MONTREAL — For the seventh straight year, Air Canada is one of Montreal’s Top Employers, according to Mediacorp Canada Inc’s annual employer survey.
The annual survey recognizes companies in Montreal with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. This year’s edition also includes a comparison of others in their industry and region.
Mediacorp cited several unique employee support and engagement programs at Air Canada, including its state-of-the-art training facilities, generous discounts and perquisites for employees and their families, and its programs to promote health, fitness and wellness.
On being awarded the distinction, Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer at Air Canada, said: “We are extremely proud to be named again as a top employer in Montreal where Air Canada has 10,000 employees, and where its global headquarters are located. As a progressive, employee-focused company, we continually invest in programs to support and engage people at work with additional opportunities to become involved in supporting local communities and causes. We see our culture as a competitive advantage which enables Air Canada to remain an exceptional place to work and to continue attracting the best people in every part of our organization.”
Air Canada’s reputation as a top employer has made the airline a destination of choice for seeking a challenging career. It receives 194,000 visits each month to the employment page of its website, and on average there are 360 applicants per position for each vacancy filled. In 2019 alone, Air Canada hired more than 7,000 people, including 1,700 in Montreal where it employs close to 10,000 people.