Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers

Recognizing exceptional small and medium enterprises (SME) in the private sector with under 500 employees

Background
Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is a new competition that recognizes small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies. Canada's SME sector is tremendously important to the nation and is responsible for:

Our 2014 winners were announced on December 6, 2013 in a special online feature in The Globe and Mail. Read the Dec. 6, 2013 press release announcing our 2014 winners.

Selection Process
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. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors adopted the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector commercial organizations with under 500 employees.

Editorial Partners
Our 2014 winners were announced in a special feature published by The Globe and Mail and on our job search engine, Eluta.ca — click an employer's name at right to read our detailed Reasons for Selection explaining why each of the winners was chosen. Publishing detailed Reasons for Selection is a distinguishing feature of our competition: it provides transparency in the selection of winners and "raises the bar" so that other employers can discover and adopt initiatives that work well elsewhere.

Eligibility Requirements
Any private sector commercial enterprise based in Canada with under 500 employees may apply for this competition.

2015 Competition
Applications for our 2015 competition will be available early in 2014. Our 2015 winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail at the end of 2014. Full editorial calendar »

How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single editorial application that covers this competition, the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, plus a series of regional and special-interest competitions. Request an application.

Annual Conference
To learn more about this 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 SME 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.

Further Information
For more information on the Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers competition, please contact us.


Read the Dec. 6, 2013
press release announcing our 2014 winners.

Read the special feature in the December 6, 2013 issue of The Globe and Mail announcing this year's winners.

2014 WINNERS:

Click below to see why each employer was selected (in alphabetical order):

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6S Marketing Inc.
Absolute Software Corporation
Accreon Inc.
Albi Homes Ltd.
Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Arcurve Inc.
BAM Strategy
Big Viking Games Inc.
Caltrax Inc.
cfactor Works Inc.
Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
Distech Controls Inc.
Drake Hotel Properties
DYTREM Corporation
FreshBooks
Fusion Learning Inc.
Global Thermoelectric Inc.
Granit Design Inc.
Graycon Group Ltd.
Habanero Consulting Group
Harbour Air Ltd.
Hatfield Consultants Partnership
Intelex Technologies Inc.
Intelliware Development Inc.
Jayman MasterBUILT Inc.
Kinaxis Inc.
L.V. Lomas Limited
Left Coast Naturals
Longbow Advantage Inc.
Macadamian Technologies Inc.
Magna Electric Corporation / MEC
Messaging Architects Inc.
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd.
Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Pythian Group Inc., The
QHR Technologies Inc.
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. / RJC
RedPoint Media Group Inc.
ResponseTek Networks Corp.
Richter LLP
Rogers Insurance Ltd.
Rohit Group of Companies, The
Shouldice Designer Stone Ltd.
Solvera Solutions
Taiga Building Products Ltd.
Verafin Inc.
Wynward Insurance Group
XE.com Inc.


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