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In addition to clinical roles, many nurses at SickKids hold leadership positions. The Hospital for Sick Children, which rejoins the GTA Top Employers list, is a teaching and research-intensive Toronto hospital dedicated to improving children’s health. (Hospital for Sick Children)
In addition to clinical roles, many nurses at SickKids hold leadership positions. The Hospital for Sick Children, which rejoins the GTA Top Employers list, is a teaching and research-intensive Toronto hospital dedicated to improving children’s health. (Hospital for Sick Children)

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The GTA’s 95 top employers for 2013 Add to ...

Accenture PLC, Toronto. Custom computer programming; 3,793 employees. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to a maximum of $15,000.

Aecon Group Inc., Toronto. Construction and infrastructure development; 9,684 employees. Offers year-end bonuses for all.

AMEC Americas Ltd., Oakville. Engineering services; 7,200 employees. Offers a two-year engineer-in-training program for engineering graduates preparing to write the PEng Ontario licensing exam.

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Amex Canada Inc., Markham. Credit card issuing; 3,269 employees. Offers retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options.

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO), Toronto. Labour unions and organizations; 38 employees. Provides maternity leave top-up payments to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks.

Bank of Montreal, Toronto. Banking; 28,686 employees. Has managed a diversity and workplace equity office for nearly 20 years.

Bayer Inc., Toronto. Pharmaceutical manufacturing; 702 employees. Offers tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions.

Becton Dickinson Canada Inc., Mississauga. Medical technology; 545 employees. Offers a share purchase plan available to all employees.

BMW Canada Inc., Richmond Hill. Automobile wholesaler; 171 employees. Offers a variety of in-house and online training programs.

CAA South Central Ontario, Thornhill. Insurance; 1,146 employees. Offers a variety of alternative work arrangements.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Toronto. Banking; 33,965 employees. Manages a dedicated women’s employee network.

Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., Toronto. Hardware stores; 68,000 employees. Provides subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation.

Capital One Bank (Canada Branch), Toronto. Credit card issuing; 815 employees. Offers an adoption subsidy up to $5,000.

Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., Toronto. Publishers; 984 employees. Offers employee referral bonuses to $1,500 for successful hires.

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto. Child and youth services; 581 employees. Considers previous work experience for vacation entitlement.

Central Community Care Access Centre/CCAC, Newmarket. Home health care; 591 employees. Encourages life-work balance with a a 35-hour work week.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto. Specialty hospitals; 2,067 employees. Onsite amenities include a fitness facility with free membership.

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto. Child and youth services; 764 employees. Starts employees with four weeks of paid vacation.

Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada, Toronto. Insurance; 400 employees. Provides formal mentoring and career planning services.

Coca-Cola Canada, Toronto. Soft drink manufacturing; 5,186 employees. Offers extended health benefits coverage during maternity leave.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto. Professional organization; 285 employees. Provides compassionate leave top-up payments to 100 per cent of salary for eight weeks.

Corus Entertainment Inc., Toronto. Television broadcasting; 1,522 employees. Head office features a unique daylight harvesting lighting system.

Dell Canada Inc., North York. Electronic computer manufacturing; 945 employees. Provides employer contributions to a matching RRSP plan.

Diamond & Schmitt Architects Inc., Toronto. Architectural services;120 employees. Offers in-house apprenticeship programs.

Digital Rapids Corp., Markham. Computer systems design; 56 employees. Offers a profit-sharing plan available to all employees.

Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, Oshawa. Colleges, universities and professional schools; 713 employees. Employees help direct the college’s charitable program.

eHealth Ontario, Toronto. Computer systems design; 832 employees. Offers parental leave top-up to new fathers and adoptive parents to 93 per cent of salary for 15 weeks.

EllisDon Corp., Mississauga. Building construction; 1,164 employees. Added more than 150 new positions last year.

EMD Inc., Mississauga. Pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing; 152 employees. Offers adoptive parents a subsidy to help cover the costs of adoption.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Ltd., Toronto. Car rental; 2,183 employees. Encourages employees to volunteer in the community with up to two volunteer days off each year.

Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto. Certified public accountants; 4,427 employees. Maintains an environmental sustainability advisory panel to help reduce the firm’s environmental footprint.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Toronto. Hotels; 8,705 employees. Offers discounted rates at their hotels and resorts around the world for employees plus their families and friends.

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, Toronto. Portfolio management; 666 employees. Encourages employees to stay in shape with fitness club subsidies.

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Toronto. Lawyers; 1,437 employees. Offers leadership training and in-house apprenticeship programs.

Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories Inc., Brampton. Medical laboratories; 1,835 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees who pursue postsecondary studies.

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