Forbes List of Top 25 Canadian Employers of 2016

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

Each year, companies compete to make the Forbes Top Canadian Companies list and only a numbered few make the cut. This year, Forbes has released its 2016 List and it was BC Hydro that took the #1 spot, followed closely by  Vancity, ABB and Ubisoft.

Organizations on this list are ranked according to their career development opportunities, compensation and benefits and community impact. We’ve listed the Forbes Top 25 Best Canadian Companies below, but if you want to see the full list click here.

Did your organization make the list?

Rank # Company Industries Headquarters Employees
1 BC Hydro Utilities Vancouver, BC 5,985
2 Vancity Banking & Financial Vancouver, BC 2,539
3 ABB Engineering & Manufacturing Saint-Laurent, QC 5,000
4 Ubisoft IT, Internet, Software & Services Montréal, QC 3,929
5 Costco Wholesale Retail & Wholesale Ottawa, ON 205,000
6 University of Guelph Education Guelph, ON 6,468
7 Metrolinx Transportation and Logistics Toronto, ON 2,600
8 Toronto Hydro Utilities Toronto, ON 1,462
9 Google IT, Internet, Software & Services Toronto, ON 578
10 Université Laval Education Quebec, QC 500
11 Mercedes-Benz Automotive Toronto, ON 1,250
12 Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Healthcare & Social Ottawa, ON 2,280
13 Sheridan College Education Brampton, ON 500
14 Ericsson Semiconductors, Electrical Engineering, Hardware Mississauga, ON 3,400
15 City of Calgary Government Services Calgary, AB 13,000
16 Cenovus Energy Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining & Chemicals Calgary, AB 13,000
17 Queen’s University Education Kingston, ON 2, 719
18 EPCOR Utilities Utilities Edmonton, AB 2,600
19 Université de Montréal Education Montréal, QC 10,000
20 FedEx Transportation and Logistics Mississauga, ON 5000
21 SaskPower Utilities Regina 3,000
22 Bombardier Transportation Engineering and Manufacturing Montréal, QC 4,000
23 Ledcor Group Construction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals Vancouver, BC 6,848
24 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Engineering, Manufacturing Hamilton, ON 7,000
25 Mosaic Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining & Chemicals Regina, AB 2,399

Source: Forbes 

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