Now in its 21st 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 18, 2022.
Boston Consulting Group offers exceptional and inclusive family-friendly benefits, including reimbursements for surrogacy expenses (to $25,000), adoption (to $25,000) and fertility procedures ($80,000 lifetime max). (Photo: Michael Tenaglia)
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.
Pfizer Canada recently revised its family-friendly polices, increasing maternity and parental leave top-up for new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents. (Photo: Sylvia de Wit)
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.
Bell Canada's family-friendly policies include maternity and parental leave top-up for new mothers as well as parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents. (Photo: Eric Carriere)
Applications for our 2023 competition will be available early in 2022. Our 2023 winners will be announced early in 2023. Join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive an application for next year's competition.