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 published its annual ranking of those employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

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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 are 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 Oi

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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