Alberta’s Top 70 employers for 2017

Alberta’s Top 70 employers for 2017
Forward-thinking, progressive workplaces. Those are the words used by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to describe Alberta’s top employers.

Mediacorp Canada, which organizes the national Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, released its list of the Top 70 employers in Alberta Wednesday.

There is a wide variety of companies on the list, including several construction and oil and gas companies, university and school groups and both the City of Calgary and City of Edmonton. (See full list below).

Of the Top 70, 25 are in Edmonton and 38 are in Calgary.

“The range of industries represented on this year’s list is a reminder of the underlying resilience of Alberta’s economy,” said Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

“It’s easy to become distracted by daily oil prices and similar news, but when you look at this year’s winners you see how deep the province’s economy runs and the range of employers that are showing leadership in these challenging economic conditions.”

Now in its 12th year, Alberta’s Top Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the Alberta-based employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Employers across Alberta are evaluated on a set of criteria, which includes:

Companies are compared to other employers in their field to determine which offer the most progressive, forward-thinking programs. The competition is open to any employer with its head office in Alberta.

Here are Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for 2017:

The superintendent of the Edmonton Catholic School District said she is humbled to be recognized for a second year in a row.

“The health and well-being of our staff is always our first priority,” Joan Carr said. “We support ongoing employee training and development, mentoring opportunities, a defined pension plan, retirement workshops and a flexible health spending account.”
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