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Employees at Ford (one of the Top 100 Employers 2016) applaud new model, the Ford Edge, coming off the Oakville line in 2015.


Top 100 Employers celebrated at summit

... and you are invited to the November conference

The Top Employer Summit is the only event where you can meet all the writers and organizers from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, together with world-class speakers and the best case studies from this year’s competition.

About the competition

Now entering its 17th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. The 2016 winners were announced in November of last year.

Selection process

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria; which have remained consistent since the project’s inception:

(1) Physical Workplace
(2) Work Atmosphere & Social 
(3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits
(4) Vacation & Time Off 
(5) Employee Communications 
(6) Performance Management 
(7) Training & Skills Development
(8) Community Involvement.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Each fall, the winners are announced in a special feature published in The Globe and Mail. It includes a 'Reasons for Selection,' which provides transparency in the selection of winners and 'raises the bar' so that other employers can discover and adopt initiatives that work well elsewhere.

Eligibility requirements

Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for the national competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

2017 Competition

Applications for the 2017 competition are available. The 2017 winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail this November. Join their mailing list to stay up to date, or to receive an application for the competition.

The conference is Canada’s largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals. It will be held Nov. 14-15 in Vancouver. Read more here.


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