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Ryan Named One of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Press Release May 02, 2017

Toronto, Ontario – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with Canadian offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary, has been named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for the fifth consecutive year. Sponsored by the Great Place to Work Institute, this award represents the most definitive employee-centric workplace culture recognition a company can receive. More than 400 nominations representing over 60,000 employees were received and evaluated through a rigorous process to create this prestigious list.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be included on the list of Best Workplaces in Canada for 2017,” said Garry Round, Ryan President of Canadian Operations. “We are proud of this accomplishment and empowered by our innovative workplace programs, which enable us to deliver superior client service while attracting and retaining the best tax professionals in the business.”

The Firm offers an innovative, flexible work environment called myRyan, which measures work performance based on results achieved, as opposed to hours worked. The Firm rolled out myRyan as a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction. Since its inception, myRyan has delivered tremendous dividends for the Firm, its clients, and its employees. Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, while sustaining revenue growth, profitability, and the highest client satisfaction ratings in Firm history.

“Our Canadian operation continues to lead the way in workplace excellence and work-life success for all of our employees,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Receiving this prestigious award five consecutive years is a testament to our Canadian associates’ commitment and dedication to ensuring Ryan remains a great place to work.”

This list of Best Workplaces in Canada is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada based on feedback from anonymous employee surveys and an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

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About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in over 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in FORTUNE magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It’s what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There’s only one way to get on this list—and that’s if your employees put you there. 

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing