Skip to main content
1000+ EMPLOYEES
Legend:
Best Workplace for 5+ years
Best Workplace for 10+ years
Best Workplace for 15+ years
World's Best Multinational

Hilton

HOSPITALITY // HOTEL/RESORT

hilton.com/en/corporate

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 127,980 (1,269 in CA)

Thrive at Hilton inspires their team members to bring their best selves to work every day. Through their Thrive Sabbaticals, team members are selected for the “Give a Dream, Live a Dream” four-week paid sabbatical – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Hilton kitchen employees

Intuit Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

intuit.com/ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 9,814 (441 in CA)

In addition to vacation, regular company holidays and a day off on their birthday, Intuit introduced new time-off resources such as supplemental sick time, family support time, company-wide Recharge Days and a paid day off to commemorate Juneteenth.

Intuit Canada employees

ATB Financial

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // BANKING/CREDIT SERVICES

atb.com

Head office: Edmonton, AB
Employees: 5,414 in CA

The Heroes recognition platform at ATB allows employees to recognize their fellow ATB’ers for the great work that they do day to day! Employees can also share their own progress and successes with team members so everyone celebrates daily victories together!

ATB Financial employee

Salesforce

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

salesforce.com/ca/

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 55,000 (1,800 in CA)

The volunteer time off program at Salesforce is crucial to how they give back to the community. Employees have seven paid days to volunteer, a yearly matching policy (up to $5,000), and teams often volunteer together for team building.

Salesforce employees

Admiral Insurance

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // AUTO INSURANCE

joinadmiral.ca

Head office: Halifax, NS
Employees: 11,243 (403 in CA)

Every year, Admiral Insurance purchases £3,600 ($6,300 Cdn) worth of company stock for employees. These shares in Admiral vest over three years before cashing out, with dividends paid in the interim.

Admiral Insurance employee

SAP Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

sap.com/canada

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 102,814 (3,344 in CA)

The Internship Experience Program (iXp) at SAP shows their commitment to early talent. Ranging from 8 to 12 months, and with a goal to convert students to full-time roles, these internships offer practical work experience with opportunities to network.

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION // AUTOMOTIVE

hyundaicanada.com

Head office: Markham, ON
Employees: 285,588 (240 in CA)

Hyundai Auto Canada focuses on mental wellness and actively works to remove stigma. Benefit coverage for mental wellness increased to $1,500 per family member yearly. They also have a $500 health care spending account and a $200 personal spending account.

Ryan ULC

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

ryan.com/canada

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 2,729 (268 in CA)

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

Whirlpool Canada

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION // PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS

whirlpoolcanada.com

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 92,000 (227 in CA)

Whirlpool values open and transparent communication – they have monthly Town Hall meetings attended by all employees and the GM meets with new employees, for a quarterly welcome lunch and conducts one-on-ones with 20 employees monthly.

Visa Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

visa.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 20,360 (133 in CA)

Visa Canada’s Health & Wellness Lifestyle Benefit includes a wide range of in-office perks like yoga and monthly chair massages. Their in-house Wellness Consultant provides mindfulness sessions and stretch breaks online, as well as pre-recorded yoga sessions.

FedEx Express Canada

TRANSPORTATION // PACKAGE & FREIGHT TRANSPORT

www.fedex.com

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 500,000 (8,360 in CA)

The FedEx team is empowered to make a difference in the communities they serve. Employee pride abounds after a year where their shipping services not only helped keep the economy moving but also brought life-saving COVID vaccines into Canada and across the country.

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

ukg.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 12,564 (534 in CA)

UKG matches all employee contributions to the RRSP plan at 45%. Employees can contribute any amount up to CRA limits. There is no cap on employer contributions, and this matching amount is paid every period rather than waiting until the year’s end.

DHL Express (Canada), Ltd.

