Head of their class

Of Canada’s small- and medium-sized employers—organizations with 50 to 399 employees—these are the
ones that proved the most engaging

Head of their class

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AON Hewitt - Best Employers in Canada

A – D

Beerbistro, Toronto
Hotels, restaurants & leisure
Benefits by Design Inc., Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Professional services
Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., Belleville, Ont.
Life sciences tools & services
Birchwood Automotive Group, Winnipeg
Specialty retail
Booty Camp Fitness Inc., Toronto
Diversified consumer services
CBCI Telecom, Lachine, Que.
Diversified telecommunication services
Concept Electric Ltd., Calgary
Construction & engineering
Cruickshank, Kingston, Ont.
Construction & engineering
Cybertech Group of Companies,Edmonton
Construction & Engineering
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada, Mississauga, Ont.
Diversified financial services
Desire2Learn Incorporated,Kitchener, Ont.
Internet software & services
DJ Galvanizing, Windsor, Ont.
Industrial conglomerates

E – H

EPIC Information Solutions Inc., Winnipeg
IT services
Forensic Technology WAI Inc.,Côte Saint-Luc, Que.
Furlani’s Food Corporation,Mississauga, Ont.
Food products
Getinge Canada LTD., Mississauga, Ont.
Health care equipment & supplies
Gibraltar Solutions Inc.,Mississauga, Ont.
IT services
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., Toronto
Diversified financial services
Greater Edmonton Foundation: Housing for Seniors, Edmonton
Health care providers & services
Habañero Consulting Group, Vancouver
IT services
Halogen Software Inc., Ottawa
Holland College, Charlottetown
Diversified consumer services

I – N

I Love Rewards, Toronto
Internet software & services
Innovation Place, Saskatoon
Real estate management & development
iQmetrix Software Development Corp., Vancouver
ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd., Edmonton
Construction & engineering
Kingston Ross Pasnak, Edmonton
Professional services
Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.
Construction & engineering
Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, Kitchener, Ont.,
Commercial banks
MKS Inc., Waterloo, Ont.
National Leasing, Winnipeg
Commercial services & supplies
Nintendo of Canada Ltd., Vancouver
Electronic equipment, instruments & components

O – Z

O.C. Tanner Canada, Burlington, Ont.
Commercial services & supplies
Peel Senior Link, Mississauga, Ont.
Health care providers & services
Phonak Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.
Health care equipment & supplies
Protegra, Winnipeg,
IT services
RL Solutions, Toronto
Scott Construction Group, Vancouver,
Construction & engineering
SEMAFO Inc., St-Laurent, Que.
Metals & mining
StarTech.com, London, Ont.
Computers & peripherals
Terracon Geotechnique Ltd., Fort McMurray, Alberta
Construction & engineering
Teshmont Consultants LP, Winnipeg
Energy equipment & services
The CWB Group, Milton, Ont.
Commercial services & supplies
The Personnel Department, Vancouver
Commercial services & supplies
The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Ottawa
Hotels, restaurants & leisure
TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators Ltd.,Toronto
Unisync Group, Mississauga, Ont.
Textiles, Apparel & luxury goods
Vista Projects Ltd., Calgary
Construction & engineering
Wakefield Canada Inc., Toronto,
Oil, gas & consumable fuels
Windsor Family Credit Union, Windsor, Ont.
Diversified financial services
Wish Mobile Inc., Toronto
Wireless telecommunication services


Head of their class

  1. I worked for Mercedes Benz Financial Services in the past . Managers stood over employees as they prepared this survey to make sure they provided a favorable score . Just a sweat shop run by short sighted individuals

    • I was just a customer at Missisauga dealer ship they provide the worst customer service they can. I don't know how they can be best employers, when they can not take care of external cutomers who brings them money. It been more then a year since I used that dealer ship but still to this day I hate their service.

      • This is a subjective overall report and I wholeheartedly agree with your comments. There is a Calgary company on the Maclean's list that cannot retain their employees due to the internal work envirnoment and have been downsized for several years in a row. This report is truly subjective and most likely with bias.

