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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 ...

General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GM), Oshawa. Motor vehicle manufacturing; 10,317 employees. Head office offers a subsidized membership fitness facility and a quiet room for meditation and reflection.

Goodrich Aerospace Canada Ltd., Oakville. Aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturing; 967 employees. Offers career planning services.

Halton, Regional Municipality of, Oakville. Regional government; 1,706 employees. Provides an employee lounge and cafeteria with healthy menus.

Hewlett-Packard Canada Co., Mississauga. Electronic computer manufacturing; 6,372 employees. Offers flexible hours, telecommuting and compressed workweek options.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto. Specialty hospitals; 503 employees. Manages an onsite daycare facility.

Home Depot Canada, Toronto. Hardware stores; 13,580 employees. Provides a free fitness facility at head office and a nap room for those who need a quick rest.

Honeywell International Inc., Mississauga. Automatic environmental control manufacturing; 4,123 employees. Employees receive time off to volunteer for charitable causes.

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Hospitals; 4,529 employees. Supports employee development and offers a formal management training program.

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto. Colleges, universities, and professional schools; 1,355 employees. Manages an onsite daycare facility.

Intelex Technologies Inc., Toronto. Software publishers; 168 employees. Offers subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation.

Ipsos Canada, Toronto. Marketing research and public opinion polling; 690 employees. Includes signing bonuses for some employees.

KPMG LLP, Toronto. Certified public accountants; 5,778 employees. Manages a national diversity advisory board to oversee the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

Kruger Products Ltd., Mississauga. Paper mills; 1,915 employees. Provides year-end bonuses for all.

Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto. Professional organizations; 520 employees. Helps older workers prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance.

Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Brampton. Supermarkets; 29,725 employees. Manages a fully-paid 18-month training program for recent graduates.

LoyaltyOne Inc., Toronto. Marketing consulting services; 1,226 employees. Offers a share purchase plan available to all employees.

Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto. Life insurance; 10,999 employees. Lets employees customize their health benefits plan.

Mars Canada Inc., Bolton. Confectionery manufacturing; 474 employees. Employees manage an in-house environmental sustainability team.

Marsh Canada Ltd., Toronto. Insurance; 1,157 employees. Provides referral bonuses to $5,000.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto. Lawyers; 1,467 employees. Offers formal mentoring.

Medtronic of Canada Ltd., Brampton. Medical apparatus manufacturing; 437 employees. Head office features a lounge with a pool table, video games and table hockey.

Meridian Credit Union, Toronto. Credit unions; 956 employees. Offers a range of in-house and online training programs.

Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Toronto. Technical and trade schools; 162 employees. Provides parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents to 85 per cent of salary for 35 weeks.

Miller Group, Markham. Highway, street and bridge construction; 3,816 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees for postsecondary education.

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Hospital; 2,302 employees. Offers retirement planning assistance along with phased-in work options.

National Ballet of Canada, Toronto. Dance company; 216 employees. Head office features an onsite fitness facility with free membership.

Nelson Education Ltd., Toronto. Publisher; 398 employees. Provides paid time off for employees to volunteer for their favourite charitable initiatives.

Novo Nordisk Canada Inc., Mississauga. Pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing; 273 employees. Supports local, national and international charitable organizations.

Ontario Power Authority, Toronto. Regulation and administration of utilities; 214 employees. New employees receive three weeks paid vacation as well as paid personal days off.

Ontario Public Service, Toronto. Provincial government; 62,441 employees. Manages a number of internship, co-op and summer student programs.

Ontario Securities Commission, Toronto. Regulation, licensing and inspection of commercial sectors; 491 employees. Offers a variety of alternative work arrangements.

Peel Regional Police, Brampton. Police protection; 2,798 employees. Manages an onsite daycare facility.

Pelmorex Media Inc., Oakville. Television broadcasting; 356 employees. Offers six weeks paid vacation for long-serving employees.

PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Mississauga. Soft drink manufacturing; 4,186 employees. Offers referral bonuses to $5,000.

PowerStream Inc., Vaughan. Electric power distribution; 515 employees. Provides an onsite cafeteria with healthy menus and subsidized meals.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto. Certified public accountants; 6,527 employees. Hosts employee-led environmental committees at offices across the country.

Procter & Gamble Inc., Toronto. Toiletry product manufacturing; 2,012 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees who attend postsecondary institutions.

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