BC Hydro tops Forbes list of top employers

A pair of B.C. organizations topped Forbes Media’s inaugural list of Canada’s Best Employers.

BC Hydro was No. 1 in the ranking of the top 250 employers across 25 industries, followed by Van city and Quebec-based ABB Canada.

The list was assembled by research firm Statista from an independent survey of 8,000 Canadian employees working for large firms or institutions.

The ranking indicates Canadians’ trust and passion for their domestic companies. Seventy per cent of the Top 50 were Canadian companies, and the top two companies in the survey are based in Canada.

Survey respondents were asked if they would recommend their own employer or any other employers in their industry to a potential employee. To ensure the independence of the survey, the companies were not informed in advance. Only permanent employees took part in the survey.

According to the survey, the most satisfied Canadian employees work in the construction, oil and gas operations, mining and chemicals category.

The complete list of the 250 best Canadian employers can be found at www.forbes.com/canada-best-employers.