Atlantic Canada's
Top Employers (2021)
Winners from our 12th annual editorial competition
Employees of Emera Inc. working in a collaboration space at the company's Halifax head office

About the Competition

Background

Now in its 12th year, Atlantic Canada's Top Employers is an annual 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 at Mediacorp because this competition extends across four provinces – the only one of its kind – as 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. This year's winners were announced in the January 2021 issue of Atlantic Business magazine.


On the job with an employee of Provincial Aerospace Ltd. (Photo: David Howells)

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.


Employees from East Coast Credit Union attending a fundraising event for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Media Partner

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 published in Atlantic Business magazine's January 2021 issue.


New Brunswick Community College employees volunteering their time to deliver meals to those in need

Eligibility Requirements

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.

2022 Competition

Applications for our 2022 competition will be available early in 2021. Our 2022 winners will be announced in Atlantic Business magazine early in 2022. Join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive an application for next year's competition.

An aircraft maintenance engineer at Jazz Aviation LP (Photo: Robbie Stilez)
An aircraft maintenance engineer at Jazz Aviation LP (Photo: Robbie Stilez)
Cabot Cliffs Halfway Hut in Inverness, NS, designed by FBM Architecture, one of this year's winners
Cabot Cliffs Halfway Hut in Inverness, NS, designed by FBM Architecture, one of this year's winners

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