Calgary, Alberta (October 3, 2019) – The first-ever winners of Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards have been unveiled.

Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards, presented by BOWEN Group, are the best workplaces, chosen by the entire workforce. For the first time ever. From coast to coast, all workers – including contractors, interns, freelancers, full-time employees and beyond – voted for organizations setting the new standard for the future of work. The workforce spoke and recognized leading Canadian workplaces in eight categories:

Diversity & Inclusion: MNP (presented by Suncor)
Future Sustainability: TerraHDD Solutions (presented by car2go)
Health, Wellness & Safety: ATCO (presented by the Workplace Fairness Institute & Respect Group)
Innovation: SAIT (presented by NOVA Chemicals)
Indigenous Engagement: MEG Energy (presented by Grey Eagle Resort & Casino)
Community Connection: Arcurve (presented by Air Canada)
Women’s Advancement: ATCO (presented by EY)
Workplace Culture & Engagement: Nomodic (presented by ATB)

“What started as a dream was made true by the incredible support of our sponsors, the thousands of nominations and a group of organizations who truly do believe people, regardless of their employment status, are their companies’ greatest assets,” says Shannon Bowen-Smed, CEO, BOWEN Group. “I am humbled and honoured to have been part of such an amazing celebration and so proud of the BOWEN team for pulling it all together.”

The inaugural awards event took place October 1 in Calgary, Alberta at the Jack Singer, bringing together hundreds of business and HR leaders to unveil and celebrate the nation’s best workplaces. To top off the awards celebration, BOWEN Group and Air Canada donated a grand total of $5,000 to Indspire, a charity investing in the education of Indigenous people across Canada.

“My sincere thanks to Air Canada for their support of our charity. Raising up Canadians raises up Canada,” says Shannon.

Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards
The best workplaces, chosen by the entire workforce. For the first time ever. Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards, presented by BOWEN Group, honour companies across every industry who set the new standard for the future of work. Winners are chosen based on nominations in eight categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Indigenous Engagement, Innovation, Workplace Culture & Engagement, Future Sustainability, Community Connection, Women’s Advancement, and Health, Wellness & Safety. Visit workforcechoiceawards.ca to find out more.

About BOWEN Group
BOWEN Group is Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm. Throughout its 45-year history, BOWEN Group has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 120,000 people in jobs across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it’s BOWEN Group’s mission to make people matter. Visit bowenworks.ca.