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The Finalists: Alberta’s Best Workplaces 2012

Meet Alberta's best workplaces and find out what they're doing right

May 1, 2012

Have you heard? Alberta is expecting a labour shortage! No time like the present, then, to bone up on the latest and greatest ideas for building a better workplace. In this, our fifth annual Alberta’s Best Workplaces package, we profile the winners of and finalists in the competition’s 12 categories. They were selected for their progressive, thoughtful approaches to ensuring employee satisfaction by a panel of judges representing Alberta Venture and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA). A record 85 qualified applications came in this year, and the judges were impressed with the commitment to corporate culture and human resource development shown by all.

The winners were announced at a gala on April 30 at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton.

Alberta’s Best Workplaces is presented by the HRIA, Davies Park Executive Search Consultants and this magazine, and is sponsored by Alberta Blue Cross.

Best Overall Workplace
(750 Plus employees)
Winner: Epcor
Finalists: Carewest, KPMG LLP, Servus Credit Union

Best Workplace for
Health and Safety
Winner: Terracon Geotechnique
Finalists: Alberta Blue Cross, Carewest, SAIT Polytechnic

Best Workplace for
Winner: KPMG
Finalists: All Weather Windows, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Best Workplace for
Winner: MNP LLP
Finalists: Alberta Motor Association, Collins Barrow LLP, Coretech Staffing & Professional Services

Best Workplace for
Volunteerism and Community Involvement
Winner: Syncrude Canada
Finalists: Bluera Team, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, KPMG LLP

Best Workplace
(Under 100 employees)
Winner: Devfacto
Finalists: Collins Barrow LLP, Incite Marketing, Momentum Community Economic Development Society

Best Workplace for
Perks and Incentives
Winner: Crescent Point Energy
Finalists: David Aplin Group, Rogers Insurance, Vermilion Energy

Best Workplace for
Winner: Incite
Finalists: DevFacto Technologies, Habañero Consulting Group, Read Jones Christoffersen

Best Workplace for
Training and Development
Winner: Dynalife DX
Finalists: All Weather Windows, Capital Power Corp., Devfacto Technologies

Best Workplace for the
Environmentally Conscious
Winner: Manasc Isaac
Finalists: Enbridge, Landmark Group of Builders Ltd., Momentum Community Economic Development Society

Best Workplace for
Working Parents
Winner: Fekete Associates
Finalists: Nurse Next Door, Tantus Solutions Inc.

Best Workplace
(101 to 750 employees)
Winner: Rogers Insurance
Finalists: Crescent Point Energy Corp., Terracon Geotechnique, Vermillion Energy