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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.

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.

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.

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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