Sheridan records highest finish ever for a college on Forbes’ Best Employers list


Published January 26, 2022 at 10:20 am

Sheridan College ranks eighth overall on Forbes’ latest list of Canada’s Best Employers. SHERIDAN IMAGE

Sheridan College, with campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga, ranks eighth overall on Forbes latest list of Canada’s Best Employers.

That marks the highest that a college has ever finished in the history of the annual survey. Sheridan improves on its 14th place finish last year. It placed 87th in 2020.

Only one other college in the province finished among the top 300 employers on the list, which is based on an independent, anonymous survey of more than 10,000 Canadian workers employed by businesses with at least 500 employees.

Forbes highlighted Sheridan’s coronavirus response when publishing the results, particularly its innovative strategies to keep employees engaged and supported during the pandemic.

“Sheridan is proud to once again be recognized as an employer of choice,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor. “Our faculty and staff are the best in the business and together, we fuel and sustain a values-driven organization that believes in the transformational power of higher education.

“An unwavering commitment to putting students first is how we stay focused and resilient.”

Sheridan has maintained full-time employment at pre-pandemic levels and welcomed approximately the same number of partial-load and part-time professors in 2021 as it did in the Winter 2020 semester.

The local college also supported its faculty and staff during the pandemic by enhancing campus safety protocols, supplying high quality masks, providing ergonomic assessments of home offices and forming the Remote Work Task Force to lay the foundation for a flexible post-pandemic employment experience.

Sheridan also hosted a community vaccine clinic in Brampton.

Research for Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list was conducted by Forbes in partnership with Statista, it’s marketing partner.

The final list ranks the top 300 employers from across 37 industries.

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