Toronto companies featured on list of Canada's top employers for young people in 2021

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Mediacorp Canada Inc. announced the winners of the annual competition that lists the top employers in the nation for young people on Thursday, and a number of Toronto and Ontari0-based companies are featured.

Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition that recognizes employers that offer the best workplaces and programs in the country for young people at the start of their careers, and winners are chosen based on the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers. 

This year, because of the pandemic, employers had to put even more effort into attracting and keeping young talent.

Inspired by today's announcement of Top Employers for Young People ✨ Congrats to all the organizations selected this year & thank you for helping the next generation launch successful careers.

Canada's Top 100 Employers (@top_employers) January 19, 2021

"This year's winners moved quickly to offer remote working, transition onboarding programs to virtual formats, double down on skills development and help new recruits foster meaningful connections with peers and managers," reads a news release about the winners. 

"All of this year's finalists provide support for ongoing education and development, such as tuition subsidies for training programs or courses."

The list of employers features all kinds of businesses and organizations from a variety of fields, including a number of companies based in Toronto and other parts of Ontario. 

The Hospital for Sick Children, MetrolinxLabatt Brewing Company LimitedSinai HealthYMCA of Greater TorontoYork Regional Police, and Wilfrid Laurier University are just some of the Ontario-based companies included among the 100 winners, and the full list can be found online.

I'm extremely proud that @YRP was recognized as one of Canada's #TopEmployers2021 for Young People.

We believe that mentoring, career guidance and opportunities for young employees will always make our organization stronger.