Seven Oakville companies make list of best places to work in Canada


Published April 14, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Hilti Canada Corporation was No. 45 on the list of Canada's Best Workplaces™ for 2023 by the Great Place to Work® Institute with over 1,000 employees. The company provides products to the constructional professional. HILTI CANADA PHOTO

When it comes to the best places to punch the old work clock, Oakville is home to several companies who rank among the top in Canada.

Seven local companies, in different categories were recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for 2023 by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

To make the list of companies who offer employees an outstanding work experience, the Institute gathers thorough feedback on an organization’s working environment and leadership from employees and assesses the quality, quantity and effectiveness of an organization’s programs and initiatives that support its employee’s well-being and drive its culture.

A top 50 list is generated from the culture audit questionnaire in four different size categories, including organizations with 1000 or more employees, with 100 to 999 employees 50 to 99 employees and under 50 employees.

Organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year to be eligible.

Here are the Oakville organizations that made the Top 50 list: 

1000 plus Employees

No. 31

Financial Services & Insurance (FCT)

1031 Employees in Canada

Say company is great: 81 per cent

Founded in 1991, the Oakville group of companies provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related services. Its customer base is comprised of more than 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders nationwide.

“Being recognized as a great place to work for nine consecutive years is a true testament to how our people have embodied FCT core values in everything they do,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT


No. 45

Hilti Canada Corporation


753 employees in Canada

Say company is great: 81 per cent

Hilti provides leading-edge products, services and software to the construction professional. The Oakville company says its commitment to innovation and customer excellence is matched only by its passion for growing and nurturing high-performing people—from the brightest graduates to the most experienced industry professionals.

“We take pride in our care and perform culture. We want our people to experience an inclusive workplace that thrives on diversity and continue to adapt and evolve,” said Anurag Sharma, General Manager, Hilti Canada. 


No. 48

Kiewit Canada Group Inc.


600 employees in Canada

Say company is great: 85 per cent

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. Kiewit employees are proud to say, “We built that.” For more than 75 years, Kiewit has been building iconic structures in Canada, including the Sea to Sky Highway, Welland Canal, Port Mann Bridge, and Turcot Interchange.


100-999 Employees

No. 5

Fengate Asset Management

Financial Services & Insurance

201 employees in Canada

Say company is great: 99 per cent

Fengate is a leading alternative investment manager focused on infrastructure, private equity and real estate strategies.

Great perks include physical health and wellbeing. The company pays $250 towards fitness memberships or at home fitness. Other perks are a work flex policy and a Group RRSP program.

“Cultivating a firm culture where our team members can thrive and succeed is a key priority at Fengate and vital with our commitment to first-in-class client service and excellent investment results,” said Lou Serafini, President and Chief Executive Officers.


50-99 Employees

No. 5

Weight Watchers Canada, ULC

Information Technology

70 Canadian Employees

Say company is great: 99 per cent

WW Canada is a technology company powered by the leading commercial weight management program and inspires Canadians to adopt healthy habits. Through their app, coaches and experiences, members focus on food, activity, mindset and sleep. The purpose is to democratize holistic wellness for all.


Under 50 Employees

No. 4

Candybox Marketing

Professional Services

38 Canadian Employees

Say company is great: 94 per cent

One of Canada’s fast growing companies for the last three years and rated among the Top 10 great places to work in Canada in 2022, privately owned Candybox Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency.

The incredible team of  more than 36 in-house experts drive digital marketing that actually works. In 2008, founder and CEO, Darrell Keezer, set out to create an online digital agency that focused on user-experience design, creating real results from exceptionally designed websites for mobile and desktop, paid campaigns and social media strategies.


No. 23

GrantMatch Corp.

Financial Services & Insurance

31 Canadian Employees

Say company is great: 100 per cent

An international financial services firm with more than 20 years of history, GrantMatch leverage a deep body of knowledge spanning industries and jurisdictions across Canada and into the United States to proactively integrate government grants & incentives into our clients’ overall funding strategies.

Their comprehensive approach encompasses every aspect of the process to secure grant funding, including identification, application, and post-approval compliance.

“Kindness is the constant foundational ingredient in building a workplace that is both caring and incredibly successful,” said Christine O’Brien, Vice-President, operations.

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