Here are Canada’s best employers of 2023, according to Forbes

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One of the world’s most controversial list compilers has ranked the top Canadian employers of 2023. The list was created by, you guessed it, Forbes.

The American business magazine polled 12,000 Canadians who work in institutions with a minimum of 500 employees. Surveyors were asked to examine the likelihood of recommending their employer to others and if they would recommend other employees to work at their company.

It may not seem like it but according to Statistics Canada the national unemployment rate has been on a decline since 2021. 

In Dec. 2022, the unemployment rate dropped 0.1 points to 5.0 per cent, slightly below record lows of 4.9 per cent in June and July

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey concluding 2022 illustrates employment rises for youth, adults 55 and older and women in the core age groups of 25 to 55-year-olds.  

Top industries hiring at the close of last year in Ontario were construction, transportation and warehousing, culture and recreation, professional, scientific and technical services and accommodation and food services, according to Statistics Canada. Employment, however, did decrease in health-care and social assistance services. 

On Forbes’ list of 300 entries, the top five employers were in various sectors, including education, health-care, hospitality technology and financial services, among others. 

Canada’s top 5 best employers, according to Forbes:

  1. Sheridan College 
  2. Canadian Mental Health Association
  3. The Keg Steakhouse 
  4. Ericsson
  5. Export Development Canada

Following the top five companies are Carleton University, Hydro-Québec, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and OpenText.

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