Now entering its seventh year, Atlantic Canada's Top Employers is a regional competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Canada's four Atlantic provinces that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. It's a unique project for us because this competition extends across four provinces — the only one of its kind in Canada — but we recognize that many employers in Atlantic Canada have operations across the region. This list replaces our previous Top Employers in the Maritimes and New Brunswick's Top Employers projects, which were published until 2006 and 2008, respectively.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as our 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 offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Reasons for Selection
Our editorial team publishes a summary of why each of the winning employers on the Atlantic Canada's Top Employers list was selected. Click the name of any winner in the list at right to read their editorial highlights — and see a summary of the key perks and benefits each offers.
Our media partner on the Atlantic Canada's Top Employers competition is Atlantic Business magazine, the leading business magazine covering Canada's four Atlantic provinces. This year's winners were announced in a special editorial feature (PDF 2.0 MB) published in Atlantic Business magazine's January 2015 issue.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador may apply for the Atlantic Canada's Top Employers competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Our 2016 winners will be announced early in 2016 in Atlantic Business magazine. Full editorial calendar »
How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single application package for both competitions. Request an application.
To learn more about the competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best-practices from winners, meet competition organizers and writers, and hear inspiring stories from world-class speakers — all presented in a commercial-free format. The conference is Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals.
For more information on the Atlantic Canada's Top Employers competition, please contact us.
Click below to read why each employer was selected!
(in alphabetical order)
Admiral Insurance Services Inc.
Cape Breton District Health Authority / CBDHA
Capital District Health Authority / CDHA
CROMBIE Real Estate Investment Trust
DeltaWare Systems Inc.
Halifax Herald Limited, The
Health Association Nova Scotia
High Liner Foods Incorporated
IMP Group Limited
Invest New Brunswick
IWK Health Centre
Jazz Aviation LP
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Ltd.
Northwood Group of Companies
NTT Data Canada, Inc.
Technip Canada Limited
University of New Brunswick / UNB
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Xplornet Communications Inc.
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