Nova Scotia's Top
Employers (2022)
Winners from our 16th annual editorial competition
This year marks the 16th annual edition of the Nova Scotia's Top Employers competition, which is managed by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. (Photo: FBM Architecture)

About the Competition

Background

Launched in 2007, Nova Scotia's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Nova Scotia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The winners of our 2022 competition were announced on March 22, 2022. Read the press release issued the same day, announcing this year's winners.


New Glasgow-based Crombie REIT recently increased its maternity and parental leave top-up, offering new and adoptive parents top-up payments to 80 per cent of salary for up to 26 weeks.

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.


Chef Graham Schave works in the culinary department of High Liner Foods, based in Lunenburg.

Reasons for Selection

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 that other employers can discover and adopt initiatives that work well elsewhere. For our detailed Reasons for Selection, please review the full list of winners.


Dartmouth-based MetOcean Telematics encourages employees to become recruiters with generous referral bonuses for recommending new hires, up to $2,000 per successful hire, depending on the position.

Eligibility Requirements

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

2023 Competition

Applications for our 2023 competition will be available early in 2022. Our 2023 winners will be announced early in 2023. Join our mailing list to stay up to date and receive an application for next year's competition.

(Photo: Crombie REIT)
(Photo: Crombie REIT)

2022 Winners

Here are 2022 winners of the Nova Scotia's Top Employers competition. Click an employer name to read our editors' full Reasons for Selection:

FBM Architecture, based in Halifax, helps employees with unexpected challenges, offering compassionate leave top-up pay for staff called upon to care for a loved one (to 100% of salary for eight weeks).

Halifax-based VERB Interactive offers experienced employees four weeks of paid vacation, along with additional time off over the Christmas holiday season (up to five days)
Halifax-based VERB Interactive offers experienced employees four weeks of paid vacation, along with additional time off over the Christmas holiday season (up to five days)

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