A few local businesses have made the 2011 list of the best workplaces in Canada.

TD Bank Group received a second place rank and Devon Canada Corporation took the third place spot in the list of companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Two other banks also made the cut. RBC is in sixth place and Scotiabank Group is in eighth place.

In the rankings of businesses with between 50 and 999 employees, Urban Systems took the 29th spot.

Each year’s list is based on various criteria, including respect, credibility, fairness and camaraderie in the workplace. The list is mostly generated based on employees’ answers to a proprietary survey.