Recognizing the employers in Alberta that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work
Now entering its ninth year, Alberta's Top Employers is an annual
competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead
their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
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
Our editorial partners on the Alberta's Top Employers project are
the two largest newspapers in Alberta: the Calgary Herald and Edmonton
Journal. Each year, both newspapers announce the winners in special
editorial supplements, which also include our reasons for selecting each
employer. This year's winners were announced in special features
published by the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal on February 6,
2013: Download (PDF 3.9 Mb)
The Human Resources Institute of Alberta is our research partner on the Alberta's Top Employers
project. The HRIA works with us to help expand knowledge of best
practices in recruitment and retention, both within the human resources
profession and among the broader public.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in
Alberta may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply,
whether private or public sector.
Our 2014 winners will be announced in a special supplement to be
published by the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal early in 2014. Full editorial calendar ª
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 Alberta's Top Employers competition, please contact us.