One industry seemed to dominate the list
Global professional network LinkedIn has named this year’s most sought-after employers in Canada, with the country’s biggest banks leading the way.
LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2019 is a selection of 25 organisations where Canadians would most like to work at based on four criteria: interest in the company; employee engagement; job demand; and employee retention. The professional network gathered the insights of over 15 million users in Canada as part of a more extensive survey of its 600 million-plus members worldwide.
Setting an example
Amid a tight labour market, the honourees are setting an example for other companies on how to attract, develop and retain top talent.
LinkedIn identified three important trends currently shaping corporate culture in Canada. Top companies are:
- Harnessing technology in the workplace
- Building inclusive and diverse teams
- Investing in upskilling talent
This year, RBC topped the list thanks to its innovative employee benefits. The company recently launched a retirement funding program that calculates a portion of an employee’s student loan or mortgage and sets aside an equivalent amount in the employee’s retirement account.
BMO Financial, meanwhile, is taking inclusivity as its top priority. The bank was included in the top 25 of the 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Index compiled worldwide by Thomson Reuters.
Here is a complete list of Canada’s Top Companies 2019:
5. BMO Financial Group
6. Deloitte Canada
7. National Bank of Canada
10. PwC Canada
12. KPMG Canada
19. Loblaw Companies Limited
23. Suncor Energy