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List of Canada’s top 100 employers for 2013 Add to ...

3M Canada Co., London. Manufacturing; 1,860 full-time employees. Provides a quiet room for meditation and reflection.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. (APTN), Winnipeg. Television broadcasting; 135 employees. Offers subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation.

Accenture Plc, Toronto. Computer programming and consulting; 3,793 employees. Offers employee referral bonuses up to $6,000.

Aecon Group Inc., Toronto. Construction and infrastructure development company; 9,684 employees. Share purchase plan available to all employees.

Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (AFSC), Lacombe, Alta. Credit intermediation; 550 employees. Supports flexible work arrangements.

Agrium Inc., Calgary. Fertilizer manufacturing; 2,251 employees. Manages a popular engineer-in-training program.

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Boyle, Alta. Pulp mills; 450 employees. Offers new employees up to four weeks of paid vacation.

AMEC Americas Ltd., Oakville, Ont. Engineering services; 7,200 employees. Offers referral bonuses for some positions of up to $5,000.

Bank of Canada, Ottawa. Banking; 1,176 employees. Offers a defined benefit pension plan.

Bayer Inc., Toronto. Pharmaceutical manufacturing; 702 employees. Provides a subsidy up to $15,000 for in-vitro fertilization when needed.

BC Public Service, Victoria. Government support; 26,201 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees.

Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary. Lawyers; 821 employees. Offers compassionate leave top-up payments of 100 per cent of salary for one week.

Bank of Montreal, Toronto. Banking; 28,686 employees. Offers retirement planning assistance and phased-in retirement work options.

Bombardier Inc., Montreal. Aircraft manufacturing; 24,147 employees. Offers paid internship opportunities for new graduates and younger employees.

Business Development Bank of Canada, Montreal. Banking; 1,958 employees. Flexible health plan offers employees the option of purchasing additional vacation days.

Cameco Corp., Saskatoon. Uranium mining; 3,033 employees. Offers an onsite fully equipped fitness facility at head office.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto. Commercial banking; 33,965 employees. Offers referral and year-end bonuses.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Ottawa. National security; 3,311 employees. Provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers up to 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks.

Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., Toronto. Book publishing; 984 employees. Manages a two-year leadership program to help promote from within.

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. Child and youth services; 581 employees. Offers the option to take unpaid full- and part-time educational leaves of absence.

Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay, Ont. Mine contracting and engineering; 1,034 employees. Added more than 50 new positions in Canada last year.

Ceridian Canada Ltd., Winnipeg. Payroll services; 1,297 employees. Offers formal mentoring, in-house and online training and career planning services.

Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, Burnaby, B.C. Professional organizations; 144 employees. Transit subsidy available for ride-share programs.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto. Professional organizations; 285 employees. Provides flexible work arrangements for new mothers returning to work.

Dalhousie University, Halifax. Colleges and universities; 3,328 employees. Offers a health benefits plan that extends into employees’ retirement years.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, Richmond, B.C. Motorcycle dealer; 139 employees. Matches donations to employees’ favourite charities.

Desjardins Group, Lévis, Que. Credit unions; 37,790 employees. Provides showers and change rooms for bicycle commuters.

DIALOG, Vancouver. Architectural and engineering Services; 540 employees. Provides year-end bonuses for some employees.

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., Yellowknife. Mining; 1,171 employees. Recognized for its aboriginal development program in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic.

Digital Extremes Ltd., London, Ont. Computer programming; 182 employees. Two full-time chefs prepare free healthy meals daily for staff.

EllisDon Corp., Mississauga, Ont. Building construction; 1,164 employees. Starts new employees with three weeks of paid vacation.

Enbridge Inc., Calgary. Natural gas distribution; 4,681 employees. Partners with the University of Calgary to provide mentoring to undergraduates.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Toronto. Hotels; 8,705 employees. Committed to environmental stewardship through its energy and water conservation policies.

General Motors of Canada Ltd., Oshawa, Ont. Motor vehicle manufacturing; 10,317 employees. Provides generous subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation.

Georgian College, Barrie, Ont. Colleges and universities; 791 employees. Recently opened a new Health and Wellness building.

Goldcorp Inc., Vancouver. Gold mining; 2,290 employees. Offers paid time off during the holiday season.

Golder Associates Ltd., Calgary. Engineering services; 2,995 employees. Manages an international employee exchange program.

Great Little Box Co. Ltd., Richmond, B.C. Box manufacturing; 213 employees. Encourages employees to save for retirement through matching RRSP contributions.

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