Profiling the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work
Now entering its seventh year, Waterloo Area's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Our 2013 winners were announced in special editorial features published on November 24, 2012 by the Waterloo Region Record and the Guelph Mercury.
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.
The Waterloo Region Record and the Guelph Mercury are our editorial partners on the Waterloo Area's Top Employers project. Each fall, the Record and the Mercury publish special editorial features announcing the winners, which include our editors' reasons for selecting each employer.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in the Kitchener-Waterloo or Guelph area may apply for this competition. For ease of reference, we define this as the area often referred to as Canada's Technology Triangle (generally includes the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambidge) plus Guelph. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Our 2014 winners will be announced in special editorial features to be published by the Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury in the fall of 2013. 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 Waterloo Area's Top Employers competition, please contact us.