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Manufacturing companies named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers list for 2020


December 3, 2019
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Several manufacturing and industrial companies have landed on the list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2020, compiled by Mediacorp Canada.

The company reviewed the organizational policies of approximately 100,000 companies through its job-search engine, eluta.ca, and invited about 10,000 employers to submit applications to the 2020 contest, which is celebrating its 20th year.

“When I look back at our first list of winners two decades ago,” says Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, “it’s hard to believe that the benefits and programs we wrote about then would be enough to put an employer past our first cut, let alone secure a place on today’s list. Through the project, you can actually see what the best vacation policies are, what the best parental leave policies are, and how they are changing. We’ve witnessed employers discovering where they could improve, making changes and becoming part of the list themselves.”

Employers are graded on eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

The list of manufacturing and industrial companies named as Canada’s Top 100 Employers is as follows:

  • 3M Canada
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • BASF Canada Inc.
  • Cisco Systems Canada Co.
  • Danone Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
  • GSK/GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • K+S Potash Canada GP
  • Kellogg Canada Inc.
  • Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
  • Laurentide Controls
  • L’Oreal Canada Inc.
  • Mars Inc.
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • Procter & Gamble Inc.
  • Rio Tinto
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
  • Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  • West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Anthony Meehan, publisher at Mediacorp, credits improvements in workplace culture to a number of factors. “Technology and globalization have changed the nature of employment and have accelerated the pace at which organizations rise and fall – you need to attract talented employees more than ever to make sure your organization is the one driving change, not the one being driven out by new competitors,” he says.

“Add to this Canada’s aging workforce and the declining share of young people entering the workforce and the result is a ‘perfect storm’ for employers trying to stay ahead.”

Employers interested in next year’s competition may request an application online.

View the full list of winners and their reasons for selection at Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2020, which was published in a special supplement to The Globe and Mail.