Canadian workplaces are the most welcoming in the world, according to a Research firm Kantar. It added that it has arrived at that conclusion after it carried out a digital survey of 18,000 people across 14 countries between April and June of this year.
The results, published Tuesday, detailed that Canada’s strength stemmed from female representation at senior levels, as well as the majority of Canadians believing their employers were actively pursuing a more diverse and open workplace.
Each country measured was given an overall final score after adding up points given to metrics such as “sense of belonging,” “absence of discrimination” and “presence of negative behavior.” For each category, respondents were given several statements and asked to say whether they agreed with, or had experienced, individual scenarios.
The U.S. followed Canada in second place, scoring highly because of strengths in gender and ethnic diversity at senior leadership levels. More than 60% of American respondents said they believed their employer was actively trying to include people from all backgrounds in their workforce.
Germany, Italy and Spain rounded out the top five, with Mexico and Singapore receiving the lowest scores.
- United States
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Kantar’s report also broke its findings down by industry, ranking sectors based on the feedback from respondents.
Those working in the pharmaceuticals and education sectors were most satisfied with how welcoming their workplace was, while the tech sector was given the lowest score.
- Health and pharmaceuticals
- Professional services
- Retail, wholesale and e-commerce
- Financial services
- Public sector
- Travel, transportation and logistics
- Construction and property
- Technology and telecoms