Manitoba's Top
Employers (2019)
Winners from our 13th annual editorial competition
Staff from Access Credit Union enjoying a movie night in the park

About the Competition

Background

Now in its 13th year, Manitoba's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Manitoba employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Read the special magazine published on November 28, 2018 by the Winnipeg Free Press announcing this year's winners. You can also review the press release issued on the same day for background on this year's competition.


Employees at Great-West Life Assurance Company sharing ideas in a meeting room at head office

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.


An employee at CWB National Leasing relaxing in the head office's 'Zen Zone'

Editorial Partner

The Winnipeg Free Press is our editorial partner on the Manitoba's Top Employers project and announces the winners in a special magazine each fall. For our detailed Reasons for Selection, please review the full list of winners. 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 other employers can discover and adopt initiatives that work well elsewhere.


Traditional dancers performing at the University of Manitoba's annual graduation pow-wow

Eligibility Requirements

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

2020 Competition

Applications for our 2020 competition will be available early in 2019. Our 2020 winners will be announced in the Winnipeg Free Press in the fall of 2019. Join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive an application for next year's competition:

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.

Employees at the University of Manitoba using 'UMCycle', an on-campus bike repair kiosk used by faculty, staff and students
Employees at the University of Manitoba using 'UMCycle', an on-campus bike repair kiosk used by faculty, staff and students
Employees at Great-West Life Assurance Company chatting in a sunny open area in the company's head office
Employees at Great-West Life Assurance Company chatting in a sunny open area in the company's head office

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