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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