Compass Group Canada Named a Top 100 Employer and Tops in the GTA

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive year, Compass Group Canada is proud to be named a Top 100 Employer in Canada and a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Top 90.

Compass Group Canada is very pleased to be recognized as an industry leader, known for attracting and retaining employees.

"We were very excited to have been named a Top 100 Employer last year," said Jack C. MacDonald, CEO Compass Group Canada and ESS North America. "To have made this prestigious list for the second year in a row is truly thrilling. This award rightfully belongs on the mantle of each of the 18,400 Compass associates across Canada who is responsible for making Compass Group the industry's leading foodservice and support services management company in Canada. I couldn't be more proud of them if I tried."

The 2010 Top 100 Employer list was recently published by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the organization responsible for coordinating the annual competition. The October 8th issue of Maclean's magazine included the Top 100 list, as did the Globe & Mail on October 9, 2009.

This year, Mediacorp invited 16,000 of the fastest-growing employers to apply, of which Compass Group Canada was one. An additional 8,000 companies and organizations in industries Mediacorp wished to examine more closely were included. Like other contenders, Compass Group Canada had to complete an extensive application that included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. Compass Group Canada was judged against over 2,600 of its peer organizations.

"We've seen a change this year in the programs and benefits offered by the winning employers," said Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "Stability and continuity in workplace programs have become the dominant values, with the flashy extras taking a back-seat to traditional benefits that make a real difference in the lives of working Canadians," said Yerema.

Compass Group Canada is proud to be among the industry's forward-thinking employers who are responding to this sea-change. There is no doubt that belonging to Canada's Top 100 Employers list gives Compass Group Canada a hiring edge. "With our solid reputation as a Preferred Employer, coupled with the prestige of belonging to this exclusive list of Top 100 employers in Canada, Compass is attracting the country's brightest and most passionate talent," said MacDonald.

For detailed information about why Compass Group Canada made the list, visit or for more information about Compass, visit

About Compass Group Canada:

Compass Group Canada is the country's leading foodservice and support services company, with revenues of $1.2 billion (approx.) in 2008. Operating in 55 countries and with over 388,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, Compass Group PLC had revenues of (pnds stlg)11 billion as at September 30, 2008.

SOURCE Compass Group Canada

For further information: For further information: Cindy Harris, Director of Communications, Compass Group Canada:, (905) 568-4636 x 432

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