TELUS and SaskTel named in Canada’s Top 100 Employers list

Ian Hardy

October 11, 2012 7:33am

Mediacorp Canada unveiled Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Since we specifically cover the mobile industry in Canada – both carriers and manufacturers – I skimmed through the list and found only two companies to be honoured with this award, TELUS and SaskTel. Clearly missing this year are Rogers, Bell, and RIM.

To make the list Mediacorp “invited 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers, plus 6,000 other companies and organizations in industries that our editors wanted to examine more closely.” In addition, once they started to examine the application list, there was 8 key areas: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.

The reasons for TELUS making the cut was because of their charitable and community involvement, “excellent financial rewards,” encourages employees to work from home through a formal “Work Styles” program, employee development programs. TELUS reportedly has 24,443 full-time employees and 3,596 part-time employees in Canada.

SaskTel employs 3,131 full-time employees and 629 part-time employees in Canada and gives their employees $2,500 for development programs, “encourages employees to stay in-shape with free membership to an onsite fitness facility.”

The latest stat by the CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association) is based on 2010 numbers and revealed that the mobile industry in Canada generated $43 billion for the Canadian economy, plus employed 260,000 jobs.

Source: Top 100

  • Kingspec

    They do treat us well.

    – Happy Telus employee

    • TrainRider

      Yes, they certainly do.

  • Jordan

    Saying they generated $43 million for the Canadian economy is a little misleading since a huge portion of that is going into the pockets of already rich shareholders and executives instead of actually stimulating the economy in any way.

    • Gabriel

      You really know nothing about TELUS to say they do not stimulate economy…

  • Hank

    I work for Samsung, I’m surprised we aren’t listed as it’s a great workplace. Congratulations to Telus and SaskTel all the same!

  • Joanne

    WHOOO HOOOO!! Go TELUS!! They do treat us well 🙂

  • zo

    Telus does not treat their store employees well. Those who say they do probably work up in the offices. I know many of my friends that wrk at stores n Telus doesnt care much about them.

  • Jaymerman79

    Most employees at stores are not TELUS employees… They’re employed by private dealers.
    Ask your friends what company name is on their paystub.

  • Dave

    Obviously, there’re less than 100 company in Canada, so something that they can’t fail. WTF!

  • Jenna

    Working directly for TELUS has been the best employment I’ve had. And I’ve worked for the competition too. Don’t knock it till you try it. We’re always hiring 🙂