Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers

Recognizing exceptional small and medium enterprises (SME) in the private sector with under 500 employees

Now entering its 3rd year, Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation's best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Canada's SME sector is tremendously important to the nation and is responsible for:

Our 2015 winners were announced in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail on March 10, 2015. Read the press release issued the same day, announcing this year's winners.

Selection Process
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as our national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors adopted the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector commercial organizations with under 500 employees.

Editorial Partners
The Globe and Mail is our editorial partner on the Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers competition. Each year, the competition winners are announced in a special magazine published nationally in The Globe and Mail. Our editors' detailed reasons for selection are published on our job search engine, — click an employer's name at right to read why each of this year's winners was chosen. Publishing detailed Reasons for Selection is an important feature of our competition: it provides transparency in the selection of winners and "raises the bar" so that other employers can discover and adopt initiatives that work well at other SMEs.

Eligibility Requirements
To be considered a "Small or Medium Enterprise", your company must: (a) have less than 500 employees worldwide, including employees at any affiliated companies; and (b) be a commercial, for-profit enterprise, i.e. non-profit organizations don't meet the definition.

2016 Competition
Applications for our 2016 competition will be available early in the year. Our 2016 winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail in early 2016. Full editorial calendar »

How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single editorial application that covers this competition, the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, plus a series of regional and special-interest competitions. Request an application.

Annual Conference
To learn more about this competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best-practices from SME winners, meet competition organizers and writers, and hear inspiring stories from world-class speakers — all presented in a commercial-free format. The conference is Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals.

Further Information
For more information on the Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers competition, please contact us.

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Click below to see why each employer was selected (in alphabetical order):

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Absolute Software Corporation
ACL Services Ltd.
Adlib Software
Air Georgian Limited
Albi Homes Ltd.
Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Arcurve Inc.
Artis REIT
Big Rock Brewery Limited Partnership
Big Viking Games Inc.
Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Canadian Discovery Ltd.
Clearpath Robotics Inc.
Cowell Auto Group
Crelogix Acceptance Corporation
CROMBIE Real Estate Investment Trust
D&D Automation Inc.
DAC Group Inc.
Diabsolut Inc.
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Driving Force Inc., The
Duncan Craig LLP
Equitable Bank
eSentire Inc.
Etratech Inc.
Excel Funds Management Inc.
Fidus Systems Inc.
FinancialCAD Corporation / FINCAD
First Access Funding Corp.
Flaman Sales Ltd.
Fresche Solutions Inc.
Fully Managed Technology Inc.
Fusion Learning Inc.
Fusion Project Management Ltd.
Gevity Consulting Inc.
Great Little Box Company Ltd.
Group Medical Services / GMS
Halogen Software Inc.
Integra Engineering Ltd.
Intelex Technologies Inc.
Jayman BUILT Group of Companies
Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. / JDIMI
Keilhauer Ltd.
Killam Properties Inc.
Kinaxis Inc.
Longbow Advantage Inc.
Lug Canada, Inc.
Mabel's Labels Inc.
Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
Manning Elliott LLP
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd.
North Strategic Inc.
Northforge Innovations Inc.
Nutrabolics Inc.
People Store Staffing Solutions Inc.
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP / s.r.l.
Peto MacCallum Ltd.
PNI Digital Media Inc.
Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc.
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.
Reid's Heritage Group of Companies
Replicon Inc.
ResponseTek Networks Corp.
Richter LLP
Rocky Mountaineer
Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
Rogers Insurance Ltd.
Rohit Group of Companies
Scalar Decisions Inc.
Scamp Transport Ltd.
Sealweld Corporation
SherWeb Inc.
Sigma Systems Canada Inc.
Solvera Solutions
SportsDirect Inc.
Swish Maintenance Ltd.
Talon Energy Services Inc.
TeraGo Networks Inc.
Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.
theScore, Inc.
Think Shift Advertising Inc.
True North Automation Inc.
Ventana Construction Corporation
Verafin Inc.
Vigilant Global
Walter Surface Technologies
West Wind Aviation Limited Partnership
Wynward Insurance Group Inc.

  • Previous Winners
    • 2014
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      • 6S Marketing Inc.
      • Absolute Software Corporation
      • Accreon Inc.
      • Albi Homes Ltd.
      • Aquatic Informatics Inc.
      • Arcurve Inc.
      • BAM Strategy
      • Big Viking Games Inc.
      • Caltrax Inc.
      • cfactor Works Inc.
      • Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
      • Distech Controls Inc.
      • Drake Hotel Properties
      • DYTREM Corporation
      • FreshBooks
      • Fusion Learning Inc.
      • Global Thermoelectric Inc.
      • Granit Design Inc.
      • Graycon Group Ltd.
      • Habanero Consulting Group
      • Harbour Air Ltd.
      • Hatfield Consultants Partnership
      • Intelex Technologies Inc.
      • Intelliware Development Inc.
      • Jayman MasterBUILT Inc.
      • Kinaxis Inc.
      • L.V. Lomas Limited
      • Left Coast Naturals
      • Longbow Advantage Inc.
      • Macadamian Technologies Inc.
      • Magna Electric Corporation / MEC
      • Messaging Architects Inc.
      • Nature's Path Foods Inc.
      • North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd.
      • Olympia Financial Group Inc.
      • Pythian Group Inc., The
      • QHR Technologies Inc.
      • Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. / RJC
      • RedPoint Media Group Inc.
      • ResponseTek Networks Corp.
      • Richter LLP
      • Rogers Insurance Ltd.
      • Rohit Group of Companies, The
      • Shouldice Designer Stone Ltd.
      • Solvera Solutions
      • Taiga Building Products Ltd.
      • Verafin Inc.
      • Wynward Insurance Group
      • Inc.

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