School with campuses in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton tops on Forbes’ list of best employers


Published January 25, 2023 at 2:14 pm

Sheridan College, with campuses in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton, is the No. 1 ranked employer in Canada according to Forbes' annual list of Canada's Best Employers. SHERIDAN COLLEGE IMAGE

When it comes to the best place to work in the country, Sheridan College, with campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga, tops the list.

That’s according to a Forbes’ annual list of Canada’s Best  Employers released on Thursday (Jan. 25).

Forbes partnered with the market research firm Statista to compile the list of the top 300 employers using ranking based on a survey of more than 12,000 Canadians working for companies and institutions with at least 500 employees.

Participants were asked to rate how likely they were to recommend their current employer, and could recommend employers other than their own.

Founded in 1967, Sheridan College has over 3,380 employees and educates nearly 40,000 students from across the country and world.

The educational facility offers over 130 academic programs and also includes the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, focused on developing and testing quality of life improvements for senior citizens and their families.

Carlton University, at No. 6, was the only other post-secondary institution to place in the Top 10 on the 2023 Forbes list.

“This is an incredible achievement for Sheridan. We’ve always been proud to be recognized by Forbes as an employer of choice,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College. “To finish at the top of the list, in only our second top 10 ranking, confirms that our commitment to developing a work culture where innovative risk-taking, collaboration and life-long learning thrive is the right path forward.

“This honour belongs to our dedicated employees who are one of Sheridan’s greatest assets.”

This is the second time recently the local college was recognized by Forbes.

In 2022, Sheridan was named to the Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers For Diversity. It ranked No. 10, highest of any Canadian college.

Placing second behind Sheridan College on the list of Canada’s Best Employers was the Canadian Mental Health Association in Toronto with 5,000 employees, while the Keg Steakhouse & Bar, with 10,400 employees and based out of Richmond, British Columbia, was third.

To see the complete Top 300 list of Canada’s Best Employers, visit here.

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