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Canada's Top 100 Employers 2011 with Full List

Amidst daily news of Canada's modest economic growth, there is a remarkable group of far-sighted employers that are offering lessons to other Canadian employers in creating exceptional places to work.

These forward-thinking employers are treating the current economic slowdown as a rare opportunity to strengthen their organizations and pull ahead of others in their industries -- and nowhere is this better illustrated than in today's release of the 2011 winners of the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Now entering its 12th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is an editorial project organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., a specialty publisher of employment guides and periodicals.  To develop this year's list, Mediacorp editors examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its popular job search site,  From this initial group, Mediacorp invited 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, plus another 2,500 companies and organizations in industries its editors wanted to examine more closely.  Employers completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices.  Over 2,750 employers started this year's application process.

The Canada's Top 100 Employers project is unique in that its editors publish detailed reasons explaining why each winner is selected, providing transparency and guidance for job-seekers and employers.  These reasons are published exclusively on, where they can be read free of charge.  Each winner is graded by Mediacorp editors on eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.  These criteria have remained consistent since the project's inception in 1999.

2011 Winners:

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Agrium Inc.
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Alcool NB Liquor
AMEC Americas Limited
ATB Financial
Bank of Canada
Bayer Inc.
BC Hydro
BC Public Service
BioWare ULC
BMO Financial Group
Bombardier Aerospace
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
British Columbia Safety Authority
Business Development Bank of Canada
Cameco Corporation
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Capital District Health Authority
Carswell, div. Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd.
Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Cementation Canada Inc.
Ceridian Canada Ltd.
Certified General Accountants Assoc. Canada
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Cogsdale Corporation
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
Compass Group Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
Digital Extremes
Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
EllisDon Corporation
Enbridge Inc.
Ericsson Canada Inc.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Farmers Cooperative Dairy Ltd.
Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited
George Brown College
GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Goldcorp Inc.
Golder Associates Ltd.
Great Little Box Company Ltd., The
Home Depot Canada, The
HP Advanced Solutions Inc.
Human Resources & Skills Development Canada
IMP Group Limited
Industry Canada
ISM Canada
Johnson Corporation, The
L'Oréal Canada Inc.
Ledcor Group of Companies
Loblaw Companies Limited
Manitoba Hydro
Mars Canada Inc.
McGill University
MDS Nordion Inc.
Medtronic of Canada Inc.
Molson Coors Canada
Monsanto Canada Inc.
National Energy Board
NB Power Holding Corporation
New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
Nexen Inc.
Novartis Pharma Canada Inc.
Nuance Communications Canada Inc.
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
OMNI Health Care Ltd.
Ontario Public Service
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Procter & Gamble Inc.
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
Research In Motion Limited (RIM)
Royal Bank of Canada
SAS Institute Canada, Inc.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Shell Canada Limited
Siemens Canada Limited
Simon Fraser University
Sophos Inc.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Stantec Inc.
Statistics Canada
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
TD Bank Financial Group
Telus Corporation
Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto, City of
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
TransCanada Corporation
Union Gas Limited
University of Toronto
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancouver Island Health Authority
World Vision Canada
Yellow Pages Group Co.
Yukon Hospital Corporation

(Source: Career Canada)

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