National Capital Region's Top Employers 2012 - Questions and Answers

Q1. What is the National Capital Region's Top Employers 2012 competition about, and who organizes it?

A1. The National Capital Region's Top Employers 2012 is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the National Capital Region's employers who are leaders in their industries for offering exceptional places to work. Employers are compared to other similar organizations to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs for its employees.

Each year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers editorial team reviews over 12,500 employer applications and explains why the winning employers are chosen, providing transparency as well as guidance to employers and job-seekers alike. A blue-ribbon Academic Advisory Board oversees the selection criteria for each year's Canada's Top 100 Employers competition.

Q2. How was AANDC selected as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2012?

A2. In 2011, AANDC completed an extensive application process that included a detailed review of its operations and human resources practices which was examined by the editors for the competition.

AANDC was selected based on a variety of criteria such as physical workplace, work atmosphere, social, health, financial and family benefits, communications with employees, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

Find out more on our ratings and how well we've scored as an organization by visiting the Canada's Top 100 Employers 2012's Website  .

Q3. Where can I get more information on AANDC's results and those of other selected organizations?

A3. The winning organizations have been announced in the Ottawa Citizen on February 7, 2012, in a special editorial supplement, which also includes the selection breakdown for each employer. They will also be featured on the job search site all year.

You can also find the list and more information on the National Capital Region's Top Employers' Website  .

Q4. What are the benefits of being part of the NCR's Top Employers of 2012?

A4. It is a great feeling to know that the organization we are part of excels as an employer. This special designation demonstrates that not only do we work somewhere reputable; we make a difference in people's lives.

The department will be featured as a Top Employer in the NCR on This website is visited and used by some 730,000 job seekers every month. This is a great tool to promote the Department and the people we serve.

Q5. With possible spending and program reviews pending for this year, why did AANDC participate in this competition aimed at recruitment?

A5. AANDC has been selected as one of the NCR's Top 100 Employers for its successes in 2011. It is important for AANDC to recruit and retain a representative workforce with solid public service values and ethics, and to continue to invest in a professional and skilled workforce.

Although change and innovation are essential to any organization's success, AANDC will continue to do its best to be supported by a strong, competent workforce dedicated to serving First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples and those living in Canada's North.