On Campus

The top 25 places to work

University and college students rank where they want to be employed

Students believe working for the government is their best option, according to a survey released last week. The 2010 Canada’s Top Campus Employers Report, produced by firms DECODE and Brainstorm Consulting, surveyed 27, 000 university and college students, asking them to select from a list which employers they would like to work for. They were also invited to write in employers not listed. Fourteen of the 25 top employers selected were governments, of all levels, government related agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Graham Donald, one of the reports co-authors, says that the choices reflect a desire among young people to do meaningful and interesting work. However, the relative stability and high pay, of government jobs is also a factor. The report found that 57 per cent of respondents were looking for job security and the prospect of staying with a company or organization for life.

The top employers are listed below:

1    Government of Canada
2    Provincial Government
3    Apple
4    Health Canada
5    Google
6    The Hospital for Sick Children
7    Municipal Government
8    Air Canada
9    Canadian Cancer Society
10    Big Brothers Big Sisters
11    Microsoft
12    David Suzuki Foundation
13    Bombardier
14    Canadian Institute for Health Information
15    University Health Network
16    Public Service Commission
17    Facebook
18    Oxfam
19    Research In Motion (RIM) / Blackberry
20    CBC
21    Canadian Forces
22    Bank of Canada
23    Deloitte
23    L’Oréal
25    Electronic Arts

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