  2. I work for Concept Electric and the its true, they are a great employer

  3. " I worked for Mercedes Benz Financial Services in the past . Managers stood over employees as they prepared this survey to make sure they provided a favorable score . Just a sweat shop run by short sighted individuals "

    Hmmm, Bitter? Party of one!

  4. a load of b/s,

  5. Looking for a job, will anyone of these employers step up and interview me for a position within there firms, I live here in the G.T.H.A

    • "their" firms – you'll need to submit a resume and make sure you have someone spell check for you.

    • Not wit your poor grammar! There is opposed to here they're is they are and their is the correct useage for the firm belonging to them, e.g their firm

      • Sorry Paddy and Tara, but you shouldn't be giving grammar lessons. Your comments are both full of punctuation and spelling errors.

  6. As an employee of OC Tanner, I can say this is the best company I have ever worked for. The company truly cares about the well-being of their employees. In small ways and big ways, my managers appreciate the hard work I do and this inspires me to give my absolute best every day. I look forward to going to work in the morning and that, in my opinion, is the real test of corporate greatness.

  7. I'm really surprised that there are NO company's from eastern Canada on this list………
    Oh wait, I forgot. Eastern Canada ends in Quebec. Silly me!

    • To bad Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island doesn't qualify as eastern Canada.

  8. I'm confused about how these employers were chosen. Were the supporting facts on each added by Maclean's AFTER the consulting firm picked the winners? This doesn't make any sense to me.

    • Perhaps Macleans used the same standards they use for their "Best University" surveys, which are unbalanced and heavily biased to certain schools. Schools which have few notable programs or facilities get high marks, while others, despite innovative colleges, progressive instructors and long waiting lists, indicating popular and useful classes, get low rankings.
      I had hoped this survey would yield some useful and interesting employers. Although some of the companies here are doubtless fine places to work, I fear the overall list is not going to be of much use to potential applicants for employment.

  9. I have not worked for any of these companys,so i guess i have to take your word for it.
    Princess Auto is the best company i have ever worked for by far,,happy employees ,,great customers and an owner that treats us with respect.
    Should be on the list!!!!!!
    Maybe next year Bob.
    And yes i whistle(loudly) while i work.

  10. I noticed not a single WIndsor area moldshop haha.
    If you worked in one you would understand why.
    I know Windsor Family Credit Union is great to work
    for and deal with.

  11. Desire2Learn has an absolutely amazing working environment ! .. with values that are truly lived-by in our day-to-day work.
    One of our team members recently lost her fiancée (a young man of 23) to cancer … we decided to raise funds in his memory … with a company just over 200 people locally we raised well over $8,000 !!! We had a pie-in-the-face fund raiser and all managers, directors, & C's level management were happy to be involved !! It was a great event to tackle & support a friend following a terrible misfortune… that's when you know people around you care for you!
    .. and when your colleagues care that much, you can bet that it's great coming to work every day !

  12. No compagnies in Québec were selected!!! Good job Macleans!

    • @ NoName – Except for the three that were selected, right?

  13. Maple Reinders Constructors is a great place to work. I have been there for many years, and there are people who have been there (office staff and field staff) for over 30 years and I think they deserve their spot.

  14. It's true, Desire2Learn is an incredible company to work for. It's super fast paced which can make work challenging at times, but it's always exciting and every day is a new adventure. They offer a very flexible work environment and promote a culture of innovation, collaboration, and most of all, FUN. I've been an employee for 5 years – love the people, the work, and the industry.

  15. Booty Camp Poster Blitz's – Environmentally and Socially Irresponsible

    In this day an age we need to look beyond the service that is being provided by a company when making a decision on whether or not to patronize a company. Does the company have ethical values and practices and do they operate with integrity. How do they contribute to society and/ or impact our environment. Booty Camp may or may not provide a good service but their excessive street postering practices show total disregard for the communities in which they operate especially in Toronto. This company is significantly contributing to the visual pollution (littering) in our city and should not be encouraged.

    Look before you try this one.