TRANSPORTATION // PACKAGE & FREIGHT TRANSPORT

dhl.com

Head office: Brampton, ON
Employees: 100,000 (1,635 in CA)

Yearly, DHL Express Canada hosts an Appreciation Week. The week includes meals, massages and fun entertainment. Senior leaders visit the locations to join in the festivities and hand out personalized thank you cards and generous gift cards.

Mastercard Canada

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

mastercard.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 20,491 (366 in CA)

Mastercard’s values and service to the community go hand in hand. In this spirit, Mastercard offers each employee up to five workdays per calendar year to engage in eligible volunteer and community outreach activities.

Kiewit Canada Group Inc.

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE // INFRASTRUCTURE

kiewit.ca

Head office: Oakville, ON
Employees: 12,783 (1,681 in CA)

Kiewit employees are proud to say, “We built that.” For more than 75 years, they have been building iconic structures in Canada, including the Welland Canal, Hibernia and Hebron oil platforms, Port Mann Bridge and most recently the Turcot Interchange.

Engaged employees perform better, but simply measuring engagement isn’t enough...

Klick Health

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES // ADVERTISING & MARKETING

klick.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,200 (900 in CA)

Due to COVID-19, Klick’s in-house fitness classes have gone virtual with instructors leading sessions over Zoom. Klick’s company-wide Wellness Challenge promotes physical and mental wellness with prizes like a Peloton bike. Klicksters also received $500 for home offices.

Morningstar Research Inc.

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // INVESTMENTS

morningstar.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 8,296 (475 in CA)

Regular, full-time employees at Morningstar are eligible for a sabbatical leave of up to six weeks in length after every four years of completed service. Employees continue to receive full salary and benefits while on sabbatical.

JOEY Restaurant Group

HOSPITALITY // FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

joeyrestaurants.com

Head office: Vancouver, BC
Employees: 2,800 (2,100 in CA)

As part of their commitment to diversity, JOEY created a diversity mentorship program where up-and-coming leaders can chose to work with other visible minority leaders.

RBC

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // BANKING/CREDIT SERVICES

rbc.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 86,000 (61,741 in CA)

RBC’s vision is to be among the most inclusive and successful companies, putting diversity into action to help employees, clients and communities thrive. Their programs empower people to grow and achieve, and they value diversity of thought to challenge the status quo.

AIRMILES Reward Program (LoyaltyOne)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES // ADVERTISING & MARKETING

loyalty.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,192 (812 in CA)

Pass it On is AIR MILES’ unique internal platform that 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 – or “boost” – their peer’s recognitions.

Grant Thornton LLP

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES // ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING AND AUDITING

grantthornton.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 2,224 in CA

Grant Thornton hosts “Senior Listening Team” conversations with colleagues in each business unit. This allows colleagues to have an open discussion with senior leaders about what’s most important to them, share their ideas and insights, and ask questions.

Stryker Canada ULC

HEALTH CARE // MEDICAL SALES/ DISTRIBUTION

stryker.com

Head office: Waterdown, ON
Employees: 40,000 (647 in CA)

Stryker Canada’s annual Employee Appreciation Week is a week filled with exciting activities, Stryker swag, prizes, food and entertainment. This is a strong tradition at Stryker, and they tie the theme to their mission and values.

SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

sas.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 13,532 (281 in CA)

The Wellness Allowance at SAS Institute covers ongoing health activities and gyms of employee’s choice (max $1,100/yr) or the purchase of gym equipment for home use for the same amount.

Edelman Public Relations Worldwide Canada Inc.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES // ADVERTISING & MARKETING

edelman.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 5,790 (210 in CA)

Edelman Canada recognizes the importance of health and wellness. Employees receive up to $550 annually for healthy activities. They also enjoy wellness services, ergonomic equipment, and online access to Whil for stress reduction and thriving at work.

