Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project's inception:
1. Physical Workplace
2. Work Atmosphere & Social
3. Health, Financial & Family Benefits
4. Vacation & Time Off
5. Employee Communications
6. Performance Management
7. Training & Skills Development
8. Community Involvement
Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. For more information, go to www.canadastop100.com
Companies by Name (A-J) (K-Z)
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences - Monsanto Canada Inc., a division of the St. Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto Company, is an agricultural biotechnology company that produces seed brands for crops like corn, cotton, oilseeds (soybeans and canola) and vegetables. Offers generous time off, with three weeks of starting vacation allowance and additional personal paid days off (which can be scheduled throughout the year) as well as paid time off during the Christmas holiday season.
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Sporting/Outdoor Goods Stores - Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a specialized co-op retailer of gear for wilderness and self-propelled recreation activities, with retail stores located in major cities across Canada. Offers great financial rewards including matching RSP contributions, signing bonuses for some positions, referral bonuses and a profit-sharing plan available to all employees.
National Energy Board
Federal Government, Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas and Other Utilities The National Energy Board (NEB) is an independent federal government agency responsible for the regulation of oil, gas, and electric utility industries. Encourages ongoing employee development through subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, in-house and online training programs, and a paid education leave program for employees completing work-related courses at outside institutions.
City of Ottawa
Municipal Government - The City of Ottawa provides municipal government services to residents and businesses in the nation's capital. Offers employees long-term peace-of-mind with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI
Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers - Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI is a provider of property and casualty insurance products and services. Offers compassionate leave top-up payments to employees who are called upon to care for a family member (to 100% of salary for 6 weeks).
Simon Fraser University
Post-Secondary Institution - Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a major Canadian university that offers more than 100 programs to over 30,000 students at three campus locations. Offers new urbanist living options as part of the UniverCity development project, which surrounds the campus and is one of the most innovative and progressive urban development projects in North America.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a leading teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto that operates through three primary hospital sites. Manages a 'Life Stages Program' to support employees through all stages of life, from student life to parenthood to retirement -- through the program, guest speakers are invited to share their stories and knowledge on various life experiences.
Trican Well Service Ltd.
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations - Trican Well Service Ltd. is a pressure pumping company and supplier of specialized products, equipment and technology for oil and gas producers. Provides industry-leading maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers and adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for 52 weeks) and new fathers (to 100% of salary for 37 weeks).
University of Toronto
Post-Secondary Institution - The University of Toronto is one of Canada's largest research and teaching universities, offering 800 undergraduate fields of study and 400 graduate and professional programs to over 77,000 students. Children of employees may be eligible for a 100% tuition waiver if attending undergraduate studies at U of T.
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Credit Unions - Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) is a member-owned co-operative credit union, providing a range of financial products and services to members across the province. Helps employees save for retirement with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan as well as a matching RSP contribution plan -- and helps employees keep more of their money along the way through a number of great financial benefits, including low-interest home loans as well as no fee bank accounts and credit cards.
World Vision Canada
Social Advocacy Organizations - World Vision is Canada's largest private relief and development agency, sponsoring over half a million children around the world. Encourages employees to walk the talk and support other charitable initiatives with paid time off to volunteer with community-based organizations.