MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today was named one of "Montreal's Top Employers" for the sixth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual employer survey. The 2019 survey recognizes companies in Montreal with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies, and includes a comparison of others in their industry and region.
"Air Canada is a global company headquartered in Montreal with over 9,000 employees in the area, and we are very proud to be chosen as one of Montreal's top employers again. Our leadership in emerging areas such as using artificial intelligence and predictive thinking to continue transforming our business means being recognized as an employee-focused place to work with diverse and interesting career opportunities enables us to attract and retain the best and the brightest people in all areas of our business," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice-President, People, Culture and Communications.
Top Montreal Employer Award
Mediacorp cited several unique employee support and engagement programs at Air Canada. These include: state-of-the-art training facilities; generous discounts and perquisites for employees and their families; programs to promote health, fitness and wellness; and a consultative approach to workplace developments, such as recent head office renovations where Air Canada sought employee feedback on everything from storage space design to the final décor.
Working at Air Canada
Air Canada's reputation as a top employer has made the airline a destination of choice for people seeking a challenging career. It receives 23,000 visits each month to the employment page of its website and on average there are 340 applicants per position for each vacancy filled. In 2018 alone, Air Canada has hired more than 5,700 people.
For more information on career opportunities with Air Canada please visit www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/careers.html.
In addition to being named one of Montreal's Top Employers for 2018, Air Canada has received other recent recognitions for employee relations and engagement including being named:
- one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in Canada (2019) for the sixth consecutive year by Mediacorp Canada Inc;
- one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2018 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Air Canada was recognized for having a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion including partnering with organizations to match unique qualifications of candidates with disabilities to specific roles, and for successfully promoting women, including in non-traditional roles.
- one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for Second Consecutive Year by Achievers;
- the second most attractive company brand to work for in Canada according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research independent survey;
Additional information on Air Canada's Human Resources is in the "Employees" section of the 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report at: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/corporate-responsibility/corporate-sustainability-reports.html#/par2_accordion.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 210 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served more than 52 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
SOURCE Air Canada