Purolator lone Mississauga company named as one of Canada’s top 50 employers

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Published January 25, 2023 at 4:56 pm

Purolator is the lone Mississauga company to be named among Canada’s top 50 employers in an annual study conducted by Forbes.

The Meadowvale-based Canadian courier company, which employs some 14,000 people, ranked No. 46 on the Top 300 Forbes list that was released today (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.

Purolator 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, is the only other Mississauga employer to crack the top 100 on the Forbes list. It ranks 52nd.

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), Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Richmond, B.C., 10,400 employees), Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden, 104,490 employees) and Export Development Canada (Ottawa, 2,032 employees) to complete 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.

City officials note that it ranks among the top 25 per cent of all government services organizations in Canada and top 17 per cent of all 300 companies receiving recognition.

“This achievement is a testament to the City’s outstanding leadership and the continued dedication its employees show in the work they have done and continue to do every day, especially during these challenging times,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I’m proud to be a mayor of a city that fosters such a positive workplace culture and job satisfaction. The City’s ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability, and its ability to attract and retain top talent, have helped us win this honour for four consecutive years.”

Paul Mitcham, Mississauga’s city manager and chief administrative officer, said part of what makes the City a  leading employer is the support it has in place for employees.

“We offer many learning and educational opportunities for professional development that give staff the opportunity to grow in their careers at the City, and we see this reflected in the long service many employees achieve. We are also focused on continuing to make the workplace a welcoming one, one that is respectful and inclusive that provides access to resources when our employees need it.”

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