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.