Georgian named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers – for sixth time
October 10, 2012

Georgian College has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in a national competition – for the sixth time in 10 years.

Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes Canada’s best places to work. The award honours companies and organizations across Canada that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

“Georgian has received this award for the sixth time, and as a newcomer to the college, I find this record remarkable,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s new president and CEO.

“This is a testament to the passion and commitment of our staff, who contribute each and every day to the success of our students. I feel privileged to have joined such an incredible team.”

Judges for the Top 100 award sift through applications from more than 10,000 Canadian employers before selecting the best in each category. All winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony in Toronto Nov. 28. Previously, Georgian earned the distinction in the years 2001 to 2004 inclusive.

Canada’s Top 100 Employers cites many reasons for choosing Georgian, ranging from an outstanding physical workplace to superior financial and family-friendly benefits to Georgian staff involvement in the community.

Additional reasons cited by judges for selecting Georgian include:

  • Georgian offers great family-friendly benefits including outstanding maternity and parental leave top-up payments
  • Georgian encourages ongoing employee development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, in-house and online training programs and career planning services
  • New employees start with a minimum of three weeks paid vacation

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria – physical workplace, work atmosphere, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.