Winners from our 11th annual editorial competition
Saskatchewan Public Service's Chief Ecologist at the Ministry of Environment conducting field research

About the Competition

Saskatoon Health Region employee monitoring a patient in the Acute Care Pediatric Unit at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


First published in 2006, Saskatchewan's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year's winners were announced on February 3, 2016 in a special magazine published by the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Federated Co-operatives employee

Selection Process

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight 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 offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Editorial Partners

Our editorial partners on the Saskatchewan's Top Employers project are the two largest newspapers in Saskatchewan: the Leader-Post and The StarPhoenix. Each year, both newspapers announce the winners in special supplements, which also include a summary of our reasons for selecting each employer.

Aboriginal dancers marked National Aboriginal Day at K+S Potash Canada's Sommerfest barbecue

Eligibility Requirements

Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Saskatchewan may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

2017 Competition

Applications for our 2017 competition will be available early in 2016. Our 2017 winners will be announced in a special magazine in the Leader-Post and StarPhoenix early in 2017. To receive an application for next year's competition, employers should join our mailing list:

Editorial Conference

To learn more about the competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual editorial conference on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best practices from winners, meet competition organizers and editors, 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.

K+S Potash Canada employee at the Legacy potash mine near Bethune, Saskatchewan
K+S Potash Canada employee at the Legacy potash mine near Bethune, Saskatchewan