City of Brampton cracks top 100 on list of Canada’s best employers

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Published January 27, 2022 at 1:04 pm

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The City of Brampton has been included on a list of Canada’s best employers for a fourth year in a row.

Brampton came ranked 98 out of 300 on the Forbes list, which surveyed more than 10,000 Canadians working for companies with more than 500 employees.

Participants rated organizations based on their willingness to recommend them to friends and family, and were also asked to nominate organizations other than their own.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said the city is proud to be recognized by Forbes,  city employees “are dedicated to building a community for our residents that is safe, sustainable and successful.”

“This recognition of being an employer of choice for our staff speaks to their passion for our community, and to getting results for our residents,” Brown said in a statement.

The city highlighted its Flexible Work Program which launched earlier this month to support flexibility in where and when employees work. The program includes options for remote work, flex-time, job sharing and compressed work weeks, and is part of the Workplace Modernization initiative.

It also touted its Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit, Black Employee Engagement Network, and the Black and Indigenous Youth Internship and Co-op Program.

“The City of Brampton continues to take steps to remove barriers and modernize our workplace so that it is fair and equitable for all,” Coun. Rowena Santos said in a statment. “Our employees are passionate about serving our diverse community, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities for them, while building an inclusive and engaging workplace culture. ”

The city was bookended by Winnipeg’s Wawanesa Insurance at 99 and Dalhousie University in Halifax at 97.

Hydro Quebec took the top spot on the list, follwoed by the University of New Brunswick and the Canada School of Public Service.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the annual list. 

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