If there’s one thing LinkedIn knows, it’s the world of work.
So when we came across the company’s ranking of top Canadian companies to work for in 2018, we eagerly scanned the list for Notable. (Maybe next year).
“The 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies represent the companies where professionals most want to work across Canada – based on the actions of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million professionals (over 14 million in Canada alone),” explains LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth.
Four main metrics were used to evaluate companies: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand, and employee retention. Only companies with more than 500 employees were considered.
Based on these factors, TD Bank takes this year’s crown as Canada’s best workplace. Another bank, RBC, finishes runner-up, while Hootsuite rounds out the top three.
Here are Canada’s 25 best companies to work for in 2018:
- 1. TD Bank Group
- 2. RBC
- 3. Hootsuite
- 4. Amazon
- 5. KPMG Canada
- 6. Suncor Energy
- 7. WSP
- 8. Shopify
- 9. CIBC
- 10. SNC-Lavalin
- 11. Lululemon
- 12. National Bank of Canada
- 13. Rogers Communications
- 14. Accenture
- 15. BMO Financial Group
- 16. EY
- 17. Salesforce
- 18. Scotiabank
- 19. Canadian Tire Corporation
- 20. Aecon Group
- 21. IBM
- 22. Bell
- 23. Sun Life
- 24. Loblaw Companies
- 25. TransCanada
Why are these companies so great?
LinkedIn’s ranking also includes interesting notes about what makes each company stand out. TD, for example, is notable for its flexible working hours, compressed work weeks, and for allowing employees the ability to choose at which location they’d like to work.
RBC, meanwhile, “rewards healthy behaviour with credits employees can use toward things like gym memberships, workout classes, and weight-loss programs.” Employees of Hootsuite are privy to office dogs and nap pods.
As for trends among top employers, LinkedIn identified three key areas driving excellence: resources committed to diversity, rethinking healthcare, and offering more than just perks. Namely, a place where people can create impact and grow.
Worth checking out if you’re an entrepreneur looking to establish one of the country’s most desirable companies.