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Manitoba’s Top Employers

Manitoba’s Top Employers: 2023 Winners

The following organizations have been chosen as Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2023

Mediacorp Canada, the organization behind the list, evaluates companies on a variety of factors, including benefits, the workplace and community involvement.

Wisdom to work by

The masks are off, social distancing is gone – but effects of the pandemic still hover over the economy. Across the board a common concern lingers in every Manitoban organization – staffing.

March 21, 2023

Great expectations built upon more than just hope

Manitoba organizations have great expectations for 2023. This does not mean that the road away from the effects of the pandemic will be simple or easy. Roadblocks remain. But over the last few years, businesses have learned that they need to be nimble and resourceful to leap over hurdles preventing them from succeeding.

March 21, 2023

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Empowering employees is essential at Access

Carla Toews started as a teller when she was 18. Now a project manager with Access Credit Union Ltd., she’s working with a technical team administering a merger with several credit unions.

March 21, 2023

Arctic Co-ops brings supplies north and values south

Five years ago, Joshua Funk, now an Arctic Co-operatives Limited inventory file officer, was looking for absorbing work at a company whose values matched his own.

March 21, 2023

Assiniboine Credit Union banks on values and diversity

After immigrating to Manitoba from Jamaica in 2014, Chaunika Reid was drawn to working for Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU), a Winnipeg-based financial cooperative. The key appeal: an organization that lived by values very much aligned with Reid’s own personal principles and priorities.

March 21, 2023

Canada Life people are passionate about volunteering

Four years ago, Adriana Mingo was looking for an opportunity to further her communications career. She researched The Canada Life Assurance Company, a well-respected employer with its head office in Winnipeg.

March 21, 2023

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Fusion gives credit to local communities

Some organizations are better suited to working from home than others. Take Fusion Credit Union, which is technically based in Hamiota but has a workforce spread out across Manitoba, meaning the pandemic didn’t necessitate major changes in its operations.

March 21, 2023

A culture of mutual respect helps IGM thrive

Some pundits claim it’s no longer possible to spend one’s entire career working for just one employer. That might come as news to Rosa Claeys, not to mention many other long-term employees with one of the IGM Financial Inc. group of companies.

March 21, 2023

It’s about doing the right thing at Johnston Group

Johnston Group Inc. is a family company – and with a few hundred full-time staff, it’s a relatively big family. In fact, Will Johnston, a second-generation family member working at the group benefit plan administrator, proudly declares, “We punch above our weight class as it pertains to community involvement.”

March 21, 2023

How Magellan Aerospace won against the pandemic

Rosalyn Asilo loves working hybrid, the biggest change for her to come out of the pandemic. As a senior financial analyst at Magellan Aerospace in Winnipeg, she feels more productive with the 50/50 split between home and office, and as a busy mom, she likes the extra flexibility. Most days she can take her two active children to hockey practice, seldom missing a game.

March 21, 2023

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A culture of caring is key at Manitoba Blue Cross

When Jodie Voth joined Manitoba Blue Cross in 2007 as a clinical intake worker, self-employment was always her goal. Though she left to establish her own therapy practice, she continued working for her former employer as an independent contractor. “I knew if I was ever going to have a ‘job job’ again, it would only be at Manitoba Blue Cross,” she says.

March 21, 2023

It’s exciting times for people at Manitoba Hydro

There are few bigger career changes than the one Evangeline Cauchi made. Cauchi was working as a red seal pastry chef at a remote worksite in Manitoba when she became friends with Manitoba Hydro employees working there. Hearing about the invigorating world of the trades inspired her to leave her career and go back to school for electrical work.

March 21, 2023

MPI transforms to empower employees and customers

John Bowering started at Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) 20 years ago as a clerk. He has had 15 positions since then in areas including claims, driver testing, project management and customer relations.

March 21, 2023

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Investing in employees is key at Palliser Furniture

Moving from South America to Winnipeg was a long, somewhat scary odyssey for Johenny Cortes, who faced the uncertainty of many new arrivals to Canada in finding shelter and a job. But when she walked through the doors of Palliser Furniture Ltd., she found both a professional home and a career.

March 21, 2023

Caring and community drive Payworks employees

Adrienne Pind was thrilled to have the opportunity to build something new when she signed on to join the then brand-new labs team at Payworks four and a half years ago. The Winnipeg-based workforce management software company was creating a department specifically to test out new technologies and ideas, and create prototype products.

March 21, 2023

Pollard Banknote is the ticket to career mobility

In 1998, Sindy Catigay was studying accounting at the University of Manitoba when a friend told her about a temporary position at Winnipeg-based Pollard Banknote Limited, which designs and markets high-performing instant games and solutions and is the world’s second largest producer of instant-win lottery tickets. She took the job, even though it meant taking a break from her studies, but it proved to be a career-altering decision.

March 21, 2023

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Princess Auto puts value on the unconventional

Ken Larson can’t help but laugh as he talks about when he started working at Princess Auto Ltd. as a part-time cashier 20 years ago. “I made a lot of mistakes early on,” he recalls, “but people invested in me after those mistakes.

March 21, 2023

Red River Co-op builds careers from within

Mankaran Singh moved to Canada from India four years ago to pursue a bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Winnipeg. To help support himself, he took on a part-time job as a gas attendant with Red River Co-op.

March 21, 2023

Riverview Health Centre is resilient and grateful

Located on 24 acres of riverfront parkland in the heart of Winnipeg, Riverview Health Centre Inc. is a place of beauty, inspiration and healing. For Riverview’s 850 employees, it’s also about one collective mission — providing Manitobans in need with the best possible rehabilitation, palliative and long-term care.

March 21, 2023

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It’s back to doing what they love at True North

Jason Friesen was studying communications at university when he heard about a practicum placement opening at Winnipeg-based True North Sports + Entertainment. “I jumped at the opportunity – I’m a big sports fan,” he says. “But over the year, I got to do a lot of different things. That led to full-time employment, and I’ve been here ever since.”

March 21, 2023

Vidir Solutions rises to the occasion in hiring women

For Jillian Friesen, Vidir Solutions Inc. has provided something many a university student yearns for – financial support for her studies and a clear career path upon graduation.

March 21, 2023

Wawanesa’s culture of care reflects its origins

Jaisal Parshotam leveraged his four-year biochemistry degree into a job in a lab right out of university, but his career took a sharply different turn after he joined Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. in 2017, initially as a call centre customer service representative.

March 21, 2023

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Westoba Credit Union employees are passionate people

Archana Krishnan says working for Westoba Credit Union allows her to give back to her community. “I immigrated to Canada six years ago, without any friends or family here,” says Krishnan, a business analyst. “Our community in Brandon supported me and my husband to flourish in our new life. I am empowered to pay it forward to those in need, thanks to the opportunities and support Westoba provides me.”

March 21, 2023

Passion and pride fuel Winnipeg Airports Authority

As Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) embarks on its second quarter-century of operation, the organization and the facilities it oversees continue to grow and evolve. But one thing remains constant – the pride WAA employees take in playing such a central role in the lives and livelihoods of Manitobans.

March 21, 2023

The WCB takes a holistic approach to its people

For Donna Castellano, no two days working at the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) are the same. The senior project manager can find herself juggling multiple initiatives that span many aspects of the WCB’s operations. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

March 21, 2023