Vista Projects Named a Best Small & Medium Employer for 2013

Becomes only Calgary-based company to make Canada's top-50 list four years in a row

CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Vista Projects Limited (Vista), a privately owned, technical engineering firm based in Calgary, Alberta, is pleased to be named today amongst the 50 Best Small and Medium Employers (BSME) in Canada for 2013.

Now in its 8th year, the BSME study is published annually in PROFIT Magazine. The 2013 recognition marks the fourth consecutive year Vista has been named to the top-50 list. Having made the list of best employers each year it has participated in the BSME study, Vista is the only Calgary-based company as well as the only oil & gas business to be recognized four years running.

"This is both an honour and a mandate to continue building and improving our company," said Vista's Chief Operating Officer, Richard Campbell. "Vista wants to be a great place to work and we recognize that the best way to achieve our goal is by working with our people to invest in initiatives that make a difference. The BSME study is a very important tool that helps Vista gather valuable feedback from our staff, allowing us to continue being one of the best employers in Canada."

Making the BSME top-50 list is a very detailed and competitive process. This national awards program recognizes top employers with between 50 and 399 employees.

The rankings are primarily determined by using the results from the anonymous Employee Opinion Surveys. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organizational practices and perspectives from the leadership team. This year, more than 200 organizations across Canada participated in the study.

"Vista is proud to be a locally-owned engineering firm focused on Western Canada's energy industry," said Campbell. "I think being consistently recognized as a top employer is a result of our ownership model. All our shareholders are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of our business, working closely with Vista's people to deliver quality results for our clients. It is an empowering partnership for our people and one that is continuously improving."

Study partners include Queen's School of Business, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing and AON Hewitt. More information about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available online at http://bsmestudycanada.com.

Vista is a multi-disciplined, full-service engineering & procurement company serving oil sands and conventional oil & gas producers. Vista specializes in engineering oil sands (SAGD, CSS), heavy oil and enhanced oil recovery projects. This work includes grassroots facilities (small, mid-size and large) as well as sustaining capital projects. Since its founding in 1985, Vista has engineered more than 300,000 BPD of in-situ bitumen and heavy oil, working on some of the most successful projects in the Alberta oil sands and earning its reputation as a trusted partner to its clients. For more information, visit www.vistaprojects.com or follow Vista Projects on LinkedIn.

SOURCE: Vista Projects Limited

For further information:

Media Enquiries:
Adam Singfield
Vista Projects Limited
Phone: (403) 258-4085
Email: adam.singfield@vistaprojects.com

Sandra Olszowka,
Queen's Centre for Business Venturing,
Queen's School of Business
Phone: 613.533.3119
Email: solszowka@business.queensu.ca