Medtronic Canada ULC

HEALTH CARE // MEDICAL SALES/DISTRIBUTION

medtronic.com

Head office: Brampton, ON
Employees: 90,000 (680 in CA)

Medtronic has an active Diversity and Inclusion Coalition and women’s network program, including Lean In Circles that provide a confidential environment to mentor, explore perspectives and develop skills to empower employees to become leaders both personally and professionally.

Hilti Canada Corporation

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

hilti.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 30,137 (652 in CA)

Basic Training Seminar is Hilti’s four-week onboarding for team members, managers and senior management. Corporate team members join in week one to build camaraderie, and due to COVID-19, their best-in-class training has now moved to a fully virtual model.

Geotab

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // SOFTWARE

geotab.com

Head office: Oakville, ON
Employees: 1,284 (856 in CA)

Geotab cares about the environment. They offer a $5,000 USD incentive to staff who purchase or lease an electric vehicle.

CWB Financial Group

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE

cwb.com

Head office: Edmonton, AB
Employees: 2,607 in CA

CWB Financial Group closed their business for a Day of Thanks. This extra day off was to thank employees for their incredible hard work through the initial pandemic period. Using #teamteal, they gave away several staycation prize packages.

TD Bank Group

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // BANKING/CREDIT SERVICES

td.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 92,829 (64,694 in CA)

TD’s enhanced mental health coverage provides an annual maximum per covered person of $3,000 for mental health practitioner benefit and 100% reimbursement of all eligible mental health expenses (after any deductibles are met).

AbbVie Corporation

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS

abbvie.ca

Head office: Montreal, QC
Employees: 47,000 (917 in CA)

The Employee Stock Purchase Plan at AbbVie provides employees with an opportunity to save for their future and share the financial success of the company. The Basic Plan includes a company contribution of 1.25 times the employee’s contribution up to $5000.

...Raise engagement levels, improve business outcomes and build trust.

Wavemaker Canada ULC

MEDIA

wavemakerglobal.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 3,000 (175 in CA)

Wavemaker offers many online learning opportunities. This includes a full licence for LinkedIn Learning and training modules that align to different levels of the organization and a road map on courses that are “required” at each level.

EY Canada

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

ey.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 300,044 (6,655 in CA)

EY’s mental health benefit in Canada supports up to $5,000 yearly (100% coverage), and eligible dependents receive the same support. Coverage includes psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, clinical counsellors and marriage/ family therapists.

Softchoice

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // IT CONSULTING

softchoice.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 1,842 (1,310 in CA)

“It’s in our DNA.” Softchoice believes in creating an environment where all employees feel accepted and supported to succeed. The employee-led ONEsoftchoice committee works to further increase awareness, remove barriers and support employee resource groups.

The Capital Markets Company Limited (Capco)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES // CONSULTING – MANAGEMENT

capco.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 4,000 (380 in CA)

At Capco, they leverage technology to establish a virtual culture ensuring that, even apart, they retain their sense of community and togetherness. They host meditation sessions, virtual cooking demos, game nights and town hall celebrations.

Novartis Canada

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS // PHARMACEUTICALS

novartis.ca

Head office: Dorval, QC
Employees: 108,775 (933 in CA)

Novartis offers many alternative work arrangements including part-time, telecommuting, job-sharing, meeting-free zones and work from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hi-Flyer Food (Canada), Inc.

HOSPITALITY // FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

hiflyer.ca

Head office: Calgary, AB
Employees: 1,049 in CA

The quarterly bonus program at Hi-Flyer Food focuses on results that directly drive overall organizational performance. This recognizes and rewards employee contributions to the overall success of the company. The incentive ranges from $500 to $5,000.

Biogen Canada Inc.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS

biogen.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 8,682 (100 in CA)

All regular employees at Biogen are eligible for sabbatical following every six years of completed service. Employees can take four consecutive weeks of paid time off, in addition to annual vacation, to use as they wish.

Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS // PHARMACEUTICALS

astellas.com

Head office: Markham, ON
Employees: 15,883 (115 in CA)

Volunteerism is a significant part of the values and culture at Astellas Pharma Canada. Employees receive up to six paid volunteer days annually that they can use to give back and make a difference in their communities.

Thomson Reuters Canada Limited

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

thomsonreuters.ca

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 24,000 (1,125 in CA)

Throughout the pandemic, Thomson Reuters supports employees with many relief measures including the Headspace App, adjustments to sick leave, COVID-19 leave, mental health day off, COVID-19 intranet page and volunteer work from home / phased return to office.

Baxter Canada

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS

baxter.ca

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 47,000 (1,133 in CA)

At Baxter Canada, they value workplace flexibility. Employees have the ability to flex their work hours, job share and work from home.

FCT

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE // HOME INSURANCE

fct.ca

Head office: Oakville, ON
Employees: 17,300 (861 in CA)

FCT’s online giving portal, administered through Benevity, empowers employees to give back to causes that are important to them. FCT matches up to $50 per employee per year. New employees receive $10 for an organization they choose.

CGI

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY // IT CONSULTING

cgi.com/canada

Head office: Montreal, QC
Employees: 76,000 (11,385 in CA)

Oxygen is CGI’s worldwide health and wellness program. Backed by a multidisciplinary team specializing in workplace health, it supports members to adopt better lifestyle habits and is at the forefront of best practices in workplace health and wellness.

Ciena

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

ciena.com

Head office: Ottawa, ON
Employees: 6,964 (2,097 in CA)

Ciena offers flexible work schedules, and 75% of employees use these options. With flexible paid time off, employees no longer have a set amount of annual paid vacation. Instead, they take time off when needed to rest, relax and recharge.

VW Credit Canada, Inc.

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE

vwfinance.ca

Head office: Saint-Laurent, QC
Employees: 15,409 (125 in CA)

VW Credit Canada provides employees and immediate family members special pricing on Volkswagen and Audi vehicles for lease. They also have a special purchase program for friends and extended family.

BD-Canada

HEALTH CARE // MEDICAL SALES/ DISTRIBUTION

bd.com

Head office: Mississauga, ON
Employees: 65,000 (411 in CA)

Every BD-Canada associate is eligible to win at least one Year End Award. These awards recognize exceptional contributions with prizes ranging from $100 to $4,000. They encourage collaboration, innovation, personal accountability and risk taking.

Scotiabank

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE

scotiabank.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 80,155 (37,474 in CA)

Scotiabank believes learning is limitless. Their ScotiaAcademy provides a modern approach to learning that includes “bite size” learning, podcasts and interactivity, in addition to longer and facilitated programs via tools like LinkedIn Learning and iLEAD.

Ashfield Canada, part of Ashfield Engage

BIOTECHNOLOGY & PHARMACEUTICALS // PHARMACEUTICALS

ashfieldengage.com

Head office: Pointe-Claire, QC
Employees: 7,000 (200 in CA)

Employees at Ashfield Canada enjoy ‘Short Fridays.’ This program allows them to leave at 2:30 p.m. every Friday throughout the year.

Dow

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION // CHEMICALS

ca.dow.com

Head office: Calgary, AB
Employees: 36,116 (811 in CA)

Employees are the face of diversity at Dow. Their 10 employee resource groups – each with a senior executive sponsor – bring together people to share experiences, find mentors, seek professional development and gain access to senior leadership.

COBS Bread

RETAIL // FOOD/GROCERY

cobsbread.com

Head office: Vancouver, BC
Employees: 2,053 in CA

Employees working at COBS Bread retail bakery locations receive $10 worth of product at the end of every shift.

Paytm Labs

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

paytmlabs.com

Head office: Toronto, ON
Employees: 14,853 (120 in CA)

At Paytm Labs, there is no waiting period for benefits – they start on day one!


Advertising feature produced by Randall Anthony Communications with Great Place To Work Canada. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

Interact with The Globe