Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2013


Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

This is the second year in a row their company has received this national recognition. Some of the reasons why Diavik was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013:

  • offers one of the most unique work locations in Canada (and the world), complete with airplane commuting for work rotations at the mine site, ice-roads in the winter to supply construction supplies, and never-ending winter nights and summer days
  • while working at the mine site, employees enjoy free food and can unwind at the fully-equipped fitness facility that includes a gymnasium for floor hockey and basketball and even an video golf driving range and putting green
  • in addition to offering a phased-in retirement plan, the company helps employees save for retirement with matching RSP contributions, a share purchase plan and a defined contribution pension plan (to 6% of salary)
  • as part of their flexible health benefits plan, employs can transfer their unused benefits into a savings plan or take as additional income
  • supports new parents with maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 90% of salary for 18 weeks)
  • in addition to a unique employee discount on diamond purchases, the company also offers employee purchase program for everything from automobiles to home computers to air travel tickets
  • has become a leading community citizen based in Yellowknife, recognized for its Aboriginal development program in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic and a northern resident scholarship program with approximately 120 ongoing scholarships




GNWT Top 100 Employers         
Some of the reasons why The Government of the Northwest Territories was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013:

  • helps older workers prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • offers compassionate leave top-up payments to employees who are called upon to care for a loved one (to 100% of salary for 7 weeks)
  • encourages employees to balance work and their personal life with flexible work arrangements including telecommuting, shortened and compressed work week options and a formal earned days-off program
  • supports employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 17 weeks)
  • a growing public sector employer offering a range of career possibilities in one of Canada’s most unique and changing regions





Top Young Employer-NorthwesTel


Northwestel is honoured to have been selected as one of the 100 Top Young Employers for 2012. The annual awards program, organized by KPMG as part of the overall Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition, recognizes exceptional employers that are leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees.

We firmly believe in supporting young people and cultivating an environment that enables the next generation of leaders.  Meet some of our top young employees now:

Chosen as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2012:

Health benefits plan
Vacation allowance after first year 3 weeks
Flexible work hours
Tuition subsidies
Formal orientation program (TCD)
Mentoring program
Formal leadership training (TCD)
Career planning services
Subsidies for professional accreditations
Bicycle lock-up
Casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily
Employee sports teams
Organized social events (social committee)
Hires summer students
Hires co-op students
On-campus recruitment program


Young People Highlights

  • manages a scholarship program for Northern students enrolled in engineering, finance, marketing or business — the program also includes summer employment opportunities as well as an opportunity for permanent employment upon graduation
  • supports ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for job-related courses, financial bonuses for some course completion, in-house apprenticeship and skilled trades programs and internship opportunities

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