Want an employer that keeps you engaged, offers competitive benefits and works to keep you happy? You’ve come to the right place. Maclean’s, in partnership with Aon Hewitt, presents an in-depth analysis of the trends in Canada’s workforce, along with a compendium of the 50 Best Employers in Canada. Some of the perks, programs and policies we uncovered include: formal mentoring programs, mental health training for supervisors, generous pensions, on-site daycare, paid days for volunteer work, telework and promote-from-within policies.

Maclean’s also looks at how Canadian organizations stack up against the rest of the world in terms of employee engagement (better than the global average); how to stop your best and brightest from jumping ship (lift those recession wage freezes, for one); and leadership advice from Canadian Forces former chief of defence Rick Hillier.

Some of Canada’s best employers include:

Clark Builders, construction and engineering, Edmonton

Conexus, diversified financial services, Regina

Earl’s Restaurants Ltd., hotels, restaurants and leisure, North Vancouver

GlaxoSmithKline Inc., pharmaceuticals, Mississauga, Ont.

Graham Group Ltd., construction and engineering, Calgary

Island Savings Credit Union, diversified financial services, Duncan, B.C.

Macdonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd., hotels, restaurants and leisure, Toronto

Novartis Pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, Dorval, Que.

The Co-operators, insurance, Guelph, Ont.

Wellington West Holdings, Inc. diversified financial services, Winnipeg