Montréal, QC, February 9, 2021 –Whether confronting new working realities, managing the health and safety of their employees, or on the front lines of Canada's response to the novel coronavirus, Montréal's Top Employers have been putting their best foot forward during challenging times. The 2021 list was announced this morning by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, and comprises 60 employers who lead their industries in the Greater Montreal region.
"The past year has been challenging emotionally, physically, and mentally," says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "But organizations worked quickly and tirelessly to provide crucial support to employees to alleviate pressing concerns as well as working to contribute to a larger, communal effort for Canada's pandemic response."
Many of the employers featured this year offer flexible health benefits plans that can be adapted to suit personal needs, with support for mental health practitioners (up to $3,000 annually). Additionally, winners were recognized for their time off policies, allowing employees to take time to care for themselves through flexible scheduling, paid personal days, and paid sick days in the event of illness. Supporting local communities was also highlighted, with many organizations offering paid time off to volunteer.
"The project has always aimed to highlight best practices of this nature, and the past year has demonstrated that these kinds of 'essential' benefits really do matter," notes Richard Yerema, Managing Editor. "Whether it's helping employees take time to take care or enabling them to have an impact in the community, the best employers recognize the need to put their people first."
Now in its 16th year, Montréal's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in Greater Montréal 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 Greater Montréal; employers of any size may apply, whether private- or public-sector.
Founded in 1922, 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 15 million Canadians annually through variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada's largest job search engines, which reaches millions of unique visitors annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. The company also publishes The Career Directory, now in its 28th year - a free online guide for recent college and university graduates looking for employers hiring candidates from their educational background.
The full list of Montréal's Top Employers for 2021 was announced today in a special magazine and featured in the Montreal Gazette. Detailed reasons for selection for each of the winners, with hundreds of stories and photos, were released by the editors today and are accessible via the competition homepage.
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