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THE LIST

List of Canada’s top 100 employers for 2013 Add to ...

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary. Petroleum and natural gas; 12,897 employees. Offers more than 10 personal paid days off taken at the employees’ discretion.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Hospitals; 5,208 employees. Offers fertility drug treatments through its health benefits plan.

Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto. Banking; 43,850 employees. Operates an in-house rotational work program for women returning to work.

Technip Canada Ltd., St. John’s. Engineering services; 124 employees. Offers a range of alternative work arrangements.

Telus Corp., Vancouver, B.C. Telecommunications; 24,443 employees. Hosts an annual day of service to encourage employee volunteerism.

Toronto Hydro Corp., Toronto. Electric power distribution; 1,742 employees. Employees can apply for an unpaid leave of absence for up to one year.

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto. Motion pictures; 149 employees. Offers internship opportunities and in-house training programs.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., Cambridge, Ont. Automobile manufacturing; 7,024 employees. Offers generous discounts for the lease or purchase of new vehicles.

Trican Well Service Ltd., Calgary. Support for oil and gas operations; 2,395 employees. Offers profit-sharing and a share purchase plan available to all employees.

Union Gas Ltd., Chatham-Kent, Ont. Natural gas distribution; 2,192 employees. New employees start at three weeks of paid vacation.

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton and Saint John. Colleges and universities; 1,782 employees. Offers parental leave top-up payments to new fathers or adoptive parents up to 95 per cent of salary for 17 weeks.

University of Toronto. Colleges and universities; 8,485 employees. Manages onsite daycare facilities at each campus location.

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, Vancouver. Credit unions; 1,836 employees. Recently added a rooftop garden managed entirely by volunteer employees.

Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria. Hospitals; 8,098 employees. Offers an onsite co-operatively run fitness facility.

Vancouver, City of. Legislative bodies; 6,898 employees. Depending upon the position, offers flexible hours and an earned days-off program.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Vancouver. Sawmills; 4,931 employees. Offers a share purchase plan option to all employees.

WestJet Airlines Ltd., Calgary. Air transportation; 5,806 employees. Donated more than 4,790 flights to charitable initiatives last year.

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc., Winnipeg. Airport operation; 150 employees. Provides discounts at airport restaurants and retail outlets.

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, Halifax. Human resource programs; 382 employees. Offers retirement planning workshops.

World Vision Canada, Mississauga, Ont. Social advocacy; 442 employees. Provides employees with the opportunity to visit locations where World Vision operates.

Xerox Canada Inc., Toronto. Computer manufacturing; 3,588 employees. Encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies up to $6,000.

Yellow Pages Group Co., Verdun, Que. Directory publishers; 2,761 employees. Added more than 280 new positions last year.

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