Top Employers to work for in Canada

Canada has an impressive and thriving job market for Canadians and foreigners. If you are looking to immigrate to Canada, you should consider working for these companies. Managing Editor for Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Richard Yerema says the criteria that the editor’s use for judging the best workplaces has stayed the same since the project has started in 1999.


  • Physical Workplace
  • Work atmosphere
  • Health , financial and family benefits
  • Vacation and time off
  • Employee communications, focused on how employers capture employee feedback
  • Performance management
  • Training and skills development
  • Community involvement

We have narrowed down the list of the top 10 employers to work for in Canada based on the above criteria.

1. 3M Canada Co

3M Canada Co is a global company who deliver innovate solutions to life’s everyday needs. Since 1951, 3M as it is known globally has provided Quality products to Canadians nationwide and has expanded their business through five market-leading business groups. Products ranges from washing detergent to band aids. The company is internationally renowned and has offices and manufactures all over the world. Canada, 3M has 1 818 employees and offers all employees a fully-equipped fitness facilities with free memberships.

2. Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the national Aboriginal broadcast in the world, with programming by, for and about Aboriginal People, whose aim is to share ?? with all Canadians as well as views around the world. With over 140 employees the company and employees actively seek volunteers and support aboriginal initiatives in the community.

3. Accenture Inc. Toronto

Accenture is a leading global professional service company providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital technology and operations. Accenture develops and implements technology solutions to improve their client’s productivity and efficiency and may run parts of their business on their behalf. With 3 476 employees, the company has implemented a generous In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) subsidy to employees requiring the treatments.

The city of Toronto seen from arial shot

4. Agriculture Financial Services Corp.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is a provincial corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small business loans, crop insurance and farm disaster assistance. The company has 598 employees and provides free training through their training program ‘Farming 101’ for all employees without an agriculture background.

5. Agrium Inc. Calgary

Agrium Inc. Calgary is a global leader in agriculture products, service and solutions which assists growers in increasing their crop yields sustainably. With over 3 560 employees and counting, the company invests in education with tuition subsidies, up to $5 000 each year.

6. Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger service in the Canadian market. Air Canada serves over 38 million passengers each year with Air Canada Express as regional partners. Air Canada has over 23 142 employees and maintains a pension and benefits committee which monitors pension developments and advocates for pension protection and reform.

Air Canada plane on airport tarmarc

7. Alberta – Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc. is comprised of over 400 employees, who work in teams of 6-15 people working together to develop innovative ideas that result in environmental efficiency, quality and safety benefits. The company offers new employees as interest-free home loans up to $25 000 when moving to the region.

8. ArcelorMittal Dafaso Inc.

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading mining company. The company prides itself in producing safe, sustainable steel and is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. With its presence in 60 countries, the company has over 10 000 employees and ensures that employees and retirees, including family members have free access to the F.H Sherman Recreation Learning Centre.

9. Bank of Canada, Ottawa

The Bank of Canada is the nation’s central bank providing financial services. The Bank’s four main areas of responsibility is monetary policy, where the bank influences the supply of circulating the economy, financial systems, as the bank promotes safe and sound and efficient financial systems, currency, where the bank designs , issues and distributes Canada’s bank notes and fund management, as the bank is the “fiscal agent” for the Government of Canada. With more than 1 500 employees, the Bank of Canada offers unique opportunities for work exchanges with other central banks and finance organizations around the world.

10. BASF Canada Inc.

BASF is a chemical manufacturing company who creates chemistry for a sustainable future. Combined with economic success and environmental protection, the company also prides itself on social responsibility. With over 683 employees, the company offers maternity and parental leave top-up for new moms and dads including adoptive parents.

Canada has one of the best Canada’s economic markets allowing businesses to thrive achieve success while ensuring employees get the best salaries and benefits.