Do you work for the "best" employer?

Is your Canadian company on this list?

Every year there is a Best Employers in Canada study. This year is the 11th year that the companies get ranked as the best people to work for in Canada.

How is the decision made for who makes the list? Organizations will submit their names and a confidential survey is done of the employees. The study looks at employee engagement. What is a good response from the employees about their employers? When asked, they speak in a positive manner about their organization to potential employees, customers and co-workers. Another part of employee engagement is that they have a very strong desire to be a member of the organization. An engaged employee puts in extra effort and is dedicated to doing an excellent job in order to contribute to the success of the organization.

Ontario leads with 25 companies, Alberta has nine, British Columbia has six, Quebec has four, Saskatchewan has three and Manitoba and Nova Scotia both have one. There is one company that has headquarters in both Ontario and Quebec.

The list has eight new names that have never "made the cut" before.

The list is as follows:

1. PCL Constructors Inc. Edmonton, AB
2. EllisDon Corporation London, ON
3. Cisco Canada Toronto, ON
4. Bennett Jones LLP Calgary, AB
5. CIMA + Partner in Excellence Laval, QC
6. WestJet Calgary, AB
7. JTI-Macdonald Corp. Mississauga, ON
8. BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. Surrey, BC
9. Farm Credit Canada Regina, SK
10. Edward Jones Mississauga, ON
11. Wellington West Holdings Inc. Winnipeg, MB
12. Stikeman Elliott LLP Montreal, QC / Toronto, ON
13. Aecon Group Inc. Toronto, ON
14. Marriott Hotels of Canada Ltd. Mississauga, ON
15. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Mississauga, ON
16. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada Toronto, ON
17. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited Toronto, ON
18. The Co-operators Guelph, ON
19. Flight Centre Canada Vancouver, BC
20. Delta Hotels and Resorts Toronto, ON
21. LoyaltyOne Inc. Toronto, ON
22. G&K Services Canada Inc. Mississauga, ON
23. OMERS Administration Corporation Toronto, ON
24. Scotiabank Group Toronto, ON
25. AstraZeneca Canada Inc. Mississauga, ON
26. TD Bank Financial Group Toronto, ON
27. Conexus Regina, SK
28. Earl's Restaurants Ltd. North Vancouver, BC
29. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Dorval, QC
30. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (Canada) Toronto, ON
31. Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. Montreal, QC
32. Co-operators Life Insurance Company Regina, SK
33. Graham Group Ltd. Calgary, AB
34. Bentall LP Toronto, ON
35. Canadian Western Bank Edmonton, AB
36. ATB Financial Edmonton, AB
37. Ericsson Canada Inc. Town of Mount Royal, QC
38. Keg Restaurants Ltd Toronto, ON
39. Federal Express Canada Ltd. Mississauga, ON
40. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Surrey, BC
41. Nova Scotia Community College Dartmouth, NS
42. Envision Financial Langley, BC
43. Meyers Norris Penny Calgary, AB
44. Ceridian Canada Ltd. Markham, ON
45. Cintas Canada Limited Mississauga, ON
46. British Columbia Automobile Association Burnaby, BC
47. Clark Builders Edmonton, AB
48. Procter & Gamble, Inc. Toronto, ON
49. Nexen Inc. Calgary, AB
50. Novotel Canada Mississauga, ON