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FCT recognized as a Best Workplace™ for the fifth year in a row

FCT named by the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces in Canada

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, April 26, 2019 – The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of the “Top 50 Best Workplaces” in Canada for the fifth consecutive year as part of its 2019 Best Workplaces list. FCT remains the first and only title insurance company to make the “Top 50 Best Workplaces” list.

FCT, which is included the “Top 50 Best Workplaces” Large and Multinational category,has been recognized as a Best Workplace™ because of its commitment to building an environment where employees have the opportunity to be great. Through its benefits and recognition programs, employee volunteering and other initiatives, FCT is invested in its employees, its customers and the communities in which it operates.

Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT, explains “Our employees are at the heart of what we do. They drive the business decisions we make for today and for the future. In turn, we are invested in them by creating a work environment that encourages them to grow. This recognition is proof of that. We’re deeply honoured to be recognized by The Great Place to Work Institute, but even more proud of our employees, who make FCT a great place to work.”

FCT was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies must participate in an employee survey and respond to an in-depth questionnaire about their company programs and practices that is closely evaluated by the Great Place to Work Institute.

The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 80,000 employees participated in the 2019 “Best Workplaces™ in Canada” survey.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is a global research and consulting firm with a mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. 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 both industry and demographic-specific Best Workplace™ lists. 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, which are the primary determinant used in selecting winners. There’s only one way to get on this list – your employees have to put you on it.

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About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for five consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at



Philip Notley


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