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Canadian-based businesses make up 70 percent of the ranking, which is based on factors such as staff engagement and retention

If its showing in a new ranking is any sign, people want to work for this B.C. business—and stay there. Vancouver-based Telus Corp. has made the top 25 in the Canadian edition of LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2019 list, placing 14th. 

Drawing on data from some 600 million professionals worldwide, social network LinkedIn uses four pillars to compile its Top Companies rankings: interest in the business, engagement with staff, job demand and employee retention.

Any company operating in the country is eligible for the Canadian list, but homegrown businesses account for 70 percent of it, with Toronto-headquartered Royal Bank of Canada taking the top spot. In all, 22 of the 25 companies have B.C. offices, though Telus is the only one based here.

The Top Companies ranking shows that businesses are finding new ways to attract people and set an example when it comes to treating employees well. Some of this year’s emerging themes: leveraging the power of technology in the workplace, creating diverse and inclusive teams, and investing in teaching staff new skills.

From RBC’s matching of retirement plan contributions to Scotiabank’s recruitment for new tech roles and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s relocation of its head office to the new CIBC Square campus in Toronto, businesses are taking notice of what workers look for in an employer and trying to keep up with the evolving job market.