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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 ...

Rogers Communications Inc., Toronto. Cable; 24,102 employees. Offers generous discounts on a wide range of company products.

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto. Banking; 52,815 employees. Offers discounted mortgage and personal loan rates to employees.

RSA Canada Group, Toronto. Insurance; 1,730 employees. Offers a range of alternative work arrangements and reduced summer hours.

SAP Canada Inc., North York. Custom computer programming; 2,131 employees. Offers tuition subsidies to $10,000 each year for job-related courses.

SAS Institute (Canada) Inc., Toronto. Custom computer programming; 269 employees. Employees enjoy full breakfasts while on the job (free on Fridays) and healthy snacks throughout the day.

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Toronto. Drug store;1,323 employees. Offers referral bonuses up to $3,000.

Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Hospital; 1,797 employees. Offers parental leave top-up payments for new fathers and adoptive parents to 93 per cent of salary for 12 weeks.

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

Takeda Canada Inc., Oakville. Medicinal and botanical manufacturing; 234 employees. Provides year-end bonuses and a profit-sharing plan available to all employees.

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

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 (TIFF), Toronto. Motion pictures; 149 employees. Offers internship opportunities and in-house training programs.

Unilever Canada Inc., Toronto. Toiletry product manufacturing; 1,392 employees. Provides parental leave top-up payments to employees who are adoptive parents.

United Way of Greater Toronto, Toronto. Grant making and giving services; 196 employees. Provides a subsidy to $12,000 for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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

William Osler Health System, Brampton. Hospital; 2,792 employees. Contributes to a defined benefit pension plan.

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

XE.com Inc., Newmarket. Non-depository credit intermediation; 25 employees. Provides an employee lounge with television, foosball, table hockey and table tennis.

Xerox Canada Inc., Toronto. Computer manufacturing; 3,588 employees. Offers subsidies for tuition up to $6,000 and professional accreditation.

Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd., Toronto. Motor vehicle wholesalers; 169 employees. Head office provides a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus.

YMCA of Greater Toronto, Toronto. Individual and family services; 1,310 employees. Offers phased-in work options for older employees.

York, Regional Municipality of, Newmarket. Regional government; 2,759 employees. Features an onsite fitness facility.

YWCA Toronto. Individual and family services; 203 employees. Provides more time off to employees working in a challenging industry, with four weeks of vacation to start.

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