Who are Canada's top employers for young people?
According to Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, there are several tech companies than make the cut. Two telcos, Rogers and Telus, make the list, although Bell is notably absent. Research In Motion also makes an appearence, despite many lay offs this year.
Telus got check points for things like onsite fitness, transit and tuition subsidies, and flexible work hours. The telco manages a rotational Leadership Development program for university and college graduates and recently created a unique Career Development Portal.
Rogers was give accolades for its employee sports teams and health benefits plan, and the fact that it "encourages ongoing employee development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, in-house and online training, career planning services, and 'Tandem,' a team mentoring program to provide employees with career development support."
RIM made the list thanks to an above-standard 3-week vacation time after the first year, plus casual dress codes and "ice cream Fridays" during summer. RIM is described has having "created over 1,000 new jobs in Canada," although its workforce is clearly on the decline so this is a questionable ranking.
Also on the list was OpenText, Digital Extremes, Strangeloop Networks, Vision Critical, and Upside Software.