Toronto Pearson regains ranking in Forbes ‘Canada’s Best Employers’ list

A view across Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Robert Linsdell from St. Andrews, Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Toronto Pearson International Airport has proudly reclaimed its position on Forbes’ list of “Canada’s Best Employers” for the year 2024.

The annual list ranks the best 300 Canadian employers identified by their independent survey. This year, Toronto Pearson ranked number 210 overall and was ninth among all transportation and logistics companies included in the list.

The Forbes Ranking

This recognition as we move into the New Year will undoubtedly be welcomed by the Canadian airport, solidifying Toronto Pearson’s reputation as a premier employer in Canada.

Forbes’ annual list of Canada’s best employers is a highly anticipated benchmark in the business world.

This year, Toronto Pearson (YYZ) secured the 210th spot overall, standing out as the ninth among transportation and logistics companies featured on the list.

Toronto Pearson Organizational Culture

Deborah Flint, the president and CEO of Toronto Pearson, expressed her pride in the airport’s recognition by Forbes.

She emphasized the significance of building a robust organizational culture centered on employee satisfaction and fulfillment.


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 According to Flint, Toronto Pearson’s strategic focus on creating a modern workforce and enhancing the travel experience has contributed to this accolade.

View across Toronto-Pearson Airport
Photo Credit: Jiaqian AirplaneFan via Wikimedia Commons.

Nurturing Talent and Diversity

Toronto Pearson recognizes the importance of attracting top talent and nurturing a diverse workforce.

“Toronto Pearson is a hub of employment with meaningful and exciting careers. Our commitment to fostering a modern workforce is underpinned by our strategic pillar of a strong culture and employee experience, as well as our vision to put joy back into travel,” says Deborah Flint.

“This renewed recognition by Forbes also reflects our ability to provide our diverse and talented people with the opportunities that enable them to flourish professionally.” 

To maintain its status as an employer of choice, the airport is doubling down on initiatives aimed at promoting employee health, wellness, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By prioritizing professional growth and providing ample opportunities for advancement, the airport aims to empower its employees to excel in their careers.

Adapting to Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges for businesses worldwide, including Toronto Pearson.

However, the airport’s resilience and determination enabled it to emerge stronger. Mark Carbonelli, the chief human resource officer at Toronto Pearson, highlighted the airport’s proactive approach to rebuilding its workforce post-pandemic.

By implementing innovative programs and investing in career development and mentorship opportunities, YYZ has demonstrated its commitment to employee success.

The Method Behind the Ranking

Forbes partnered with Statista, a leading market research firm, to compile the list of Canada’s best employers.

Through a comprehensive survey process involving over 40,000 Canadian employees from various industries, Statista identified organizations that prioritize employee satisfaction and well-being.

Participants provided anonymous feedback, rating their likelihood of recommending their employer to others. This rigorous methodology ensures the credibility and integrity of the rankings.

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