U of G Among Region’s Top Employers


The University of Guelph has been named among this area’s top employers by Mediacorp Canada.

This is the eighth year that Mediacorp has identified 15 top employers in Waterloo Region and Guelph. The Toronto-based company also heads the national 100 Top Employers Project.

Employers are evaluated using eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

U of G was cited for its education and training subsidies and academic scholarships for the children of employees; maternity and parental leave top-up payments; alternative work arrangements; benefits and retirement planning; and various on-site amenities.

Other  local organizations on this year’s list are: Com Dev International, Crawford & Company (Canada), D2L Corp. (formerly Desire2Learn), Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Canada, Gore Mutual Insurance Co., Guelph General Hospital, Intel Security (formerly McAfee Canada), Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan, OpenText Corp., Royal Canin Canada, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Sun Life Financial Canada, Teledyne Dalsa, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

Open Text and Toyota also are on the list of Canada’s top 100 employers.