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Intuit Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.intuit.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 9276 (424 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 to 2018


The $1,000 Well-Being for Life incentive at Intuit covers physical, emotional and financial well-being services such as massages, meditation, Headspace App, sports equipment, camping gear, financial advising services, house cleaning and activity-tracking devices (e.g. Apple Watch).

At Intuit, our employees always come first. The decisions we make ensure that we enable our teams to do the best work of their lives so that they can make an impact on the lives of our customers.

Jeff Cates, President, Intuit Canada
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ATB Financial

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / BANKING/ CREDIT SERVICES
www.atb.com

Head office: Edmonton, AB
Employees: 5,416 in Canada
Previous years on list: 2009, 2010, 2015 to 2017


ATB’s Flexible Pension Plan combines retirement savings and a wealth accumulation component to help employees achieve their financial goals. Each component is funded at 4% of pensionable earnings, with employee contribution matching as well.

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Ultimate Software

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.ultimatesoftware.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 5,327 (244 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Ultimate promotes a culture of inclusivity, equality and diversity through companywide Communities of Interest such as PrideUS and Women in Leadership. Ultimate’s workforce is comprised of almost half women and minority representation is more than 45%.

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Salesforce

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.salesforce.com/ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 32,717 (1,389 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Volunteer Time Off gives Salesforce employees seven paid days every year and a generous $5,000 matching policy to spend on causes that are meaningful to them. The top 100 volunteers receive an additional $10,000 to donate.

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SAP Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.sap.com/canada

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 84,100 (3,761 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


SAP Canada’s goal is to have 1% of employees on the autism spectrum by 2020. Through the Autism at Work program, the company reviews its business needs and open positions for synergies with individuals on the spectrum.

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Whirlpool Canada

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION / PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS
www.whirlpoolcorp.com

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 93,000 (234 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Career Plans at Whirlpool include an aspirational role and subsequent roles to achieve it. Every month, one function completes succession planning, and employees are added to succession lists based on the roles identified in their Career Plan.

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Ryan ULC

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.ryan.com/canada

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 2,495 (201 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2013 to 2018


In the myRyan work environment, employees have the flexibility to work where and when they want, consistent with the needs of clients and the firm, as long as work is completed and results are achieved.

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Kronos Incorporated

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.kronos.com

Head office: Montreal, QC
Employees: 5,455 (348 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2015 to 2018


myTime at Kronos gives all Kronites paid time off whenever they need for whatever reason. Sick time, vacation, bereavement, volunteer time ... anything in order to achieve maximum balance between work responsibilities and personal lives.

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Mastercard Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
www.mastercard.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 14,395 (130 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Mastercard offers each employee up to five work days per calendar year to engage in eligible volunteer and community outreach activities. In Canada, this totals 650 volunteer days per year donated by Mastercard Canada team members!

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SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
www.sas.com/en_ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 14,368 (329 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2010 to 2014, 2017


The Wellness Allowance at SAS Institute covers ongoing health activities and gym memberships of an employee’s choice to a maximum of $1,100 per year. Alternatively, employees can purchase gym equipment for home use for the same amount.

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Cisco Systems Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
www.cisco.com/c/en_ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 74,000 (1,900 in CA)
Previous years on list: NA


Cisco employees have five days of paid time off (PTO) to volunteer at a non-profit organization or school of their choice. This is in addition to their regular PTO days.

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Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador

SOCIAL SERVICES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES / HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
www.keyassetsnl.ca

Head office: St. John’s, NL
Employees: 1,084 (384 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2016 to 2018


To reward attendance, employees with no sick/family leave during the prior six months receive a day off with pay. Alternatively, they can choose a $100 gift card.

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Admiral Insurance

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / AUTO INSURANCE
www.joinadmiral.ca

Head office: Halifax, NS
Employees: 10,974 (444 in CA)
Times on Cdn list: 2010 to 2014, 2016 to 2018


Everyone who works at Admiral is an owner. Twice a year Admiral purchases shares for all employees. These shares vest for three years before they can be cashed out, but in the interim dividends are paid twice a year.

