January 26, 2021
The City of Mississauga was again recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Employers in 2021; ranking among the top three per cent of all Government Services organizations in Canada and among the top 10 per cent of all 300 companies receiving recognition.
“The fact that the City of Mississauga has once again been acknowledged as a leading Canadian employer is a meaningful achievement. It is truly a reflection of the City’s outstanding leadership especially during this time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It is thanks to our staff, our greatest asset, and their ability to pivot, shift and deliver innovative ideas that the City has such a positive work culture that is helping attract and retain top talent.”
The list featured companies and corporations across Canada, including a number of Mississauga-based businesses who also received a number of accolades and recommendations.
“I am very pleased that our employees are so proud and think so highly of the City of Mississauga as an employer, especially during this time of COVID-19, that we continue to rank among the leading national employers in Canada,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “At the City, we’ve been able to attract and retain a talented workforce by offering a total compensation package which includes competitive salaries and benefits, career development, corporate recognition, learning opportunities and training. We also promote a culture of work-life balance, a supportive and positive environment with growth opportunities. As responsible leaders, we’re also committed to furthering equity, diversity, inclusion and wellness in our workplace.”
According to Forbes, the annual list is compiled by surveying 8,000 Canadians working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Forbes has partnered with a market research company to evaluate companies based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.
As Canada’s sixth-largest city, Mississauga is home to 777,000 residents and more than 98,000 businesses, including more than 75 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. Mississauga is a diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality in the Greater Toronto Area. It’s focused on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.