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WestJet among Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Oct. 11, 2011, Calgary - WestJet announced on Friday it has placed among Canada's Top 100 Employers as measured in Mediacorp's annual study of the best workplaces in Canada. WestJet was the only airline to place in the top 100.


October 11, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

I am very pleased with this important recognition," commented Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "Not only does WestJet place tremendous importance on the experience our guests receive, but we place equal importance on the employment experience for WestJetters. To have placed in the top 100 employers in Canada tells us that our efforts are working, and we're encouraged to continue working with WestJetters to foster our amazing corporate culture."

More than 17,000 employers across Canada were invited to submit their applications and 2,750 of them went through the application process, which includes a detailed review of operations and human resources practices. Candidates are graded in eight key areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work and social atmosphere; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.