About the Competition
First published in 2002, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers. The employers on this list are Canada’s leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations. Before 2007, this competition was published annually as an appendix to our Canada’s Top 100 Employers paperback. This year’s winners were announced on February 9, 2018 in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail. Read the press release issued the same day for more background on this year’s competition.
Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in terms of the programs they have to attract and retain younger workers. These include benefits such as tuition assistance and the availability of co-op or work-study programs. Their editors also examine each employer’s mentorship and training programs, including benefits such as bonuses paid when employees complete certain courses or professional designations. They also review each employer’s career management programs, looking for initiatives that can assist younger workers advance faster in the organization. Lastly, their editors also look at the average age of employees at each employer to better understand the composition and profile of their workforce.
The Globe and Mail is the editorial partner on the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competition. Each year, they co-publish a large national magazine announcing the winners, which appears in The Globe and is read by thousands of students and young people starting their careers.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for their national competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Applications for the 2019 competition will be available early in 2018. The 2019 winners will be announced in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail early in 2019.