CALGARY, Jan. 26, 2021 – Lafarge Canada is proud to announce that we have been designated by the Top 100 Employers project as one of Alberta’s Top Employers. In a year that has challenged Alberta more than any in living memory, the province’s leading employers are doubling down on looking after their employees and supporting the communities where they operate.
Some of the reasons we have been awarded include:
- Lafarge Canada offers professional development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their careers, from subsidies for professional accreditation and job-related courses, to leadership development and career planning services
- Lafarge Canada supports employee efforts to adopt healthy habits and organizes mindfulness sessions with external partners, chiropractor visits, seminars on protecting your health, and resources on stress management
- Along with helping employees save for the future, Lafarge Canada offers retirement planning assistance and the option for retiring employees to gradually reduce their work hours
"I'm incredibly proud of the resiliency and determination that our team has shown in 2020," comments CEO Brad Kohl. "I know that we've faced unprecedented challenges, and I'm inspired by the efforts that our employees continue to make. It's a pleasure to be a part of this team, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish in 2021."
“Well-being has taken on new meaning this year,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “With the uncertainty of the past year, organizations have had to go the extra distance to ensure that folks are cared for and have the necessary supports for their physical, emotional, and financial well- being.”
“Maintaining open and frequent lines of communication with employees has been particularly important during this time,” notes Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp. “This is something new for most employers and, in the past year, we’ve seen many employers on this year’s list step up to the task in terms of keeping employees connected and informed.”
First published in 2006, Alberta’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout Alberta were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same 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 offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in Alberta, and employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada's largest job search engines, which reaches millions of unique visitors annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. The company also publishes The Career Directory, now in its 28th year – a free online guide for recent college and university graduates looking for employers hiring candidates from their educational background.
The full list of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2021 were announced this morning in a special magazine featured in the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal. Detailed reasons for selection with hundreds of additional stories and photos were also released today at: https://www.canadastop100.com/alberta
Manager, Communications - Western Canada
Lafarge Canada Inc.