Royal Bank of Canada, the Toronto Transit Commission and Telus Communications are among Canada’s 25 best places to work, according to a new ranking published by job search website Indeed Canada.

The ranking, based on employee reviews, lauds employers for leading corporate cultures, work-life balance and great pay and benefits, among other factors.

“Companies that are willing to evolve and invest in their workforce will continue to attract and retain top talent,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada, in a news release. “Our data also spotlights that while compensation and job security are always top of mind for employees, a positive company environment and good management are also key factors in making a company a great place to work.”

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Royal Bank of Canada, headquartered in Toronto, leads the list. Indeed notes the bank earns high marks for a workplace culture linked to its business practices.

“Being recognized as one of Canada’s best places to work based on the reviews of our employees is a great reminder of how important it is to invest in our people,” said Jenny Poulos, senior vice-president of workforce strategy and employee experience at RBC. “RBCers share the view that working here is about making a difference, knowing our contributions matter and feeling fulfilled by what we do for our clients, communities and each other.”

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The Toronto Transit Commission, at No. 2, earned the highest marks among the top five employers for salary, benefits and pensions. It also offers a rewards and recognition program, which is part of a five-year corporate plan to create an empowered, customer-focused workforce, according to employee reviews.

Indeed also notes that Telus Communications, at No. 3, boasts a flexible work environment and looks after its employees’ careers. Car manufacturing giant General Motors of Canada Co., at No. 4, places a high priority on work-life balance, culture and employee well-being. And at the Hospital for Sick Children, ranked No. 5, the average annual number of sick days is 4.7, less than half of the Ontario Hospital Association’s average, according to Indeed, which attributes this to a great workplace culture.

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