Raising the bar nationally: Winners of this year's 'National Capital Region's Top Employers' are announced

OTTAWA, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canadians prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, leading employers in the nation's capital have another good reason to raise a toast.  These organizations are among the national leaders when it comes to innovative and progressive HR practices, both in the public and private sector. That's the message from this year's winners of the National Capital Region's Top Employers competition, which was announced today by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

"Employers in the National Capital Region provide some of the nation's best examples of setting the bar high when it comes to progressive workplace policies" says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "From strong maternity leave policies to exceptional support for employee training and development, employers in the Ottawa area demonstrate what's possible in terms of progressive HR programs and policies, which contribute to a healthy and productive workforce."

Now in its 12th year, the National Capital Region's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout the metropolitan area were evaluated by the editors at Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (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; and (8) Community Involvement.  Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners.  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 used by 7 million Canadians annually. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada's largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

The full list of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2017 is attached. The winners were announced in a special magazine published in the Ottawa Citizen this morning. Detailed reasons for selection with hundreds of additional stories and photos were also released this morning at: http://www.canadastop100.com/ottawa


Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited
Bank of Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation / CFI
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
Canada Revenue Agency / CRA
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Internet Registration Authority / CIRA
Canadian Security Intelligence Service / CSIS
Carleton University
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario / CHEO
Conference Board of Canada, The
Department of Finance Canada
Egg Farmers of Canada
Engineers Canada
Export Development Canada
Health Canada / Santé Canada
House of Commons, The
Hydro Ottawa
Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada / IRCC
La Cité
Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.
Medical Council of Canada
Micronutrient Initiative
Montfort Hospital / Hôpital Montfort
Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, The
Ottawa Catholic School Board, The
Ottawa, City of
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP / s.r.l.
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Trend Micro Canada Technologies Inc.
Universities Canada / Universités Canada
University of Ottawa

SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.

For further information: Richard Yerema, Managing Editor, at 416-964-6069 x1464


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