The 100 Best Workplaces in Canada 2011

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - This Special National Report is published in today's Globe and Mail and is also available at

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 50,000 Canadian employees.

And the Winners are…

Microsoft: #1 Companies  > 1000 employees
Google: #1 Companies < 1000 employees
SaskCentral: #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 5,000 organizations 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.

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, while S&P has allowed an average of 3.83% yearly gain, the best companies averaged 10.06%!1

To learn more about these inspiring organizations pick up a copy of today's Globe and Mail or visit our website 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 40 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 prestigious media partners such as the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. With more than 5,000 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 (2010).

SOURCE Great Place To Work(R) Institute Canada

For further information:

Brandon Jagosky: 416-323-5795 ext. 4022

For live interviews on April 12th or for additional information on the winners:
Jen Wetherow: 250-801-7331
Jose Tolovi Neto: 647-822-1599

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