IKEA lets you build your own furniture, but it also helps its employees build a solid career. The company was named one of Canada's best employers. This marks the fifth year that IKEA has made the list.

The collection of the country's best employers was compiled by Forbes Magazine and includes some big names. The furniture store was ranked 40th overall, and fourth among retail and wholesale companies.

The company attributes its success to the benefits it provides to its employees. This includes newly introduced Wellness Days, which can be taken for any number of reasons including injury, caring for a family member, or even spending time with a new pet.

"We heard directly from our co-workers that they were looking for greater flexibility to balance responsibilities between work and life," Tanja Fratangeli, Head of People and Culture at the company said in a news release.

"Wellness Days enable IKEA to support our co-workers in fostering a healthy work-life balance and are one of many steps we are taking to create a more holistic offer for health and wellbeing."

The furniture retailer lists some of its other benefits on its website, including a training and development program that allows employees to work toward their own goals and learn new things within the company.

It is also working toward complete gender balance within all facets of its business structure. Nationally, IKEA Canada confirmed to Narcity, that this has been achieved with 51% of managers being female and 52% of coworkers being women.* 

IKEA also strives toward more accessibility for applicants who have disabilities. The company is doing its best to identify and remove all obstacles from its application process.

Other retail giants who made the Forbes list for Canada's best employers include Apple, Amazon, and at the top spot, Costco.

The company that took the top spot overall, however, was none other than Google.

The company has its Canadian headquarters in the Toronto area and employs 7,500 people nationwide.

*Editor's note: This article has been updated. 

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