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Where do Canadian students want to work?

Governments and tech giants top Ideal Employer Rankings

Universum, an employer branding firm, asked nearly 30,000 Canadian undergraduates between October and February where the want to work. Their 100 Ideal Employer Rankings 2014 show that technology giants, governments, big four accounting firms and hospitals are most favoured. Here are the top 20 employers by type of student.


Business Engineering/IT Natural Science Liberal Arts Law Health/Medicine
1 Google Google Health Canada Government of Canada Government of Canada Health Canada
2 EY (Ernst & Young) Microsoft Government of Canada United Nations United Nations The Hospital for Sick Children
3 Government of Canada Apple The Hospital for Sick Children Provincial Government Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Doctors Without Borders
4 Apple Government of Canada Doctors Without Borders Walt Disney RCMP Government of Canada
5 Walt Disney Bombardier Provincial Government Google Provincial Government University Health Network
6 Deloitte IBM Canadian Cancer Society The Hospital for Sick Children Google Canadian Cancer Society
7 KPMG Facebook United Nations Health Canada Apple United Nations
8 Air Canada Suncor Energy David Suzuki Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters Air Canada Provincial Government
9 TD Bank Intel Google Canadian Security Intelligence Service Walt Disney Google
10 L’OréŽal Group Boeing Canadian Natural Resources Limited Apple Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) The Walt Disney Company
11 PwC BMW Group University Health Network Canadian International Development Agency TD Bank Financial Group / TD Canada Trust Canadian Forces
12 RBC Financial Group / Royal Bank of Canada Ubisoft Walt Disney Air Canada Microsoft Big Brothers Big Sisters
13 Facebook Imperial Oil Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) CBC Health Canada Apple
14 WestJet Airlines Electronic Arts Apple Doctors Without Borders Canadian Forces Air Canada
15 Bank of Canada Shell Pfizer Facebook CRA Pfizer
16 Procter & Gamble (P&G) Sony Suncor Energy David Suzuki Foundation Bank of Canada Canadian Security Intelligence Service
17 United Nations Ontario Power Generation Big Brothers Big Sisters Canadian Cancer Society Facebook United Way
18 Microsoft SNC-Lavalin Canadian Forces United Way L’OréŽal Group David Suzuki Foundation
19 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Hydro One Air Canada RCMP Starbucks L’OréŽal Group
20 Provincial Government Volkswagen Group (incl. Audi, Porsche, SEAT) Microsoft L’OréŽal Group Desjardins Facebook