In its 18th year, BC’s Top Employers has released its annual competition recognizing employers that lead the province in offering exceptional places to work.
This year’s winners were announced in a special magazine co-published with the Vancouver Sun on February 14th.
Of the 120 businesses and destinations that made the list, several Vancouver Island professions were notably mentioned. Those that made the list included:
- District of Saanich
- Saanich Police Department
- University of Victoria
- Vancouver Island University
- Victoria International Airport
- Island Health
- BC Transit
- BC Assessment
- BC Pension Corp.
- BC Public Service
- British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI
- Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
The annual competition accepts applications from employers of any size, private or public sector. Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using criteria made up of eight principles:
- Work atmosphere and social health
- Financial and family benefits
- Vacation & Time Off
- Employee Communications
- Performance Management
- Training and Skills Development
- Community Involvement
“We’re pleased to receive this recognition for a fourth consecutive year,” said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO.
“Being recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment of the entire VAA team. When considering the incredible challenges we’ve faced collectively in recent years, this recognition is a highly valued and exceptional achievement.”
Throughout the vetting process, employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking employment opportunities.
“Without the daily interaction that comes from being around your colleagues in person, employees can feel isolated from the community that organically forms in a workplace,” said Richard Yerema, executive editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
“Winning employers foster that connection by ensuring their employees are seen and heard, particularly when it comes to thanking their people for hard work or a job well done,” said Yerema.