Rocky Mountaineer recognized as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers

The luxury rail service receives the honours for a third consecutive year

VANCOUVER, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train, is pleased to be recognized as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers by Mediacorp for the third consecutive year. Headquartered in Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer employs 275 year-round team members, with close to 250 residing in Canada. Employee count grows to nearly 700 when trains travel from April to October, with an 80 per cent return rate for seasonal employees each year.

As an iconic Canadian tourism company, Rocky Mountaineer recognizes the positive impact of work-life balance for its team members. Employee benefits include three weeks of paid vacation a year, growing to five weeks with increased tenure, annual RRSP contributions, and individual performance and referral bonuses.

"We're very pleased and proud to have Rocky Mountaineer named as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers. Our amazing team is the backbone of our success, and we pride ourselves on sharing the purpose of creating life-changing experiences for our guests," says Steve Sammut, President of Rocky Mountaineer. "I think that's what makes Rocky Mountaineer such an enjoyable place to work, knowing that each and every one of us can have a positive impact and create memorable experiences for our guests and for each other."

Beyond their employee benefits, Rocky Mountaineer strives to foster a continuous learning environment. The company offers a variety of summer student opportunities, including internships and co-ops, which often lead to continued employment for new graduates. Rocky Mountaineer also encourages ongoing professional development and education with tuition subsidies for job-related courses. To read more about Rocky Mountaineer's top employers award, visit http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-rocky-mountaineer.

Since 2014, Mediacorp has recognized Canada's leading small and medium employers who provide the best workplaces and most forward-thinking human resource policies. For more information on Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers, please visit www.canadastop100.com/sme/.

About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer is the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than 1.7 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Rocky Mountains, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for "World's Leading Travel Experience By Train" and "World's Leading Luxury Train," and being listed as one of the world's "Dream Trips" by Travel + Leisure magazine. With year-long celebrations planned for Canada's 150th anniversary, and Lonely Planet naming Canada as the #1 Country in Best in Travel 2017, this is the ideal time to travel with Rocky Mountaineer and experience the country's vast, awe-inspiring beauty.

About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including the The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project and is now used by over 7 million users in Canada each year. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada's largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

For further information: Media Contacts: Hilary Strath, Communications Specialist, Rocky Mountaineer, 604-606-6322, hstrath@rockymountaineer.com; Jenny McKenzie, Account Executive, Citizen Relations, 778-227-0274, jennifer.mckenzie@citizenrelations.com

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