Atlantic Canada's
Top Employers (2020)
Winners from our 11th annual editorial competition
Selassie Agbaku is a supply planning engineer at Irving Oil in Saint John

About the Competition


Now in its 11th 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 2020 issue of Atlantic Business magazine. Read the press release issued January 9, 2020, for more background on this year's competition

Employees at Inmarsat Solutions in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, playing a friendly game of chess

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.

Irving Oil employee Julia Chevarie washes a customer's windshield at 'Fuel the Care Day' -- an annual program to help patients at hospitals in the region and their families with their transportation cost

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 2020 issue.

Amanda Reid Rogers is named Piluwitahasuwin (assistant vice-president Indigenous engagement) at the University of New Brunswick

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.

2021 Competition

Applications for our 2021 competition will be available early in 2020. Our 2021 winners will be announced in Atlantic Business magazine early in 2021.

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.

Dan is a fleet driver for CAA Atlantic
Dan is a fleet driver for CAA Atlantic
A member of the creative team at Halifax-based VERB Interactive Inc. working on new content
A member of the creative team at Halifax-based VERB Interactive Inc. working on new content

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