Since 2001, the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers have published an annual list of the best workplaces for older Canadians. These employers lead the nation in creating special programs and benefits of interest to employees aged 40 years and older. Until 2007, this competition was called the Top Ten Employers for Experienced Workers and published annually as an appendix to the Canada's Top 100 Employers paperback. In 2010, the competition was renamed the Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 to reflect the broad range of pension and other initiatives considered in selecting the winners. Read the press release announcing this year's winners.
Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in terms of whether: (1) they offer interesting programs designed to assist older workers; (2) they actively recruit new workers aged 40 years or older; (3) their HR policies take into account the unique concerns of older workers, such as by recognizing work experience at previous employers in determining vacation entitlement; (4) they offer a pension plan with reasonable employer contributions; (5) they assist older employees with retirement and succession planning; (6) they create opportunities for retirees to stay socially connected to former co-workers through organized social activities and volunteering; (7) they extend health coverage and similar benefits to employees after retirement; and (8) whether they offer any programs, such as mentorship and phased-in retirement, to ease the emotional challenges of retirement and ensure older employees' skills are transferred to the next generation.
Our media partner on the Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 competition is The Globe and Mail, which announces the winners of the competition each year in its Report on Business section. This year's winners were announced in a special editorial feature published in The Globe and Mail on April 9, 2013.
Our 2014 winners will be announced in a special editorial feature to be published by The Globe and Mail early in 2014. Full editorial calendar »
Any employer operating in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
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 Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 competition, please contact us.
Click below to read why each employer was selected!
(in alphabetical order)
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
BDC / Business Development Bank of Canada
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
HP Advanced Solutions Inc.
Union Gas Limited
University of Toronto
For this competition, our editorial reasons for selecting the above winners are incorporated within the Reasons for Selection published on each employer for the larger Canada's Top 100 Employers competition.
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