It Pays to be a Best Workplace

Top Talent

Attract and retain the best employees

Competitive Edge

Customers prefer recognized companies

3X Market Returns

Certified Companies substantially outperform the market overall.

How it Works

Companies that want to be on a Best Workplace list start by getting Great Place Work Certified™. Through the Certification process, we capture employee feedback and details about the programs and practices that make your workplace unique.

Step 1: Survey Your Employees

Select a 2-week period to launch the Trust Index©, our research-backed employee survey.

Step 2: Complete Culture Brief

Provide details about your company’s programs and practices on our Culture Brief.

Multiple Recognition Opportunities With One Simple Process

We recognize companies of all sizes and in all industries around the world. With Great Place to Work Certification™, you'll become eligible for all our Best Workplaces™ lists. See our FAQs below for details on how to participate.

The Most Respected Recognition Program

Using our rigorous methodology, we gather and evaluate employee feedback and recognize companies who have built high-trust, high-performance cultures. Our research is backed by data compiled from over 100 million employee surveys in over 60 countries around the globe. Every year, we conduct the world's largest study of workplace excellence.

Upcoming List Deadlines

All Great Place to Work Certified™ companies have the chance to earn a coveted spot on one of our 15+ Best Workplaces™ lists. Once you’re Certified, we’ll automatically consider you for all upcoming lists in the next 12 months.

Brand yourself as a nationally-ranked great workplace and watch as new customers and recruits rush in.

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October 31, 2019

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April 15, 2020

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March 17, 2020

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May 12, 2020

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April 7, 2020

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June 2, 2020

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April 28, 2020

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June 23, 2020

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May 19, 2020

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July 14, 2020

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June 30, 2020

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August 25, 2020

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July 21, 2020

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September 15, 2020


Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s eligible for Best Workplaces lists?

Companies that have at least 10 employees in Canada and are Great Place to Work Certified are eligible for Best Workplaces lists.

How can I apply for Best Workplaces lists?

You don't have to apply for any of the Best Workplaces lists; you simply need to get Great Place to Work Certification. Once you are Certified, you are automatically considered for all relevant Best Workplaces lists for 12 months starting from the date you got Certified.

How many Best Workplaces lists are there?

We publish multiple Best Workplaces lists throughout the year on an annual basis. Our signature Best Workplaces™ in Canada list gets published every April. We also publish featured Best Workplaces™ lists based on geography, demography and industry.

How are Best Workplaces selected?

Best Workplaces are determined from the pool of Certified organizations and the qualifying organizations are those that meet the highest levels of the specific criteria for that specific list. 

For example, for our list of Best Workplaces in Technology, we identify companies with the highest scores from the pool of Certified companies working in technology sector. While, for our list of Best Workplaces for Women, we identify the Certified companies scoring best on parameters such as gender inclusion.

Is there a deadline to apply for the Best Workplaces lists?

There is no deadline to apply for Certification and you can get your employees surveyed during any 2-week period of your choice. Once you are Certified, you will be considered for all relevant Best Workplaces lists for 12 months.

However, there are deadlines for each of our Best Workplaces lists. For us to consider you for a particular list, you must be Certified by that list's deadline mentioned in the list calendar.

Do we need to pay any additional fee to get on the Best Workplaces list?

There is no fee to get on any Best Workplace list. You only pay once for Great Place to Work Certification which makes you eligible for all Best Workplaces lists.


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