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)
Solid Waste Collection - 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a provider of garbage removal services for the residential and commercial sectors. A BC-based business success story with over 200 franchise operations across North America, as well as Australia, the company has grown to over 160 employees.
6S Marketing Inc.
Marketing Consulting Services - Founded in 2000, 6S Marketing Inc. is a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, custom analytics, and email and pay-per-click marketing. Provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents (to 90% of salary for 6 weeks).
Absolute Software Corporation
Custom Computer Programming Services - Absolute Software Corporation is a developer of PC theft recovery and secure asset tracking software. A medium-sized software developer whose security software is in use by major hardware manufacturers worldwide, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo Panasonic, Toshiba and Samsung.
Custom Computer Programming Services - Accreon Inc. is a provider of IT-based business services including application management, system integration and application architecture to the healthcare, financial and energy sectors in North America. A Fredericton-based information technology firm that continues to expand, adding over 17 positions last year, and is serving major clients at home and in the US healthcare industry.
Albi Homes Ltd.
New Housing Builders - Founded in 1982, Albi Homes Ltd. is a Calgary-based home building company. Employees at the head office enjoy free access to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility as well as an employee lounge that features a massage chair as well as many other comforts.
Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Custom Computer Programming Services - Aquatic Informatics Inc. is a designer of water data monitoring software. A small BC-based employer whose water monitoring software is being used by major water monitoring organizations worldwide, including the US Geological Survey and Water Survey Canada.
Custom Computer Programming Services - Founded in 2006, Arcurve Inc. is a software development and services company. A unique Calgary-based success story that has enjoyed a 40% year-over-year growth rate since its founding in 2006 and recently opened a second office in Houston, Texas.
Advertising Agencies - Founded in 1996, BAM Strategy is an interactive marketing and technology services agency with offices in Montréal and Toronto. Offers great financial rewards including signing bonuses for some, year-end bonuses for all and referral bonuses for employees who refer a candidate that is successfully hired by the company (to $1,000).
Big Viking Games Inc.
Software Publishers - Big Viking Games Inc. specializes in social and mobile game development. On the job, employees work in a collaborative open-concept environment featuring a casual dress code, and employees also have the option to bring their pet dog to work if needed.
Support Activities for Rail Transportation - Established in 1991, Caltrax Inc. is a railcar repair service facility in Canada. A unique line of business that serves Canada's major rail carriers, and many short-line railroads across North America -- the company hired 10 new employees last year (a 22% jump).
cfactor Works Inc.
Custom Computer Programming Services - Established in 1999, cfactor Works Inc. is a developer of human resources management software and provides related information technology consulting services. Is located in a funky downtown head office that was designed with employee feedback, from the location to colour scheme to final seating arrangements.
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Architectural Services - Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. is a full-service architectural firm that specializes in architectural services, advisory services, functional programming, design, and restoration. One of the country's most recognized architecture firms that has created some of the country's most interesting new construction projects -- lets employees share in the company's success with year-end bonuses available to all employees.
Distech Controls Inc.
Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing - Founded in 1995, Distech Controls Inc. is a provider of building automation and energy management systems. The company's custom built LEED designed head office features outlets for electric cars, a sheltered parking area for bicycles, and shower facilities for commuters located in the onsite fitness centre.
Drake Hotel Properties
Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels - Established in 2004, Drake Hotel Properties manages The Drake Hotel, an entertainment venue and hotel located in downtown Toronto. An industry leader that extends its health benefits program to part-time employees and supports its new moms (full-time salaried) with maternity top-up payments (to 100% for 17 weeks).
Custom Computer Programming Services - Founded in 1991, DYTREM Corporation is a provider of project management, business analysis, governance, organizational development, and technical services. A small privately-held Canadian firm that serves many Fortune 500 and mid-sized organization across Canada, the Untied States and Europe.
Software Publishers - Founded in 2004, FreshBooks, a division of 2nd Site Inc. is a web application provider that specializes in online accounting and invoicing applications for small businesses. From a basement start-up in 2003, the company has grown to become an industry-leading cloud-based accounting software that been used by over six million customers in over 120 countries.
Fusion Learning Inc.
Other Management Consulting Services - Fusion Learning Inc. is a provider of customized sales training and management programs. Located in a renovated warehouse downtown close to the St. Lawrence Market and the city's Distillery District, employee feedback was sought when selecting the location as well as the final design.
Global Thermoelectric Inc.
Other Electric Power Generation - Global Thermoelectric Inc. manufactures and installs electric power system used in remote locations, including thermoelectric power generation, hybrid systems, photovoltaic and grid-connected systems. A unique line of business fulfilling an important role to a range of customers, from the military to the oil and gas industry to telecommunications -- and creating jobs along the way with a 16 percent employment growth rate last year in Canada.
Granit Design Inc.
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors - Established in 1998, Granit Design Inc. manufactures and installs granite counter tops. Located in Québec's beautiful Eastern Townships, employees enjoy a quiet lifestyle but within easy access to great skiing in the winter and lakes in the summer.
Graycon Group Ltd.
Computer Systems Design Services - Graycon Group Ltd. is an IT management firm that provides outsourced network management, computer systems support and technical project implementation services. Rewards exceptional performance with uniquely tailored rewards to match an employee's interests -- past awards include spa days, golfing weekends, home cleaning services, restaurant dinner with a babysitter, and even a hockey sweater representing the employee's favourite team (assumed to be a Calgary Flames sweater).
Habanero Consulting Group
Computer Systems Design Services - Founded in 1996, the Habanero Consulting Group is an IT consulting firm that specializes in website design, e-commerce, enterprise collaboration, business intelligence, and enterprise resource planning. Helps employees balance work and their personal life through a variety of alternative work arrangements including flexible hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours and shortened and compressed work weeks.
Harbour Air Ltd.
Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation - Harbour Air Ltd. is the largest seaplane airline in Canada, serving Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Nanaimo as well as tourists and travellers to BC's coastal communities. Is a unique West Coast company that operates the largest seaplane air fleet in the world, transporting over 400,000 passengers last year -- and continues to grow, increasing its workforce by an impressive 14% in the past year.
Hatfield Consultants Partnership
Environmental Consulting Services - Established in 1974, Hatfield Consultants Partnership is an international environmental consulting services provider. A growing environmental consultancy that serves both private and public sector clients -- the firm's head count grew by 18 percent and revenues jumped by 15 percent last year.
Intelex Technologies Inc.
Software Publishers - Founded in 1992, Intelex Technologies Inc. is a developer of web-based management software applications, primarily for environmental, quality assurance and health and safety management applications. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees who pursue post-secondary education (to $1,000 per child).
Intelliware Development Inc.
Custom Computer Programming Services - Intelliware Development Inc. is a custom software, mobile applications, and product development company that provides services to clients within the financial, health, ICT, retail, and government sectors. Employees enjoy a busy social calendar throughout the year, including monthly socials, team lunches, summer and winter parties -- and every Friday afternoon there's ice time booked for employee shinny.
Jayman MasterBUILT Inc.
New Housing Builders - Established in 1980, Jayman MasterBUILT Inc. is a home building, and hotel and land development company operating primarily in western Canada. A Calgary-based firm that continues to grow at an incredible pace, adding 60 full-time positions in the past year and increasing its overall workforce by 25%.