Forbes says Canada’s top 2 employers are from B.C.

Forbes has ranked Canada's "best" employers for the first time. Among them, Costco Wholesale. Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Forbes has brought its ranking prowess to bear (at last) on Canadian employers, releasing for the first time its apparently qualified assessment of who the “best” companies and institutions are to work for in the country.

The resulting list includes 250 employers across 25 industries – “ranging from corporate giants to community-based financial institutions to universities and government agencies,” Forbes says, “where employees feel right at home at the office.”

The country’s top employers, according to the Forbes rankings, are a diverse bunch: B.C. Hydro tops the list, followed by Vancouver-based credit union Vancity, engineering and manufacturing firm ABB and software company Ubisoft. Retailer Costco rounds out the top five.

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You can see the full list here.

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The 250 employers featured in the list were chosen based on the results of independent survey conducted among 8,000 Canadians employers working at large companies and institutions.

Employees were contacted anonymously online without the involvement of their employer. Respondents included in this sample are representative of the Canadian workforce by gender, age, region, education, and ethnicity, Forbes said.


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