Forbes, in collaboration with analytics firm Statista, selected Thales as one of Canada’s Best Employers in 2021. The selection was based on an independent survey of more than 8,000 Canadian employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their Canadian operations. The surveys were administered in a series of online panels and provide a wide-ranging sample of the Canadian workforce.

With over 2,500 employees located from coast-to-coast, Thales Canada offers leading capabilities in urban rail, defence, aerospace, space, and digital identity and security.

As a leader in corporate research and development, Thales Canada’s domestic footprint extends across four provinces, eight cities, and has a growing workforce of over 2,500 employees from coast-to-coast.

“Thales is honoured to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Employers, especially given COVID-19’s tremendous impact to Canadian employees and their workplaces. This acknowledgment is a testament to our exceptional team, their agility and their unwavering commitment to serving our customers in Canada and around the world,” said Mark Halinaty, President and CEO, Thales Canada.

Thales has a world-class portfolio of high technology solutions that help support its customers’ critical missions and big ambitions. The company is a key partner to the Canadian innovation ecosystem and is home to Thales Group’s global Centres of Excellence in artificial intelligence (Montreal), urban rail signalling (Toronto), fly-by-wire control systems (Montreal), and optronics (Montreal). 

As an employer, Thales is committed to leadership in training and skills development, employee communications, benefits, flexible work options, and community involvement. The company also continues to invest in the next generation of talent through robust co-op and internship opportunities, established entry-level recruitment initiatives, as well as ongoing career development, mentorship, and training programs for all employees.