From the Organizers
Now in its 21st edition, Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in creating exceptional places to work.
The competition is the nation's largest editorial project of its kind, reaching more than 15 million Canadians through many of Canada's largest newspapers and magazines, including The Globe and Mail.
Our project aims to make employment information transparent and accessible, helping Canadians discover the best-in-class practices of the nation's leading employers.
We also publish detailed Reasons for Selection, a distinguishing feature of our competition. The reasons provide transparency in the selection of winners and helps to “raise the bar” so that others can discover and adopt best practices
This year’s application deadline has been extended to June 5, 2020. If your particular situation requires additional time beyond this deadline, we're happy to accommodate – please let us know.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we very much hope to review an application from your organization.
Employers complete a single application to be considered for our national competition, as well as a series of special-interest and regional competitions:
Canada's Top 100 Employers
Canada's Top Employers for Young People
Canada's Best Diversity Employers
Canada's Greenest Employers
Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers
Top Employers for Canadians Over 40
BC's Top Employers
Alberta's Top Employers
Saskatchewan's Top Employers
Manitoba's Top Employers
Greater Toronto's Top Employers
Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers
Waterloo Area's Top Employers
National Capital Region's Top Employers
Montreal's Top Employers
Atlantic Canada's Top Employers
Nova Scotia's Top Employers
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for our national competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Employers are compared to other organizations in their industry and region, and of similar size. The selection criteria covers eight key areas, including: (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.