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AbbVie

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS
www.abbvie.ca/en

Head office: Montreal, QC
Employees: 29,000 (500 in CA)
Times on Cdn list: 2014 to 2018


The Patients at Heart program allows AbbVie’s employees to meet their most important stakeholder – patients. Partnering with Patient Associations, employees meet patients, listen to them, gain understanding of their challenges and offer concrete support.

Every business is undergoing digital transformation. As leaders, we must remember that people – not technology – are at the centre of change.

Andrew Au, President & Co-Founder, Intercept
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G Adventures

RETAIL / SPECIALTY
www.gadventures.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,723 (3,253 in Can)
Previous years on list: 2010 to 2018


Employees are entitled to one FAM (familiarization trip) every 10 months. There are no destination restrictions, and G covers the cost of the trip up to $3,000. Employees are also entitled to $750 off their flight(s).

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Stryker

HEALTH CARE / MEDICAL SALES/DISTRIBUTION
www.stryker.com

Head office: Hamilton, ON
Employees: 32,100 (894 in Can)
Previous years on list: 2010 to 2018


Stryker’s Alternative Work Arrangements provides workplace flexibility to help employees address their needs. There are multiple options including flexible start/end times, the ability to work from home, and a reduction in work hours.

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Grant Thornton LLP

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING AND AUDITING
www.grantthornton.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 2,054 in Canada
Previous years on list: 2008 to 2018


Grant Thornton has almost 100 accredited coaches; most are senior partners. Every six months, people sign up for coaching, and there are now hundreds of junior people being coached by members of the senior leadership team.

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ARI

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.arifleet.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 2,189
Previous years on list: 2017, 2018


Partners In Excellence (PIE) is ARI’s recognition program and its cultural glue. Events like PIE Week (full of fun, surprises and special events) and PIE Bonuses (up to 17 days’ salary) engage and celebrate employees.

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Randstad Canada

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / STAFFING & RECRUITMENT
www.cadence.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 37,930 (950 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2007 to 2018


Randstad looks for ways to promote balance and provide information to enhance employees’ lives outside of work. The company has webinars, meetings, newsletters and other resources to support financial, physical and mental health.

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Ceridian

Information Technology
www.ceridian.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 4,444 (1,723 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2009, 2018


Ceridian encourages employees to take the time they need to refresh and recharge. Employees choose the amount of paid days off they will take in a year, and there is no limit.

Treat people with dignity and respect, and they will give it right back to you.

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
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Edelman Public Relations Worldwide Canada Inc.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.edelman.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 6,100 (253 in CA)
Previous years on list:2012 to 2018


Employees at Edelman get one day off each year to be curious about the world around them – to immerse themselves in the arts, culture, politics, literature, charitable organizations; wherever their curiosity takes them.

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Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS / PHARMACEUTICALS
www.astellas.ca

Head office: Markham, ON
Employees:617,202 (129 in CA)
Previous years on list:2016 to 2018


To promote giving back to the community, employees at Astellas Pharma Canada are able to take five paid days off per year to volunteer at a charitable organization.

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Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.d

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION / AUTOMOTIVE
www.hyundaicanada.com

Head office: Markham, ON
Employees: 118,500 (207 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Hyundai tops up annual salary to 75% for 16 weeks during maternity leave. Team members welcoming a new child also receive an extra five paid days off (“Baby Bonding” days) immediately following the birth/adoption of their child.

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BMW Canada Inc.

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION
www.bmw.ca

Head office: Richmond Hill, ON
Employees: 133,475 (197 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2013 to 2017


Within the first 30 days at BMW, new associates can testdrive a new vehicle overnight. After attending a product information session, they drive home and share the experience with their family and friends.

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The Capital Markets Company Limited (Capco)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / CONSULTING MANAGEMENT
www.capco.com

Head office: Toronto, ON, ON
Employees:4,000 (294 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2014 to 2018


Work hard, play hard! Capco knows how much effort its employees put into the business, so with unlimited vacation they can take as much time as they need to unwind and refresh.

