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U of T honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017

Canada's Top 100 Employers 2017

November 7, 2016

The University of Toronto (U of T) has been honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the tenth year!

Canada’s Top 100 Employers are chosen annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a “national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.”

As Richard Yerema, managing editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., notes, “To secure a place on a list like Canada’s Top 100 Employers an employer has to do everything well — it’s like being a hockey player who excels at both defence and offence, or an athlete who wins a triathlon.”

Winners were announced on November 7, 2016 in Canada’s Top 100 online magazine, published by the Globe and Mail.


Why U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017


“I am proud of our efforts to provide the programs and services staff and faculty need and look for in an employer,” notes Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity. “My team is also very aware of the changing nature of the workplace and the complexities of people’s lives and career aspirations. Working with colleagues across the University, we are committed to finding ways to address work-life balances, enhance diversity and create opportunities for professional growth.”

Among the reasons cited for this award:

  • U of T supports families with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments, available to mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents
  • U of T encourages employees to save for the future with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and offers retirement planning assistance as well as phased-in work options
  • In recognition of its historic and important role in the development of Canada’s largest urban region, the University’s long-term Towards 2030 Plan incorporates a strategy to work closely with local public, private and non-profit organizations to plan and help make the region “a better place in which to live, work and prosper.”

For more information on the reasons for selection, visit U of T’s Canada’s Top 100 Employer page.


Canada’s Top 100 Employers Award Selection Process


All employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs in these eight criteria:

  1. Physical Workplace
  2. Work Atmosphere & Social
  3. Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation & Time-Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training & Skills Development
  8. Community Involvement

To learn more about Canada’s Top 100 Employers Award, please visit Canada’s Top 100 Employers.


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