The best places to work in Canada for 2021

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Sure, it would be great to land a new job at an employer that offers great benefits, an awesome workplace culture, and the opportunity to acquire new skills. But how can you find those companies?

Fortunately, the list of Canada’s top employers has just been released by the folks at the Globe and Mail. The newspaper has been evaluating Canadian workplaces for the past 21 years and publishing their annual ranking of those employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

Employers are assessed using eight key workplace criteria and ranked as the best places to work by scoring high marks for the following.

    – Physical workplace
    – Work atmosphere & social
    – Health, financial and family benefits
    – Vacation & time off
    – Employee communications
    – Performance management
    – Training & skills development
    – Community involvement.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their sector to determine which one provides the top programs. Specific to this year, those companies ranked among the country’s top employers were also evaluated on their resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those organizations that managed to pivot to the changing conditions – while ensuring the health and safety of their workers – scored the highest. So, if you are looking for a great place to work, here the Globe’s top employers right now.

The best places to work in Canada for 2021

    3M Canada Company
    ABB Inc.
    Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
    Accenture Inc.
    Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
    Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
    Alberta Health Services / AHS
    ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
    Bank of Canada
    BASF Canada Inc.
    BC Public Service
    Bell Canada
    Best Buy Canada Ltd.
    British Columbia Investment Management Corporation / BCI
    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Canada Energy Regulator
    Canada Life Assurance Company, The
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
    Canada Revenue Agency / CRA
    Canadian National Railway
    Capital One Canada
    Cargill Limited
    Cascades ULC
    CBC / Radio-Canada
    Cisco Systems Canada Co.
    Citi Canada
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
    CWB National Leasing Inc.
    Danone Canada
    Desjardins Group / Mouvement Desjardins
    Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
    Digital Extremes Ltd.
    Emera Inc.
    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Enbridge Inc.
    ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.
    Export Development Canada
    Fidelity Canada
    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
    GlaxoSmithKline Inc. / GSK
    Greater Vancouver Food Bank
    Hatch Ltd.
    Health Canada / Santé Canada
    Hospital for Sick Children, The
    House of Commons Administration
    Imperial Oil Limited
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Irving Oil
    Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
    Kellogg Canada Inc.
    Keurig Canada Inc.
    K+S Potash Canada GP
    Labatt Brewing Company Limited
    Laurentide Controls Ltd.
    Loblaw Companies Limited
    L’Oréal Canada Inc.
    Mars Inc.
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Medtronic Canada ULC
    Mondelēz International
    Mott MacDonald Canada Limited
    Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
    Nutrien Inc.
    Oppenheimer Group
    PCL Construction
    Pembina Pipeline Corporation
    PepsiCo Canada
    Pomerleau Inc.
    Procter & Gamble Inc.
    ResMed Halifax ULC
    Rio Tinto
    Rogers Communications Inc.
    Royal Bank of Canada
    RSA Canada Group
    Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
    SAP Canada Inc.
    Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
    Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
    Shopify Inc.
    Simon Fraser University
    Stryker Canada ULC
    Suncor Energy Inc.
    TD Bank Group
    Teck Resources Limited
    TELUS Communications Inc.
    Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
    Université de Montréal
    University of New Brunswick / UNB
    University of Toronto
    Verafin Inc.
    West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
    World Vision Canada
    Yukon, Government of

You can read more about the methodology and each of the winners on the Globe and Mail website.

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