Canada's Best Companies to Work For in 2015 and Other Interesting Lists

December 19, 2014 | Elle

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Glassdoor recently announced their seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards, honouring the 50 best places to work in the US and UK. Thirty of these companies have offices in Canada:

  1. Google
  2. Bain & Company
  3. F5 Networks
  4. Boston Consulting Group
  5. Chevron
  6. McKinsey & Company
  7. Procter & Gamble
  8. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  9. Facebook
  10. Qualcomm
  11. Adobe
  12. Stryker
  13. Apple
  14. LinkedIn
  15. Gartner
  16. Nike
  17. Roche
  18. Rockwell Automation
  19. Costco Wholesale
  20. NBC Universal
  21. Ford Motor Company
  22. Turner Construction
  23. Monsanto Company
  24. Edelman
  25. Interactive Intelligence
  26. Genesys
  27. Bose
  28. GE Aviation
  29. EY
  30. Disney Parks & Resorts

Another in-depth survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independant Businesses revealed that in Q3 of 2014, an estimated 322,000 private sector jobs were awaiting qualified employees. This is an increase of 7,000 full-time, part-time and temporary job openings over Q2 of this year. The CFIB notes that this is the largest quarterly increase in vacancies they have seen in the past two years. So where are these jobs? Just over half of all the vacancies were in small businesses, currently employing fewer than 50 people. About one-in-five vacancies were in mid-sized firms, while almost one-in-four were in large enterprises with more than 500 employees.

CFIB-Q3 2014 Private sector job vacancies by industry CFIB-Q3 2014 Private sector job vacancies by province

Source: CFIB

Check out the full report and reports published in previous quarters.

Canadian cities expecting to do the most hiring in Q1 2015:

  • Halifax, NS Kitchener
  • Cambridge, ON
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Fredericton, NB

Canadian regions with the slowest hiring climates for Q1 2015:

  • Barrie, ON
  • Monteregie, QC
  • Fort Erie, ON
  • Laval, QC
  • Brantford, ON
  • St. Catharines, ON

The Manpower report also broke down the hiring intentions of Canadian firms by sector. Employers in Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Manufacturing − Durables, Public Administration, Construction, Transportation and Public Utilities are expecting the most hiring, while Manufacturing – Non-Durables, Education, Retail and Mining are projecting the least.

For other current news items on Canada's labour force, be sure to explore our newspapers/journals databases such as Canadian Newsstand and Canadian Business and Current Affairs.