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

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Hospitals; 4,529 employees. Offers in-house and online training programs.

HP Advanced Solutions Inc., Victoria. Computer system design; 403 employees. Considers previous work experience for vacation entitlements.

ISM Canada, Regina. Computer programming; 821 employees. Offers discounts on home computer equipment.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., Montreal. Commercial retail spaces; 1,160 employees. Offers range of alternative work arrangements including flexible hours.

Johnson Inc., St. John’s. Insurance; 1,514 employees. Offers flexible work options including telecommuting and shortened workweek option.

Knight Piésold Ltd., Vancouver. Engineering services; 181 employees. Profit-sharing and year-end bonuses available to all employees.

KPMG LLP, Toronto. Certified public accountants; 5,778 employees. Offers referral bonuses up to $1,000.

L’Oréal Canada Inc., Montreal. Cosmetics manufacturing; 1,200 employees. Recognizes exceptional performance with VIP trips to company-sponsored events.

Ledcor Group of Companies, Vancouver. Building construction; 6,988 employees. Offers formal mentoring for young workers new to the construction industry.

Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Brampton, Ont. Supermarkets; 29,725 employees. Subsidizes memberships to a fully equipped onsite fitness centre.

Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg. Hydroelectric power generation; 5,980 employees. Recently appointed a northern aboriginal employee counsellor.

Manitoba Lotteries Corp., Winnipeg. Gambling; 1,307 employees. Long-serving employees receive up to six weeks of paid vacation.

Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto. Life insurance; 10,999 employees. Located amidst a beautiful seven-acre garden oasis in downtown Toronto.

Mars Canada Inc., Bolton, Ont. Confectionery manufacturing; 474 employees. Offers reserved car parking for hybrid vehicles at head office.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto. Lawyers; 1,467 employees. Offers extended health benefit coverage during maternity leave.

Medtronic of Canada Ltd., Brampton, Ont. Medical apparatus manufacturing; 437 employees. New LEED certified head office offers environmentally friendly features.

Molson Coors Canada, Montreal. Breweries; 2,898 employees. Provides a fitness centre and cafeteria with subsidized meals.

Monsanto Canada Inc., Winnipeg. Agricultural biotechnology; 275 employees. Encourages employee development with tuition subsidies to $10,000.

National Ballet of Canada, Toronto. Dance company; 216 employees. Features an onsite cafeteria, with healthy and special diet menus.

National Energy Board, Calgary. Oil, gas and electric utility regulation; 363 employees. Offers a paid education leave program for employees completing work-related courses at outside institutions.

Northwest Territories, Government of the, Yellowknife. Government support; 5,862 employees. Offers compassionate leave top-up payments for care of a loved one to 100 per cent of salary for seven weeks.

Nuance Communications Canada Inc., Montreal. Software publishers; 522 employees. Offers a share purchase plan and profit-sharing to all employees.

OpenText Corp., Waterloo, Ont. Computer programming; 1,331 employees. Offers signing bonuses for some positions and referral bonuses.

Ottawa, City of. Legislative bodies, 12,103 employees. Offers subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation and career planning services.

PCL Constructors Inc., Edmonton. Building construction; 2,346 employees. Offers in-house apprenticeship opportunities.

Pfizer Canada Inc., Kirkland, Que. Pharmaceutical manufacturing; 2,726 employees. Offers an onsite daycare centre for new mothers.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Fertilizer manufacturing; 2,765 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto. Certified public accountants; 6,527 employees. Hosts a national PwC hockey tournament with office teams.

Procter & Gamble Inc., Toronto. Toiletry product manufacturing; 2,012 employees. Offers health benefits coverage into retirement, with no age limit.

Rescan Environmental Services Ltd., Vancouver. Environmental consulting; 146 employees. Partners with UBC’s Sauder School of Business in developing a management development program.

SAS Institute (Canada) Inc., Toronto. Computer programming; 269 employees. Features an onsite fully equipped fitness facility with free membership.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Regina. Insurance carriers; 1,902 employees. Offers an informal phased-in retirement program.

SaskTel, Regina. Telecommunications; 3,131 employees. Employees and retirees volunteer tens of thousands of hours every year to community projects.

Shaw Communications Inc., Calgary. Communications; 12,666 employees. Offers subsidies for job-related courses and professional accreditation.

Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary. Petroleum and gas extraction; 7,825 employees. Provides a meditation and reflection centre.

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Toronto. Drug stores;1,323 employees. Offers referral bonuses up to $3,000.

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Colleges and universities; 2,752 employees. Manages an onsite daycare facility.

Solvera Solutions, Regina. Computer programming; 130 employees. Offers personal paid days off.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont. Hospitals; 2,706 employees. Outreach program directs medical personnel, supplies and equipment to countries in need.

Stryker Canada Inc., Hamilton, Ont. Surgical and medical products; 213 employees. Offers year-end performance bonuses.

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