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April 15, 2021

Wondering where to find the best place to work?

Wondering where your next job should take you? Google, Habanero and Royal LePage take top spots in this year’s 100 best places to work in Canada ranking.

The annual competition is based on years of research by the Great Place to Work Institute with input from more than 57,000 Canadian employees this time out.

The actual rankings are based on the culture of the organization that's modeled on the five dimensions found in the employee view of a great workplace.

On top of that, a culture audit helps identify gaps between the impact programs are intended to have and their actual influence on employees.


Regardless of size, industry or the current economic climate, each of the organizations that made the grade has discovered that trust is the foundation for quality jobs and performance excellence, claims Jen Wetherow, the driver behind this year's rankings

And the good news is that high-trust relationships require behaviours that can be learned and embedded into any organization’s culture, she maintains.

"While the concept of trust may seem intangible, the management practices required to nurture trust are actually quite straightforward and can be learned and embedded into your culture."  

That means allowing you to focus on your job, without having to second guess what others may or may not be doing. In the ideal, trust helps avoid or eliminate bureaucracy, unnecessary processes, and excessive oversight -- all of which can both inhibit innovation and slow progress.

Is your employer on the list? If so, what makes them different? Is there an atmosphere of trust where you work? 

By Gordon Powers, MSN Money



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Gordon PowersGordon Powers

A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a financial services consulting firm. Gordon was a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail for many years, has taught retirement planning...

Jason BucklandJason Buckland

The modern-day MC Hammer of money, Jason can often be seen spending cash that isn’t his with the efficiency of a Wilt Chamberlain first date. After cutting his teeth as a reporter for the Toronto Sun, he joined the MSN Money team with...