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MANITOBA'S TOP EMPLOYERS W E D N E S D A Y , N O V E M B E R 2 8 , 2 0 1 8 APTN ACCESS CREDIT UNION LTD. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD. ARTIS REIT ASSINIBOINE CREDIT UNION LTD. BIRCHWOOD AUTOMOTIVE GROUP BOEING CANADA OPERATIONS LTD. CANAD INNS CARGILL LTD. CWB NATIONAL LEASING INC. DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC. GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA GRANNY'S POULTRY COOPERATIVE LTD. GREAT-WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY LAWTON PARTNERS FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES LTD. MANITOBA BLUE CROSS MANITOBA HYDRO MANITOBA LIQUOR & LOTTERIES MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE PALLISER FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY LTD. RED RIVER COLLEGE ST.AMANT INC. ST. JOHN'S-RAVENSCOURT SCHOOL STANDARDAERO TRUE NORTH SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA WESTMAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY INC. WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD OF MANITOBA MANITOBA'S TOP EMPLOYERS FOR 2019 TOP EMPLOYERS COMPETITION ABOUT MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS BY GEOFF KIRBYSON Your dream employer might be Google or Facebook, but the researchers behind the Manitoba's Top Employers project hope job-seekers will wake up to what really makes a company a great place to work. As part of the Toronto-based Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, the research team aims to increase the literacy of the national workforce, particularly millennials who tend to get caught up in the hype surrounding high-profile companies. Likes, views and retweets are fine in the moment, but they're worth nothing when it comes to your future, they say. "We still write about great employers with defined benefit pension plans," says Tony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "People don't realize that can be the difference between a happy retirement or no retirement at all. As you get older, vacation time makes a big difference (in where you want to work). We still see employers offering two weeks to start and three weeks after five years. We like to publish what the very best are doing," he says. Mediacorp has been ranking Canadian employers of all kinds for 19 years and Meehan's team of editors doesn't get tired of scouring the country looking for employers with interesting stories of doing things differently in their industry or region. "Each year, employers bare their souls to us. We have 400 data points that each of them shares with us, including benefits like maternity leave, top vacation allowance, training and a host of other factors," he says. Here's how the competition works: each employer is given an internal grade before being sorted for the national list by industry and region. For individual provinces such as Manitoba, the VIEW ONLINE AT For advertising information, call: 204-697-7389 A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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