It’s official, the City of Toronto is a great place to work. This is according to the 17th annual Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition from Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Mediacorp recognized the City, alongside a lengthy list of other familiar names, including Metrolinx, Colliers International Canada, Manulife, and Toronto Community Housing Corporation for their boundary-pushing programs and policies.

“As we look to the future, the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers 2023 are leading the way in shaping the post-pandemic workplace. While many initiatives are still being piloted, the winners of this year’s competition have been quick to respond to employee feedback about how, when and where they want to work,” wrote Diane Jermyn in a special magazine published today by Mediacorp and The Globe and Mail.

“Many employers used time over the pandemic to reimagine their physical space, redesigning for collaboration and upgrading communication technologies so employees can connect seamlessly with others from wherever they've chosen to work that day… GTA's top employers have also been busy adding perks to draw people back to in-person connectivity.”

In addition, Mediacorp evaluated employers based on health, financial, and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

This is the ninth time the City has found itself in the ranks of Mediacorp’s top employers. This year in particular, the City was selected for its maternity and parental leave policies -- new mothers are eligible to receive 85% salary for a full year, while new fathers are eligible for 85% salary for up to 35 weeks -- and its tuition subsidy program, through which employees can access up to $1,500 per year for job-related courses, amongst more.

“I’m proud to see that the City of Toronto is once again being recognized as a great place to work in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Mayor John Tory in a news release. “The City’s leadership team and the Toronto Public Service have worked hard contributing to the stellar employee experience and workplace culture that attracts talented professionals from all industries and across the country.”

“It is a pleasure to be once again recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers,” added City Manager Paul Johnson. “Our goal is to create an inspiring and positive workplace that attracts top talent and engages them throughout their career journeys. We are delighted that more than 41,000 members of the Toronto Public Service choose the City as their place of employment in service of Toronto and its people.”