JOB SEARCH / FEB. 16, 2015
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10 Top Employers in Canada 2015

Canada truly is one of the most sought after destinations to live and work in worldwide. It is highly regarded for its high standard of living, good education and healthcare systems, stunning scenery and low crime rates. More notably is the country’s favourable employment market; the country boasts great employment rights for workers and there are many companies offering incredible benefits for their employees.

According to Canada’s Top 100 Employers list (an annual competition set up to recognize the nation’s best employers), there was no shortage of competition for placement on the list. The list is published in alphabetical order, and as such, the list below has been randomized to give a more varied selection. Read on to discover 10 of the top 100 employers in Canada.

Accenture Inc.

Head Office: Toronto

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • IVF treatments subsidies to a maximum of $15,000.
  • “Inventor Award Program” which financially supports those who create patentable assets.

Air Canada

Head Office: Montreal

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • Annual Art of Excellence Award which includes fully paid trip to a ceremony hosted in a unique location for the winner.
  • Employees who are new mothers get 100% top-up for the first two weeks of maternity leave.

Bank of Canada

Head Office: Ontario

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • Onsite fitness memberships are subsidised with the option to include family members of employees.
  • Provides top-up payments for new mothers to the amount of 93% of their salary for 27 weeks.

Bayer Canada

Head Office: Toronto

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • Education and tuition subsidies of up to $7,000 are available for ongoing training to all employees.
  • Advocates of work-life balance and even promotes reduced summer hours.

Dalhousie University

Head Office: Nova Scotia

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • Provides top –up payments for new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents (the longer the employment with the company, the higher the top-up payments).
  • Provides free tuition for employees and subsidised tuition for family members of employees.

KPMG

Head Office: Toronto

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list

  • Prides its self on supporting employees’ work-life balance through a variety of flexible work options, one of which includes their Personal Care program which provides employees with up to 50 hours of paid time-off annually.
  • The company supports and works to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace.

L’Oreal

Head Office: Montreal

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • L’Oreal supports their employees’ work-life balance and provides flexible working hours, permits telecommuting and even closes early on Fridays during winter and summer seasons.
  • Promotes excellence in the workplace by providing expenses paid VIP trips to company-sponsored events.

Siemens

Head Office: Ontario

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • New employees do not have to wait to earn paid vacation allowance; they receive three weeks of paid leave immediately.
  • Siemens offers a profit-sharing and share purchase plan for all employees to take full advantage of. 

TD Bank Group

Head Office: Ontario

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • The bank is highly regarded for its excellent financial benefits which include but are not limited to: low-interest mortgages, end of year bonuses and discounts on banking services for employees.
  • Employees with families are catered for very well with flexible working hours and the option to tailor working hours so that parents with young children can have a few days off to volunteer at their child’s school.

University of Toronto

Head Office: Toronto

Examples as to why it made it to the Top 100 list…

  • Provides onsite day-care facilities and provides generous off-site day-care subsidies for parents of up to $2,000 per child.
  • Promotes healthy work-life balance for all employees by permitting telecommuting, flexi-time and reduced working hours in the summer.

Do you want to live and work in Canada? Have you applied to any of the companies listed in Canada’s Top 100 Employers list? Tell us about your journey and experiences so far in the comments section below. You can also read the full list of employers here.

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