Canada's Top Family-Friendly
Employers (2023)
Winners from our 22nd annual editorial competition
For more than 20 years, Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers has recognized the organizations that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations. (Photo: Geber86/Getty)

Boston Consulting Group Canada offers excellent benefits to build a family, including assistance for surrogacy (up to $25,000), adoption (up to $25,000) and fertility procedures (up to $80,000).

About the Competition


Employers are prioritizing benefits that provide employees with a range of family-building options, such as fertility services, surrogacy reimbursement and adoption assistance.

Background

Now in its 22nd year, Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers is one of the longest-running competitions within the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations. The employers on this list are the leaders in helping employees balance their work and family commitments. This year’s winners were announced on February 9, 2023. Read the press release issued the same day announcing this year's winners.


Bell Canada helps employees interested in starting new families with generous fertility support (to $15,000), as well as maternity and parental leave top-up. (Photo: E.Carrière)

Selection Process

The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers evaluate each employer in terms of the programs and initiatives they have to help employees balance work and family commitments. The competition looks at a wide range of HR practices, such as: maternity and parental leave; daycare assistance; paid personal- and earned-days-off (EDO) programs; flexible work arrangements; compassionate leave and elder care assistance; adoption assistance; reproductive assistance, including fertility drugs and IVF; and even academic bursaries for employees' children. In addition, our editors look at other programs each employer may have to address specific work-life balance issues unique to their industry.

Eligibility Requirements

Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector. The Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers winners are a sub-set of our annual Canada's Top 100 Employers list.

2024 Competition

Applications for our 2024 competition will be available early in 2023. Our 2024 winners will be announced early in 2024. Join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive an application for next year's competition.

iQmetrix recently increased its top-up policy from 75% to 90%, for 51 weeks (new mothers) or 34 weeks (new fathers and adoptive parents). The company provides new parents with 10 extra paid vacation days to welcome their new child.
iQmetrix recently increased its top-up policy from 75% to 90%, for 51 weeks (new mothers) or 34 weeks (new fathers and adoptive parents). The company provides new parents with 10 extra paid vacation days to welcome their new child.

2023 Winners

Here are 2023 winners of the Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers competition. Click an employer name to read our editors' full Reasons for Selection:


British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI provides excellent family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave top-up for new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents, including the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence and a phased-in return to work.
Simon Fraser University provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up for employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for 35 weeks). (Photo: ECU)
Simon Fraser University provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up for employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for 35 weeks). (Photo: ECU)

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