Winners from our 11th annual editorial competition
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About the Competition


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Background

Now entering its 12th year, BC's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.


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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.


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Editorial Partner

Our editorial partner on the BC's Top Employers project is the largest newspaper in British Columbia, The Vancouver Sun. Each year, The Vancouver Sun announces the winners in special magazine supplement, which includes our editors' reasons for selecting each employer. This year's announcement was made in a special magazine published in The Vancouver Sun on February 6, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

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

2017 Competition

Our 2017 winners will be announced in a special supplement to be published by The Vancouver Sun early in 2017. Employers interested in applying to our 2017 competition may join our mailing list to receive more information.

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.

BC Housing Management Commission employees taking part in the Walk-a-Mile for Mental Health fundraiser
BC Housing Management Commission employees taking part in the Walk-a-Mile for Mental Health fundraiser

Simon Fraser University employees at the university's 4D LABS materials research institute

2016 Winners

Here are 2016 winners of the British Columbia's Top Employers competition. Click an employer name to read our editors' full Reasons for Selection:
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Vancouver Airport Authority airside coordinator trying out an emergency service vehicle

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