Air Canada Named One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for Third Consecutive Year

MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized for the third consecutive year as one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The national competition for 2016 recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies after editors conducted a detailed review of company operations and Human Resources practices, including a comparison of others in their industry and region.

"Air Canada is delighted to again be named among the Top 100 Employers in Canada. As we continue on our evolution to being a global champion in our industry, it is important for us to be employee-focused to retain and attract Canada's best and brightest, and this recognition affirms that we are," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Vice President Human Resources at Air Canada. "Air Canada has long been regarded as a progressive employer and on average we receive more than 290 applications for each job we fill."

Mediacorp editors grade employers on eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project began 16 years ago: physical workplace; work atmosphere & social; health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time-off; employee communications; performance management; training & skills development; and community involvement. The editors publish detailed reasons for selection and grades for these criteria, providing transparency in the choice of winners and a catalogue of best-practices for employers and job-seekers alike. In selecting Air Canada, Mediacorp cited a number of employee programs at the company including the range of in-house training programs available from language, technical and flight training to the company's formal online Air Canada University, and the Air Canada Foundation's charitable work done with children.

Read the full report here: http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-air-canada.

For information on Air Canada's Human Resources, please see the Employees section of our 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report at: http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/corp_sustainability.html

Those interested in a career with Air Canada are invited to consult the recruitment section of our website at http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/career/index.html.

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

SOURCE Air Canada



For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com

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