CANADA'S TOP 100 EMPLOYEES

TOP 10 FOR PROMOTING WOMEN

LIANNE GEORGE October 11 2004
CANADA'S TOP 100 EMPLOYEES

TOP 10 FOR PROMOTING WOMEN

LIANNE GEORGE October 11 2004

HOW WE COMPILED IT

The Top 100 Employers list is compiled annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which publishes job-hunting periodicals, in cluding Canada Employment Weekly. For this year's list, Mediacorp invited 6,000 of the fastest-growing Canadian employers (from an initial group of 52,000) to complete an extensive application process. More than 1,000 ventured in. In its book, which profiles each of the 100 employers and which hits bookstores in mid-October, Mediacorp grades the organizations in eight areas, including the physical work place, work and social atmosphere, and health, financial and family benefits. The list is not a ranking. The reason? Simply put, a nurse wanting to work in

a hospital won't be impressed by a mine, no matter how posh its cafeteria. As well, employers on the list are best-of-class. However, for the first time since Maclean's began publishing Mediacorp's list in 2001, we have select-

ed one organization as the best place to work in the country. From a short list pro vided by Mediacorp, Maclean's chose VanCity credit union based on the breadth of its benefits and commitment to mak ing employees content.