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Thrive Career Wellness Inc. Recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Startup Employers in 2024

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Thrive Career Wellness Inc. Recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Startup Employers in 2024

Thrive is proud to be included in Forbes’ inaugural list of Canada’s Best Startup Employers in 2024

In partnership with market research firm Statista, startups were evaluated with research and data tallied into a scoring model based on three main criteria:

  • Employer reputation
  • Employee satisfaction 
  • Organizational growth


Thrive Career Wellness Inc. is one of the top 200 startups selected from a total pool of 1500 evaluated across Canada. This recognition marks another milestone as Thrive continues to grow.



Over the past year, Thrive has also been recognized by Canadian Business and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship as one of Canada's Top 50 most innovative companies and the Canadian HR Awards as a Best Service Provider of Year Excellence Awardee and Finalist.


What is Thrive?

For almost a decade, Thrive has been redefining how organizations support their people navigate their career journeys with a focus on supporting individuals affected by layoffs.

Organizations and governments of all sizes work with Thrive globally to simplify their outplacement, redeployment, and career management needs to give people a competitive advantage in advancing their careers.

As a champion of career wellness, the Thrive Platform not only ensures all individuals have access to the skills and resources to excel in their career goals, but guides them along the career journey with a tailored and customized approach.



Embodying The Thrive Values

At Thrive Career Wellness, the organization's values are embodied in the working culture of the team and their approach to their everyday work.


“We have an extremely customer-centric culture, where decisions are made to empower those around us. We take this approach in how we onboard and hire talent. Finding mission-oriented people who have a growth mindset and are solutions-oriented has been instrumental to our success and growth as a startup.” -  Elena McGuire, Director of People and Special Projects

Interested in joining the Thrive team?


Thrive continues to grow over 100% yearly and is looking to onboard more talented individuals onto the team.


If you are…

  • Seeking a startup environment with autonomy and responsibility
  • Excited about solving complex problems using exciting technologies
  • Eager to collaborate with smart, driven, and supportive colleagues
  • Wanting to make a meaningful difference in people's lives

View the open opportunities to join one of Canada’s top startup employers by clicking here. 

If you are looking to explore Thrive as a solution to support your people with outplacement support, redeployment, or career management, please contact our team to schedule a free demo by clicking here. 

Forbes and Statista’s Methodology In-Depth

“To determine the list of Canada’s Best Startup Employers 2024, Statista first identified a shortlist of 1,500 companies to evaluate. Qualifying startups were based in Canada, had at least 10 employees, and were founded between 2014 and 2021. Additionally, all companies considered were required to have been launched from scratch rather than spun out of existing enterprises and not to be publicly traded.
Each organization was then evaluated based on three main criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth. To assess employer reputation, Statista searched articles, blogs and social media posts about each company—scanning for specific phrases such as “corporate culture” and “employee engagement”—and used text analysis to categorize those as positive, negative or neutral. Employee satisfaction was measured by researching employee retention and online reviews as well as by exploring the companies’ websites to gather information on employee offerings, such as benefits and flexible work hours. Growth was evaluated by examining the organizations’ website traffic, head counts and job listings. Ultimately, all of those data points were tallied into a scoring model, and the 200 companies with the highest total scores made our final list.”

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