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A Top 100 Employer

Canada's Top 100 Employers 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Manitoba Hydro has been named a Top 100 Employer in the 2014 Canada's Top Employers competition.

Areas of evaluation Manitoba Hydro score
Physical workplace Above average
Work atmosphere and communication Above average
Financial benefits and compensation Above average
Health and family-friendly benefits Very good
Vacation and personal time-off Above average
Employee engagement Average
Training and skills development Exceptional
Community involvement Above average

Some of the reasons why Manitoba Hydro was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014:

  • Encourages ongoing employee development through subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation and a wide range of in-house and online training programs — employees may also apply for an educational leave of absence after four years of employment.
  • In addition to personal paid days off, new employees start at three weeks of paid vacation allowance, working toward a maximum of seven weeks paid vacation — the company also considers an individual's previous work experience when setting annual vacation entitlements.
  • Active since the 1950s, the company's social committee organizes numerous fun events every year and helps to manage a number of sports leagues, including a 10 team baseball league as well as a curly and hockey league.
  • A centrally located head office that features quiet rooms available for napping or religious observance, roof top terraces, six-storey glass atrium and a 24-metre waterfall that moderates humidity.
  • Support employees who are new mothers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 17 weeks) and offers a variety of flexible work options for when they return to work.
  • Helps prepare older employees for life after work through retirement planning workshops and phased-in retirement work options — also helps employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.
  • An important member of communities throughout the province, Manitoba Hydro recently appointed a Northern Aboriginal Employee Counsellor to provide support to Aboriginal employees and promotes awareness of Aboriginal culture throughout the company — and also works with Manitoba Labour and Immigration to help fast-track employees who require foreign credential assessment and incorporates foreign credentials when determining pay grades for new employees.

This is the 14th year of the competition.

The winners of the competition were announced in The Globe and Mail.