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EO. H. YOUNG & CO. LTD., Winnipeg. Customs brokerage and trade; 121 employees. Encourages employees to get involved in the community with paid volunteer time as well as matching funds to their charitable donations. GREAT LITTLE BOX COMPANY LTD., Richmond, B.C. Box manufacturing; 256 employees. Presents two top-performing employees with the “Award of Excellence” every month, including $500 to the charity of their choice. GROUPHEALTH GLOBAL BENEFIT SOLUTIONS INC., Surrey, B.C. Health benefits plans; 117 employees. Recognizes exceptional work performance through individual bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, on-the-spot awards and year-end bonuses. GSOFT, Montreal. Computer software; 142 employees. Provides an employee lounge complete with a skateboard halfpipe, video games, foosball and table tennis.


ARBOUR AIR GROUP, Richmond, B.C. Passenger air transportation; 243 employees. Maintains a charitable focus on the environment and community-oriented projects, donating more than 800 flights in the past year to non-profit organizations through its Pink Friday sponsorship. HB STUDIOS MULTIMEDIA LTD., Lunenburg, N.S. Video game developer; 78 employees. Offers new parents the convenience of on-site daycare when they are ready to return to work. HEMMERA ENVIROCHEM INC., Burnaby, B.C. Environmental consulting; 181 employees. Offers employees who are new mothers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence. HOCKEYTECH INC., Waterloo, Ont. Sports analytics information services; 45 employees. Offers up to five paid personal days off to help employees balance their work and personal lives. HOSTWAY CORP., Vancouver. Website hosting and management; 51 employees.


Provides a quiet room for meditation and religious observance at their head office.


GLOO SOFTWARE, Kitchener, Ont. Custom computer programming; 90 employees. Offers employees three weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to four weeks after three years on the job. INTELEX TECHNOLOGIES INC., Toronto. Software publishers; 350 employees. Manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees interested in pursuing postsecondary studies. INTELLIGENT MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS INC. / IMS, Waterloo, Ont. Automotive telematics technology; 107 employees. Provides a generous health spending account of up to $2,400, allowing employees to top up levels of coverage as needed. IQMETRIX, Vancouver. Computer programming; 317 employees. Encourages employees to keep active with access to an on-site fitness facility featuring exercise equipment and a private trainer.

q Mike McDerment, CEO and co-founder of FreshBooks at the company's office in Toronto.


ENWAY MACK SLUSARCHUK STEWART LLP, Calgary. Accounting; 62 employees. Offers employees up to eight paid personal days, which can be scheduled throughout the year. KINAXIS INC., Ottawa. Software publishers; 282 employees. Hosts a “Hackathon Week” to challenge employees to utilize their skills and creativity to improve and innovate the company’s products.


AWTON PARTNERS FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES LTD., Winnipeg. Financial planning; 57 employees. Provides a health spending account of up to $1,000 a year, allowing employees to top up levels of coverage as needed. CLEOD LAW LLP, Calgary. Law firm; 114 employees. Offers generous referral bonuses to employees who recruit candidates from their personal networks. MEDGATE INC., Toronto. Software development; 113 employees. Continues to create employment, adding 14 new full-time positions in the past year. MESSAGEPOINT, Toronto. Communications management software; 52 employees. Cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees.


EXT LEVEL GAMES INC., Vancouver. Software publishers; 72 employees. Offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a subsidy for IVF for parents-to-be.


NICOLA WEALTH MANAGEMENT LTD., Vancouver. Investment management; 135 employees. Supports a number of local, national and international charitable initiatives each year. NORTH STRATEGIC INC., Toronto. Marketing consulting; 61 employees. Provides three weeks of starting vacation allowance, paid time off during the winter holidays and paid personal days off. NOSEWORTHY CHAPMAN CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS, St. John’s. Accounting; 55 employees. Offers phasedin work options for employees nearing retirement.


2E BRANDS, Vancouver. Waste removal, moving and home services; 285 employees. Lets salaried employees

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