A list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2024 has been released.
Now celebrating its 24th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers offer exceptional workplaces for employees.
Initially distributed late last year through The Globe and Mail, the annual list is now available online for talent seeking to work among the top employers across Canada.
“This year’s winners have shown a clear focus on three key pillars: creating new ways of working, anticipating employees’ needs, and focusing on future skills development,” Kristina Leung, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, stated in November. “The best employers have emerged from the pandemic with stronger DNA and constantly change to improve their workplaces.”
Employers on the list include Mars Canada, FreshBooks, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
A theme among this year’s winners is continuous learning and in-house career mobility.
With AI on the horizon, progressive organizations are upskilling the talent they have while looking beyond current skills for potential in new hires.
For instance, technology company ABB Canada is committed to developing a “learning culture,” which promotes the idea that growth and development are a recurring part of an employee’s journey. The company says it actively encourages internal mobility for employees.
Likewise, the Business Development Bank of Canada offers tuition subsidies for courses related to roles within the company. The bank says it also encourages ongoing development throughout employees’ careers.
Meanwhile, engineering firm Hatch developed a formal “Manifesto Driven Leadership” program, which articulates what it means to be a great leader, orienting employees to lead with intelligence and compassion.
Employers were evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria: Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.