congratulations to the top 20 employer brands in canada!

We’re pleased to announce Canada’s best employer brands of 2018! The winners were determined through an impartial survey conducted by Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR). Participants in the REBR survey ranked companies based on 10 factors: salary and benefits, career progression, financial health, contributions to society, interesting job content, job security, work atmosphere, use of the latest technology, reputation, and work-life balance.

For the second year running Microsoft Canada took home the top spot, claiming the title of Canada’s best employer brand in 2018. Canadians ranked Microsoft the best employer in 6 of the 10 categories the study measured. Career progression, financial health, interesting job content, job security, reputation and use of the latest technology all netted Microsoft top scores.

REBR award winners 2018 employer brands

congratulations to the top 20 employer brands in canada

  1. Microsoft Canada
  2. CAE Inc.
  3. Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation
  4. Canadian Solar Inc.
  5. Air Canada
  6. Indigo Books & Music Inc. (Indigo, Chapters and Coles)
  7. Bruce Power L.P.
  8. Merck KGaA
  9. FirstCanada ULC
  10. GlaxoSmithKline
  11. Nexen Energy ULC
  12. Transat A.T. Inc. (AirTransat)
  13. ArcelorMittal
  14. Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
  15. Johnson & Johnson
  16. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP Railway)
  17. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (AccorHotels)
  18. Thomson Reuters Canada Limited
  19. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.
  20. Celestica Inc.

hall of fame

WestJet is currently in Canada’s Employer Brand Hall of Fame. As a result, WestJet was ineligible to be ranked on the 2018 list. Congratulations to WestJet for being the only brand (as of yet!) to achieve this title.

Congratulations once again to all the winners! A strong employer brand impacts your company’s ability to draw in and retain top-tier talent in today’s competitive job market. All of the brands on this list are actively sought out by job seekers and that’s an accomplishment to be proud of.

Want to learn more about how the winners were determined? Visit our Employer Branding Centre.

about the author

Kristen Smalley - Content Manager

As someone who firmly believes that variety is the spice of life, content marketing has been a natural career path for me. Every day brings a chance to think creatively and learn about exciting new topics. Whether it's tackling content on employment trends, how to handle tough interview questions, or keeping safe in the workplace, there are always interesting topics waiting to be explored in the world of work!

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