Mississauga-based Ericsson Canada named fourth-best employer in country
Published January 26, 2023 at 11:59 am
Mississauga-based Ericsson Canada has been ranked the fourth-best employer in the country, according to an annual survey conducted by Forbes.
The Swedish telecommunications giant, which employs more than 104,000 people worldwide, headquarters its Canadian operations on Matheson Blvd. E.
It found itself in the top five on the Top 300 Canadian Employers list compiled by Forbes and released on Wednesday (Jan. 25).
The annual list is developed based on independent surveys of more than 12,000 employees working part- or full-time for Canadian companies employing at least 500 people.
Marriott International (Canada), Mercedes-Benz (Canada) and Purolator are the other Mississauga-based companies to crack the top 50. Of the four to make that cut, Purolator is the only 100 per cent Canadian company.
Marriott, which employs 120,000 people worldwide and is based in Maryland, ranked 22nd on the list.
Mercedes-Benz, headquartered in Germany and employing more than 173,000 people, placed 24th on the list.
Canadian head offices for both of those companies are also located on Matheson Blvd. E.
Purolator, based in Meadowvale and employing 14,000 people, ranked No. 46 on the list. The Canadian courier company was also recognized in 2022 as No. 14 on a list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity.
The City of Mississauga, home to some 5,800 employees, ranks 52nd on the list.
In total, 24 Mississauga-based companies appear in the top 300.
Oakville-based Sheridan College (3,380 employees) ranked No. 1 on the list followed by Canadian Mental Health Association (Toronto, 5,000 employees) and Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Richmond, B.C., 10,400 employees). After Ericsson at No. 4, Export Development Canada (Ottawa, 2,032 employees) completes the top five.
Participants in the survey were asked to rate how likely they were to recommend their current employer, and they could recommend employers other than their own.
Those factors and others were used to create the final list of 300, Forbes says.
For the City of Mississauga, it marks the fourth consecutive year it has been recognized on the list.