Forbes names Sunwing Travel Group one of Canada’s top employers

Forbes names Sunwing Travel Group one of Canada’s top employers

TORONTO — The Sunwing Travel Group has been named one of Canada’s 300 Best Employers by global media company Forbes.

Forbes surveyed over 8,000 Canadian employees, including 81% full-timers, working for companies with at least 500 people, to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of one to 10. Those who took part in the survey were consulted anonymously through several online access panels.

“We believe investing in our employees is vital and are extremely pleased to be included in this list,” said Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “The Sunwing Travel Group has grown and expanded dramatically over the years and we attribute this growth and success to the passion and dedication of our team.”

The Sunwing Travel Group now employs almost 17,000 people internationally and has been included on the PROFIT 500 list for the last 12 years consecutively.

The company recently launched a new user-friendly HR portal to provide employees access to their payroll and benefits. Employees working at the company’s headquarters in Toronto, recently extended and refurbished, get free parking and a subsidized staff restaurant and coffee house. Sunwing is also the only airline to reward employees with confirmed flight passes for travelling to and from any of Sunwing’s destinations domestically and internationally, plus staff members receive discounted rates at certain hotels and resorts, as well as selected excursions. Friends and family members of Sunwing employees also benefit from travel promotions.