The 100 Best Workplaces in Canada 2013

TORONTO, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - One hundred companies are being recognized today as the Best Workplaces in Canada. They represent great diversity in terms of size, sector, industry, and location. The judging panel? More than 57,000 Canadian employees.

And the Winners are…

Google: #1 Best Workplaces in Canada - Large and Multinational (>1000 employees in Canada or worldwide)
Habanero Consulting Group: #1 Best Workplaces in Canada - Medium (<1000 employees)
Royal LePage Performance Realty: #1 Best Workplace for Women

Organizations on this year's list were ranked using the results of an employee survey, the Trust Index©, developed by global research firm Great Place to Work® Institute. This methodology is utilized by over 6,000 organizations in almost 50 countries each year, making it the most widely adopted workforce satisfaction tool in the world.

What's so special about these 100 Great Workplaces?

Regardless of size, industry or the current economic climate, each of these organizations has discovered that TRUST is the foundation for quality jobs and performance excellence. And the good news is that high-trust relationships require behaviours that can be learned and embedded into any organization's culture.

Proven ROI-- What's more, organizational leaders who develop a high level of TRUST with their employees see stronger employee performance, often translating into stronger company performance.  The U.S. version of the survey (FORTUNE list) shows that, even in a difficult economy the best companies averaged 295% ROI from 1997-2011!1

Best Workplaces in Canada - Large and Multinational (>1000 employees in Canada or worldwide)

1 Google
2 Intuit Canada ULC
3 Microsoft Canada Inc
4 AOL Canada
5 NetApp Inc.
6 SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
7 G Adventures
8 Admiral Insurance
9 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
10 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
11 Qualcomm Canada Inc.
12 Biogen Idec Canada
13 Autodesk Canada Inc.
14 McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
15 Devon Canada Corporation
16 Edelman Canada
17 Hilti Canada
18 Starbucks Coffee Company
19 Diageo Canada Inc
20 Grant Thornton LLP
21 Takeda Canada Inc
22 Hill+Knowlton Strategies
23 BMW Group Canada
24 TD Bank
25 Quintiles Canada Inc.
26 Sapient Canada Inc.
27 Ryan ULC
28 CDW Canada
29 Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
30 Morningstar Research Inc.
31 Phoenix Contact Ltd
32 Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business
33 Scotiabank
34 Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
35 VW Credit Canada, Inc.
36 Softchoice
37 Corby Distilleries (Affiliated with Pernod Ricard)
38 Yum! Restaurants International Canada
39 Randstad Canada
40 State Farm Insurance Companies
41 Ernst & Young LLP (Canada)
42 Stryker Canada
43 JOEY Restaurants
44 RBC
45 Nestlé Canada Inc.
46 Deloitte
47 SC Johnson and Son, Limited
48 Kiewit
49 Flatiron

Best Workplaces in Canada - Medium (<1000 employees)

1 Habanero Consulting Group
2 360incentives
3 Ambir
4 SaskCentral
5 The PEER Group Inc
6 Intelex Technologies Inc.
7 Vega (formerly Sequel Naturals)
8 Lutherwood
9 Ontario Hospital Associaton
10 Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
11 Royal LePage Performance Realty
12 Ariad Communications
13 Online Business Systems
14 LGM Financial Services Inc. / LGM Consumer Services Inc.
15 Tri Fit
16 Klick Inc.
17 Ideaca
18 Halsall Associates
19 L.V. Lomas Limited
20 Lakeside Process Controls Ltd.
21 Achievers Solutions Inc.
22 Vermilion Energy
23 Urban Systems Ltd.
24 T4G Limited
25 EPIC Information Solutions
26 Fuller Landau LLP
27 Info-Tech Research Group
28 Trico Homes Inc.
29 JMP Engineering Inc.
30 Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
31 Benefits By Design Inc. (BBD)
32 Kingston Ross Pasnak
33 Sandvine
34 Pinchin Environmental
35 ITG Canada Corp.
36 Predator Ridge Resort
37 Summerhill
38 Credit Counselling Society
39 Toyotoshi Group Canada
40 Wynford/EventSimple
41 Immigrant Services Society of BC
42 FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation Ltd.
43 Bonavista Energy Corporation
44 DEL Property Management Inc.
45 The Ian Martin Group
46 Gibraltar Solutions Inc.
47 Capri Insurance Services Ltd
48 Zedi
50 Capital Engineering

To learn more about these inspiring organizations visit our website at, read today's copy of the Globe and Mail or visit the online feature at:

About Great Place to Work® Institute: GPTW is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in over 49 countries worldwide. Our mission is to create a better world by helping companies become better workplaces. We are best known for our prestigious global lists of Best Workplaces, which we produce in conjunction with media partners such as the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. With more than 6,000 organizations taking part in over 45 national lists across the globe, this study is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work; our mission is to help them get there.

1 Independent research by the Russell Investment Group (2011).


SOURCE: Great Place To Work(R) Institute Canada

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