WINNIPEG, Nov. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Perhaps it's because of the long years that Manitoba sat in the East Division of the Canadian Football League. Or maybe it's because the province occupies the longitudinal centre of Canada. There's something unique about Manitoba that lets the province weather economic cycles – and produce exceptional employers. The very best of these were recognized this morning, as this year's Manitoba's Top Employers were announced.
"Manitoba is fortunate to have a stable economic base that provides a durable foundation for many of the winners on this year's list, says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "The stability of the province's economy gives employers the resources and time they need to adapt to changing conditions and introduce new HR programs like workplace wellness, diversity and accessibility."
"For more than a decade, we have released our annual appraisal of the best places to work in Manitoba," notes Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp Canada Inc. "The competition winners reflect the province's strong economic base, from aerospace to finance and the public sector. Manitobans should be proud of these exceptional organizations, which compare highly favourably to similar employers in other parts of Canada."
Many of the employers on this year's list place a priority on developing the skills of employees and investing in the next generation of talent. Winnipeg-based Arctic Co-operatives was recognized for their co-op placements and summer employment for young people, while aircraft manufacturer Boeing Canada was singled out for its generous employee tuition subsidies up to $25,000.
Published annually since 2006, Manitoba's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes Manitoba employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers 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 Manitoba; 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 Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 13 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 now used by almost million users in Canada each year. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada's largest conference for HR decision-makers.
The full list of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2018 is attached. The winners were announced in a special magazine published in the Winnipeg Free Press this morning. Detailed reasons for selection with additional stories and photos were also released this morning on the competition homepage.
Manitoba's Top Employers
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
Access Credit Union Limited
Arctic Co-operatives Limited
Assiniboine Credit Union Limited
Birchwood Automotive Group
Boeing Canada Operations Limited
Ceridian HCM Inc.
Granny's Poultry Cooperative Ltd.
Louis Riel School Division
Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg
Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation / MASC
Manitoba Blue Cross
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
Manitoba Public Insurance
Manitoba, Government of
National Leasing Group Inc.
Red River College
Seven Oaks General Hospital
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
True North Sports + Entertainment
University of Manitoba
Westman Communications Group
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.
For further information: Kristina Leung, Senior Editor, 416-964-6069 x1464