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Mississauga Companies Moving Up Forbes’ Best Employers in Canada List

03/03/2018, 10:15am EST
By John Barber

Research Analyst at City of Mississauga

A growing number of companies on Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers call Mississauga home. Forbes recently released its 2018 rankings of Canada’s Best Employers, and 19 of the top 300 employers are headquartered in Mississauga. This was a substantial increase from last year’s list which included 12 Mississauga-based companies.

Perhaps even more impressive, is that two Mississauga companies have made it into the top 20 list for 2018. Kruger Products, a manufacturer of paper goods such as towels and toilet paper and employs 2,166 people, was ranked the second best employer across all of Canada. Microsoft, also with headquarters in Mississauga and who employs 2,000 people, was ranked the 18th best employer.

Forbes’ Best Employer rankings are based on a survey of 8,000 employees within Canada. The surveys are conducted online in collaboration with the research firm Statistica and are restricted to Canadians working for large firms and institutions (those with 500 or more employees). Employees are asked whether they would recommend their employers on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most positive. For example, employees gave second place Kruger Products a score of 9.3.

See below for a list and ranking of all 19 Mississauga-based companies that made the top 300 in Canada.

Rank      Company Name

2              Kruger Products

18           Microsoft

27           Oracle

39           GlaxoSmithKline

59           General Electric

72           Ericsson

88           RE/MAX INTEGRA

103         FedEx

109         Hilton

113         Marriott Hotels

116         EllisDon

128         Canada Cartage

158         PepsiCo

162         City of Mississauga

163         Honeywell International

165         Schneider Electric

174         Hatch

175         Brewers Retail

275         Purolator

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