The Best Places To Work In Canada, According To Glassdoor

Microsoft is the top place to work in Canada, according to job recruiting website Glassdoor, which recently revealed its 2019 Best Places To Work list. The list is based on anonymous employee feedback, which was gathered between Oct. 23, 2017, and Oct. 21, 2018.

Only companies with over 1,000+ employees were eligible to make the list, and Microsoft received a 4.5 rating out of 5. The tech giant moved up three spots after coming in fourth place last year.

The top 25 places to work are:

  1. Microsoft (4.5)
  2. PointClickCare (4.5 rating)
  3. SAP (4.4 rating)
  4. Keg Restaurants (4.4 rating)
  5. Ubisoft (4.4 rating)
  6. Shopify (4.4 rating)
  7. Randstad (4.4 rating)
  8. Fortinet (4.3 rating)
  9. Intact (4.3 rating)
  10. Starbucks (4.3 rating)
  11. Electronic Arts (4.3 rating)
  12. RBC (4.3 rating)
  13. Apple (4.3 rating)
  14. SickKids (4.3 rating)
  15. University Health Network (4.3 rating)
  16. Telus (4.3 rating)
  17. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (4.3 rating)
  18. Ikea (4.3 rating)
  19. Best Buy (4.3 rating)
  20. Ceridian (4.3 rating)
  21. PwC (4.2 rating)
  22. Shell (4.2 rating)
  23. TD Bank (4.2 rating)
  24. Edward Jones (4.2 rating)
  25. Home Depot (4.2 rating)

A solution sales specialist in Montreal, QC, called Microsoft an “amazing and challenging place to work,” while a senior program manager said the company hosts events that give “lots of opportunities to learn.” Other employees touted the company’s “amazing benefits” and “fun work environment.”

German software corporation SAP (which topped the list last year) is the only company to make the top five list in Canada as well as the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Over the past four years, four companies have hovered around the top—SAP, Starbucks, Apple, Ceridian and Ubisoft.

Canada’s unemployment rate (5.8%) is the lowest it’s been in about a decade, allowing people to be choosy about their employment.

“In today’s tight labour market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job,” Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said in a release.

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