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24 of The 300 Best Companies To Work For In Canada Are Right Here In BC

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Finding work in the city may be tough at times, but Metro Vancouver is home to 22 of the country’s best employers.

Forbes released their annual list, naming 300 businesses across Canada as the country’s best places to work for.

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To do this, the business magazine surveyed 8,000 Canadians working for about 500 employees.

They asked each person to rate how likely they’d be to recommend their employer on a scale from 0-10. Those people then had to nominate other organizations.

The final list of 300 are the ones with the highest number of recommendations.

And, of that list are businesses from Burnaby, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Richmond and Vancouver.

Here’s what companies ranked on the list and where they placed:

  1. BC Hydro – Vancouver
  2. Simon Fraser University – Burnaby
  3. Intel – Vancouver
  4. Newmont Celebration – Vancouver
  5. City of Vancouver – Vancouver
  6. Telus – Vancouver
  7. Douglas College – New Westminster
  8. The Keg Bar & Grill – Richmond
  9. Cactus Club – Vancouver
  10. West Fraser Timber – Vancouver
  11. WorksafeBC – Vancouver
  12. Choices Markets – Delta
  13. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates – Richmond
  14. TransLink – New Westminster
  15. Fraser Health – Surrey
  16. BCAA – Burnaby
  17. Pharmasave – Langley
  18. Paladin Security – Vancouver
  19. Chevron – Vancouver
  20. A&W Restaurants – North Van
  21. Vancity Bank – Vancouver
  22. Lululemon Athletica – Vancouver

There are two additional B.C. employers on the list, based in Victoria. That includes University of Victoria, placing 68 and Island Health at 69th.

However…Toronto has 59 employers on the list – more than double our businesses.

The Canadian company that got the top stop was one that may come as a bit of surprise: Google. (You can see the full list, here.)

Canada’s unemployment rate is currently at 5.6%, above by 0.2% from last year, according to Forbes.

However according to another study, half of Vancouver employees live paycheque to paycheque.

In other Canadian news, a study shows that nearly two-thirds of Canadian boards are made entirely up of men.

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