Air Canada among top 100 of 75,000 employers examined by Mediacorp competition
MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized as one
of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
The national competition, which begins by examining the recruitment histories
of more than 75,000 employers across Canada, chooses top companies after
conducting a detailed review of their operations and Human Resources
practices, including a comparison of others in their industry and region.
"Air Canada is pleased to be one of the top 100 employers in Canada. We invest
a great deal in the well-being of our employees and we are thrilled to be
recognized as a company that values its workforce through best practice
programs and working conditions. Our employees, in turn, take great pride in
delivering the safest and best possible customer experience every day," said
Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Vice President Human Resources at Air Canada. "As a
progressive employer,Air Canadahas always been attractiveto people
seekingfulfilling career opportunities and we receive on average close to
100 applications for each position we fill."
The award is part of Mediacorp's "Canada's Top 100 Employers" project. The
annual competition evaluates and identifies the country's leading companies
and organizations for attracting and retaining employees. The competition
focuses on eight key areas: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere;
health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee
communications; performance management; training and skills development and
community involvement. In citing Air Canada, Mediacorp noted that Air Canada
"recognizes and encourages employee volunteers through the Volunteer
Involvement Program - donating airline tickets to charitable organizations
where employees volunteer."
Those interested in a career with Air Canada are invited to consult the
recruitment section of our website at
About Air Canada
Air Canada employs approximately 27,000 people and is Canada's largest
domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the
world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides
scheduled passenger service directly to60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations
in the United States and67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding
member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation
network serving 1,328 destinations in195 countries. Air Canada rewards its
most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that
offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and
upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan,
Canada's premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and
redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.
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. In 2013, Air Canada was ranked for a fourth consecutive year "Best
Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million
airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. According to the 2013 Canadian
Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred
airline for more than 80 percent of frequent business travellers in Canada.
In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline
in North America," the readers of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best
North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best In-Flight Services
in North America," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best
North American Airline for Business Class Service," "Best North American
Airline for International Travel" and "Best Flight Attendants in North
America." For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com, follow
@AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
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