Canada’s Best Employers 2017: The Top 39 Large Companies

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Platinum Winners

Platinum winning companies are those in the top-scoring 25% of all companies that Aon surveys as part of its “Best Employers” program.

Company Location Number of years
on the list*
Number of
Job Listings by Indeed
Aecon Group Inc. Toronto 10 1,788 Search for jobs at Aecon Group Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada Markham, Ont. 5 2,145 Search for jobs at Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
ATB Financial Edmonton 8 5,200 Search for jobs at ATB Financial
Bennett Jones LLP Calgary 16 905 Search for jobs at Bennett Jones LLP
Birchwood Automotive Group Winnipeg 6 999 Search for jobs at Birchwood Automotive Group
Canadian Apartment Properties REIT Toronto 4 1,020 Search for jobs at Canadian Apartment Properties REIT
CIMA+ Partenaire de génie Laval, Que. 9 1,485 Search for jobs at CIMA+ Partenaire de génie
Cintas Canada Ltd. Mississauga, Ont. 9 1,800 Search for jobs at Cintas Canada Ltd.
Clark Builders Edmonton 8 850 Search for jobs at Clark Builders
Cossette Communication Inc. Quebec City 3 885 Search for jobs at Cossette Communication Inc.
Davis Automotive Group Ltd. Lethbridge, Alta. 5 523 Search for jobs at Davis Automotive Group Ltd.
Dilawri’s Crown Auto Group Winnipeg 4 452 Search for jobs at Dilawri’s Crown Auto Group
Edward Jones Mississauga, Ont. 15 1,996 Search for jobs at Edward Jones
EllisDon Corp. Mississauga, Ont. 16 1,600 Search for jobs at EllisDon Corp.
Equitable Bank Toronto 2 565 Search for jobs at Equitable Bank
Farm Credit Canada Regina 14 1,777 Search for jobs at Farm Credit Canada
Federal Express Canada Ltd. Mississauga, Ont. 13 6,000 Search for jobs at Federal Express Canada Ltd.
Intact Financial Corp. Toronto 2 10,698 Search for jobs at Intact Financial Corp.
Keg Restaurants Ltd. Richmond, B.C. 15 3,120 Search for jobs at Keg Restaurants Ltd.
Libro Credit Union London, Ont. 2 598 Search for jobs at Libro Credit Union
Maritime Travel Halifax 6 410 Search for jobs at Maritime Travel
Marriott Hotels of Canada Mississauga, Ont. 12 22,000 Search for jobs at Marriott Hotels of Canada
MNP LLP Calgary 9 3,859 Search for jobs at MNP LLP
Mouvement Desjardins Lévis, Que. 6 45,000 Search for jobs at Mouvement Desjardins
OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd. Richmond, B.C. 6 985 Search for jobs at OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd.
PCL Construction Edmonton 17 2,883 Search for jobs at PCL Construction
Polygon Security Inc. Boisbriand, Que. 2 692 Search for jobs at Polygon Security Inc.
SAP Canada Inc. Toronto 11 2,840 Search for jobs at SAP Canada Inc.
Stikeman Elliott LLP Toronto 8 1,097 Search for jobs at Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Co-operators Guelph, Ont. 14 4,050 Search for jobs at The Co-operators

* Total number of permanent Canadian employees at assessment time
** Total number of (non-consecutive) years as a Best Employer

Gold Winners

Gold winning companies are those in the 67% to 75% percentile of all companies that Aon surveys as part of its “Best Employers” program.

Company Location Number of years
on the list
Number of
Job Listings by Indeed
Banque Nationale Montreal 12 18,550 Search for jobs at Banque Nationale
BBA Inc. Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que. 5 534 Search for jobs at BBA Inc.
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. Calgary 3 1,300 Search for jobs at Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
Colliers International Vancouver 1 1,500 Search for jobs at Colliers International
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Toronto 8 1,659 Search for jobs at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
LoyaltyOne Co. Toronto 8 1,300 Search for jobs at LoyaltyOne Co.
Purdys Chocolatier Vancouver 8 900 Search for jobs at Purdys Chocolatier
Skyline Group of Companies Guelph, Ont. 2 650 Search for jobs at Skyline Group of Companies
TD Bank Group Toronto 8 57,212 Search for jobs at TD Bank Group

* Total number of permanent Canadian employees at assessment time
** Total number of (non-consecutive) years as a Best Employer


Almost 200 Canadian employers were assessed this year as part of Aon’s Best Employers studies using the stringent global standards developed for Aon’s Global Best Employer Program. Each participant’s employee survey scores on engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand were assessed against Aon Hewitt’s Canadian Survey Database, which includes the opinions of over 735,000 Canadian workers across more than 600 organizations. Organizations that scored in the top 25% of the Canadian database achieved the Platinum level, while those scoring in the top third achieved Gold level. According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: They speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying with their current employer, and are motivated by their organization’s leaders and culture to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. On average, 80% of employees were engaged at Platinum level Best Employers this year. At the Gold level, 72% of employees were engaged.

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