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Capital One Canada

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / BANKING/ CREDIT SERVICES
www.capitalone.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 49,300 (1,244 in CA)
Previous years on list:2011, 2014 to 2018


At the Annual People Leader Summit, people leaders of all levels connect as one leadership team to discuss challenges, share best practices, and showcase tools and resources to help take each associate’s leadership journey to the next level.

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Visa Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
www.visa.ca/en_ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees:15,500 (109 in CA)
Previous years on list: NA


The Visa Go Share Program provides opportunity to work outside current roles or in different countries. These exciting short-term projects range anywhere from two weeks to three months and are on a full-time basis.

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EY Canada

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.ey.com/ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 260,000 (5,922 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2013, 2015 to 2018


Eligible employees at EY Canada receive a fitness reimbursement up to $1,000. This can be used to purchase fitness equipment and other fitness activities such as yoga classes, tennis lessons and fitness club dues.

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Hilton

HOSPITALITY / HOTEL/RESORT
www.hiltonworldwide.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 165,000 (1,436 in CA)
Previous years on list: NA


Team Members receive deep discounts on room rates and perks through GoHilton and can share them with family and friends. When Team Members reach 10 years of service, they receive the discounted rate for life.

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LoyaltyOne Co.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / ADVERTISING AND MARKETING
www.loyalty.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,257 in Canada
Previous years on list:2016 to 2018


“Pass it On” at LoyaltyOne allows peer-to-peer recognition with a note of thanks or AIR MILES® Reward Miles. Every associate is provided with a monthly budget of recognition miles to give out through the program.

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Cactus Restaurants Ltd.

HOSPITALITY / FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
www.cactusclubcafe.com

Head office: Vancouver, BC
Employees: 4,471 in Canada
Previous years on list:2015 to 2018


Cactus University (Cactus U) allows its young professionals to build the skills and competencies necessary for progressive leadership. The program is strategically designed to create long-term success while also.

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Kiewit

CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE & REAL ESTATE / INFRASTRUCTURE
www.kiewit.com

Head office:Oakville, ON
Employees:10,270 (1,307 in CA)
Previous years on list:2011 to 2018


Kiewit employees are proud to say, “We built that.” For over 75 years, Kiewit’s people have built iconic structures in Canada, including the Sea to Sky Highway, Welland Canal and, most recently, the Turcot Interchange.

Magic happens when you allow people to bring their true, authentic selves and their wild ideas to work.

Christine Vigna, VP People and Culture, Dejero
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Wavemaker Canada ULC

MEDIA
www.wavemakerglobal.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 3,000 (151 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2016 to 2018


Wavemaker employees can work from home one to two days per week or move work hours around to support work-life balance. This agile way of working is supported by technology for seamless flow regardless of work location.

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JOEY Restaurant Group

HOSPITALITY / FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
www.joeyrestaurants.com

Head office: Vancouver, BC
Employees: 4,700 (4,000 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2010 to 2018


JOEY promotes from within. All positions are posted internally, and 95% of the company’s management team has come from a front-line position.

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Deloitte

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.deloitte.com/ca

Head office: Toronto, ON, ON
Employees:286,000 (10,747 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006, 2007, 2011 to 2015


Orbis is Deloitte’s workplace strategy allowing people to work in ways best for them. Options include open work areas, treadmill desks or living-room-style collaboration space. Technology tools support connectedness in this optimal work environment.

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TD Bank Group

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / BANKING/ CREDIT SERVICES
www.td.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 90,098 (58,290 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2018


Global Employee Appreciation Week at TD Bank is a highly anticipated event. TD invests approximately $2.5 million in celebrating employees for their work and commitment to the company by hosting exciting and memorable experiences.

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TJX Canada

RETAIL / SPECIALITY
www.tjxcanada.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 258,429 (26,855 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2012, 2014 to 2018


TJX Canada offers a competitive rewards package that includes competitive salaries, benefits and retirement plans to salaried and hourly associates across the organization. Improvements are continually made based on feedback from associates and market data.

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Morningstar Canada

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / INVESTMENTS
www.morningstar.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 4,724 (112 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2013 to 2018


Every four years of service, regular, full-time employees who are continuing their employment with Morningstar are eligible for a sabbatical leave of up to six weeks. Employees receive full salary and benefits while on sabbatical.

