Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing Announces Top Small and Medium Employers

Posted on January 16, 2008

Kingston, ON – Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company, today announced the results of the fourth annual Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada study. Results were published in today’s Globe and Mail Career section.

The study measures employee engagement — the degree of intellectual and emotional commitment employees have to their workplace. Top employers demonstrated clear communications practices, strong hiring and training practices and ample opportunities for career advancement.

“Good companies are led by business leaders who connect their people to the business and have a way of making results more intimate for employees and showing how employees’ jobs are important to the big picture,” said survey co-ordinator Einar Westerlund, director of project development at Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, in the Globe and Mail.

Overall, almost 10,000 employees and 700 leaders at 300 companies completed surveys.

2008 Top 25 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada

  1. Axia NetMedia Corp – Calgary, AB
  2. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chophouse – Vancouver, BC
  3. Windsor Family Credit Union – Windsor, ON
  4. DRN Commerce Inc. – London, ON
  5. Kawartha Credit Union Ltd. – Peterborough, ON
  6. Sapphire Technologies Canada Ltd. (formerly CNC Global Ltd.) – Toronto, ON
  7. 4Refuel Canada Ltd. – Langley, BC
  8. Dempsey Corp. – Toronto, ON
  9. National Leasing – Winnipeg, MB
  10. Skjodt-Barrett Foods Inc. – Mississauga, ON
  11. Fuller Landau LLP – Toronto, ON
  12. High Road Communications – Toronto, ON
  13. Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP – Edmonton, AB
  14. Benefits By Design Inc. – Port Coquitlam, BC
  15. Spectra Credit Union – Estevan, SK
  16. Allergan Inc. – Markham, ON
  17. SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) – Toronto, ON
  18. Chevron Canada Resources Ltd. – Calgary, AB
  19. Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. – Mississauga, ON
  20. GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. – Vancouver, BC
  21. Rare Method Interactive Corp. – Calgary, AB
  22. Hood Group – Sherwood Park, AB
  23. Innovation Place – Saskatoon, SK
  24. Sovereign General Insurance Company – Calgary, AB
  25. Mega Group Inc. – Saskatoon, SK

For more information or to participate in the 2009 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada study, visit the Queen’s Centre For Business Venturing or call 1.877.955.1800.