In its 20th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition highlights exceptional workplaces across the nation to be published in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail. In the 2020 ranking, 3M Canada Company and Digital Extremes Ltd. were recognized as two companies leading Southwestern Ontario’s business culture for their focus on employee engagement and continued learning.
Technology manufacturing giant 3M Canada received A+ ratings in multiple categories, including Training & Skills Development. Employees are encouraged to learn new skills with subsidies available for professional accreditations — an incentive that will become increasingly valuable in the future of work. Recognition for Work Atmosphere & Communications included praise for their quarterly town halls and opportunities to learn directly from senior leadership. 3M was also recognized for leading in Physical Workplace and Community Involvement.
London game development leader Digital Extremes received A+ ratings in the same categories — Physical Workplace, shining a light on their electric vehicle charging stations; Work Atmosphere, demonstrated by weekly opportunities for employees to have breakfast with the president; and Community Involvement in support of organizations like Canada Learning Code, which empowers communities nationwide through technology education. The Warframe developer’s final A+ grade for Training & Skills Development came as no surprise, considering how easily accessible they make numerous training initiatives and tuition allowances through an ingrained culture of learning and development.
The full list of winners and detailed breakdowns of their ratings are available on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition page.