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RBC

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / BANKING/ CREDIT SERVICES
www.rbc.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 76,100 (52,000 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2009 to 2018


The RBC Retirement Program and Savings Program provide best-in-class features for building retirement savings that support employees through different life phases. The ‘Invest in Yourself’ site provides tips and tools for financial planning.

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New Castle Hotels & Resorts

HOSPITALITY / HOTEL/RESORT
www.newcastlehotels.com

Head office: Halifax, NS
Employees: 1,464 (705 in CA)
Previous years on list: NA


Employees at New Castle Hotels & Resorts receive a discount of 70% off room rates in cities around the world. With the discount applied, rates start at less than $50 a night.

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3M Canada

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION
www.3m.ca

Head office: London, ON
Employees: 89,650 (1,899 in CA)
Previous years on list:2016 to 2018


Employees with 10+ years of service are invited to 3M’s annual Service Awards Gala in years they are celebrating a milestone anniversary. Hosted by the GM and senior leadership team, the gala brings together employees from across Canada.

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Connect Hearing

RETAIL / SPECIALTY
www.connecthearing.ca

Head office: Victoria, BC
Employees: NA (453 in CA)
Previous years on list:2010 to 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


Employees receive a free hearing aid every two years as needed. Immediate family enjoy 50% off, and at their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. year, employees can designate free hearing aids to an immediate family member.

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BASF Canada

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION / CHEMICALS
www.basf.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 113,830 (1,190 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2018


Subject to work requirements, employees at BASF may work from home for up to two days every week. Employees may also observe flexible work hours with their supervisor’s approval.

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Hilti Canada Corporation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
www.careers.hilti.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 28,000 (558 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006, 2010 to 2015, 2017, 2018


Basic Training Seminar (BTS) at Hilti is more than onboarding; it also cements Hilti’s caring culture as the new team members strengthen their product and tool knowledge by helping build a Habitat for Humanity house.

It is powerful when each and every person working with us feels compelled to make a difference in shaping our culture and how we travel together.

Martin Bell, CEO, Urban Systems
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BMO Financial Group

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / BANKING/ CREDIT SERVICES
www.bmo.com

Head office: Toronto, ON, ON
Employees:45,252 (29,754 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2016 to 2018


BMO-U is a personalized learning experience empowering employees to develop new capabilities and compete in the new world of work. Courses, videos, infographics, workshops and social collaboration are available at work or on the go.

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Softchoice

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / IT CONSULTING
www.softchoice.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,775 (1,205 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2018


Learning and development at Softchoice is supported by many programs including Softchoice University’s best-inclass programs and tools, LinkedIn Learning content curated for individual roles, the Softchoice Sales Academy and corporate orientation for all new hires.

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The Adecco Group, Canada

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / STAFFING & RECRUITMENT
www.adecco.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 34,000 (322 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2014, 2016 to 2018


Through Win 4 Youth, Adecco employees compete in sporting challenges to raise money for youth foundations around the world. These events inspire employees and promote in them a passion for fitness and well-being.

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Thomson Reuters Canada

MEDIA / PUBLISHING AND PRINTING
www.thomsonreuters.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 25,000 (1,240 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2015, 2017, 2018


The flexible benefit plan at Thomson Reuters allows employees to choose options unique to their own/their family’s needs – plus any excess credits can be applied to their RRSP or Health Spending Account.

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SC Johnson

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION / FAST MOVING CONSUMER GOODST
www.scjohnson.ca

Head office: Brantford, ON
Employees: 13,000 (301 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2006 to 2014, 2017, 2018


Employees have year-round access to SC Johnson’s privately owned resort on Lake Joseph. This multi-cottage property provides employees, retirees and their guests with vacation time to relax and enjoy water sports and activities.

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FCT

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE / HOME INSURANCE
www.fct.ca

Head office:Oakville, ON
Employees: 17,300 (845 in CA)
Previous years on list: 2015 to 2018


FCT has an online giving portal that empowers employees to give back to causes that are important to them. FCT matches the donation up to $50 per employee per year.



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