Dream Employers of BC 2014


For complete deck of the 2014 survey results please download here

Dream Employers of BC 2014 Finalists

Original article from Insights West here.

We are pleased to announce the top 10 company finalists in the public and private sector categories for the Dream Employer Awards.
Public sector (in alphabetical order):
•    BC Children’s Hospital / BC Women’s Hospital
•    BC Ferries
•    BC Hydro (*)
•    BC Liquor Distribution Board / BC Liquor Stores
•    British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) (*)
•    Canada Post
•    Canada Revenue Agency
•    University of British Columbia (*)
•    Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
•    WorkSafe BC (*)
Private sector (in alphabetical order):
•    Air Canada
•    Apple
•    BC Lions
•    BC SPCA
•    David Suzuki Foundation
•    Electronic Arts (*)
•    Microsoft
•    Telus (*)
•    Vancouver Canucks (*)
•    WestJet (*)
(*) Denotes Top 10 entry in 2013 and 2014 “Dream Employer” editions.
Survey Results
The second annual “Dream Employer” poll surveyd 3,328 British Columbians and the respondents tallied up to three mentions for their dream employer, and of the 7,070 votes tallied, 41% were for private sector companies, while 39% of mentions were public companies, 5% non-profit, and 15% chose self-employed.
The survey also shows that 20% of employed British Columbians are “delighted” with their current job (-4 since 2013), while almost half (48%) are “happy” (+3) and 32% are “not so happy” (+1).
In addition, while one third of employed British Columbians (33%, -14) say they have no plans to abandon their current job, half of them (50%, +10) would consider leaving it if the right opportunity came along and 15% (+5) are actively looking for a new job.
The survey also showed that compensation (82%) is the most impactful benefit for job seekers, followed by flexibility of work hours (73%), better medical benefits (72%), better bonuses and profit sharing opportunities (69%) and more opportunities for advancement (68%).
2nd Annual BC Dream Employer Awards - Feb 3
Join us on February 3rd where the results of the survey will be presented by Steve Mossop from Insights West and Sandra Miles from Miles Employment at the 2nd Annual Dream Employer Awards. They will be joined by an expert panel of representatives from each of the top four employers as determined by the survey. The winners will share what it really means to provide an engaged workplace that is able to attract and retain the best talent in B.C.
We hope to see you at the event! Register here.

Dream Employers of BC 2014

Take the Dream Employers of BC 2014 Survey!

The Dream Employers 2014 survey will be launched in September 2014 with results released in early December.

If you would like to take part in the 2014 survey, click here to enter. 

For more information on the Dream Employers of BC 2014, please contact;

Stephanie Ngo


About Dream Employers of BC

If you could work for any BC employer, who would it be and why?

Dream Employers of BC is a survey conducted by Miles Employment GroupInsights West and The Vancouver Board of Trade,  for British Columbians, to find out who they consider to be ‘Dream Employers’ in BC and why.

The purpose of the survey is not only to find out the Dream Employers of the province but also to gain understanding on how current employers measure up and provide insights on how companies can get closer to being a ‘Dream Employer’.

Dream Employers of BC 2013

Employed British Columbians were asked to think specifically about as many as three organizations that currently operate in the province and would qualify as their “Dream Employer.”

The 10 most mentioned private, for-profit companies and  The 10 most mentioned public entities that were regarded as a “Dream Employer” by British Columbians:
For complete deck of the survey results please download here


Dream Employers of BC, Dream Employer awards

“The (2013) results genuinely surprised me. It’s great to see such a variety of public-sector, for-profit and growing companies on the Dream Employers list. Most importantly this information has come directly from BC Employees, not corporations. As BC employers, we need to take this information and ensure that, combined with growth of our companies, the retention, growth and development of current talent is high on the priority list.”

Sandra Miles, President & CEO, Miles Employment Group