Dell CanadaRetail and Wholesale
174ADTRetail and Wholesale
175Loto-QuébecTravel & Leisure
176Intact FinancialInsurance
177Starbucks Restaurants
178Business Development Bank of CanadaBanking and Financial Services
179EY CanadaProfessional Services
180IBMIT, Internet, Software & Services
181CanonSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
182Maple Leaf Foods Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
183Aecon GroupConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
184Nova Scotia Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
185AstraZenecaDrugs & Biotechnology 
186Mark'sClothing
187Patrick MorinSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
188Manitoba Public InsuranceInsurance
189Samsung ElectronicsSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
190Imperial OilConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
191MacDonald, Dettwiler and AssociatesAerospace & Defense
192Husky EnergyUtilities
193UberTransportation and Logistics  
194AGF ManagementBanking and Financial Services
195General Mills Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
196Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
197Nutrien LtdDrugs & Biotechnology 
198CommissionairesBusiness Services & Supplies 
199Lululemon AthleticaRetail and Wholesale
200SaskPowerUtilities
201TangerineBanking and Financial Services
202DHLTransportation and Logistics  
203Maritime TravelTravel & Leisure
204Alberta Motor AssociationAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
205Grant Thornton LLPProfessional Services
206Rio TintoConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
207BMO Financial GroupBanking and Financial Services
208AccentureProfessional Services
209Coca-Cola Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
210West Fraser TimberEngineering, Manufacturing
211Hydro OttawaUtilities
212ShopifyIT, Internet, Software & Services
213EXFOSemiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment 
214UnileverPackaged Goods
215Suncor EnergyConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
216BASFConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
217Willis Towers WatsonProfessional Services
218Colas GroupEngineering, Manufacturing
219RaytheonAerospace & Defense
220ManulifeInsurance
221DesjardinsBanking and Financial Services
222Corus Entertainment IncMedia & Advertising
223American ExpressBanking and Financial Services
224Promutuel AssuranceInsurance
225Tetra Tech EBAProfessional Services
226Casino RamaTravel & Leisure
227MNPProfessional Services
228Canada PostProfessional Services
229DeloitteProfessional Services
230VidéotronTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
231BombardierEngineering, Manufacturing
232Saputo Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
233CEDA InternationalConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
234Wyndham DestinationsTravel & Leisure
235Day & Ross FreightTransportation and Logistics  
236Centre hospitalier universitaire de SherbrookeHealthcare & Social
237SNC-LavalinConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
238TelusTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
239Morneau ShepellBusiness Services & Supplies 
240Molson Coors Brewing Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
241Niagara Catholic District School BoardEducation
242McKessonHealth Care Equipment & Services
243TransLinkTransportation and Logistics  
244Retraite QuébecInsurance
245National Bank of CanadaInsurance
246Discovery AirTransportation and Logistics  
247TD Bank GroupBanking and Financial Services
248AlcoaConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
249Canadian Automobile AssociationAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
250Manitoba HydroUtilities
251Keller Williams RealtyBusiness Services & Supplies 
252Barrick GoldConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
253CBC/Radio-CanadaMedia & Advertising
254Acadia UniversityEducation
255SLH TransportTransportation and Logistics  
256Pioneer EnergyEngineering, Manufacturing
257MonerisBanking and Financial Services
258H&R BlockBusiness Services & Supplies 
259Domino's Pizza Restaurants
260SodexoBusiness Services & Supplies 
261OpenTextIT, Internet, Software & Services
262CascadesPackaged Goods
263SafranAerospace & Defense
264Winnipeg Regional Health AuthorityHealthcare & Social
265Federated Co-operativesRetail and Wholesale
266J.D. IrvingEngineering, Manufacturing
267Fido SolutionsTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
268Société de l'assurance automobile du QuébecBanking and Financial Services
269LafargeEngineering, Manufacturing
270LinamarAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
271Groupe RobertTransportation and Logistics  
272CargillConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
273Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalHealthcare & Social
274Shaw CommunicationsTelecommunications Services, Cable Supplier
275CNESSTBusiness Services & Supplies 
276Agriculture Financial Services CorporationBanking and Financial Services
277Royal Dutch ShellConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
278General MotorsAutomotive (Automotive and Suppliers)
279CGI GroupBusiness Services & Supplies 
280Honeywell InternationalEngineering, Manufacturing
281CalianProfessional Services
282CossetteMedia & Advertising
283PricewaterhouseCoopersProfessional Services
284Empire LifeInsurance
285Enterprise Rent-A-CarTravel & Leisure
286Servus Credit UnionBanking and Financial Services
287Cardinal HealthHealth Care Equipment & Services
288City of EdmontonGovernment Services
289Niagara CasinosTravel & Leisure
290Canadian Tire BankBanking and Financial Services
291Workers' Compensation Board of AlbertaInsurance
292BCAAInsurance
293CROSSMARKPackaged Goods
294Gowling WLGProfessional Services
295Premium Brands Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco 
296Toronto HydroUtilities
297PPGConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
298Bruce PowerConstruction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
299VancityBanking and Financial Services
300CanadelPackaged Goods

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