Air Canada named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 6th consecutive year

Air Canada has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019) for the sixth consecutive year in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 in flight
Air Canada introduced the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 into its fleet in 2018. The airline has been a top Canadian employer for several years in a row. Air Canada Photo

“We are very proud to be ranked one of Canada’s top employers for the sixth straight year. This is a testament to the strong engagement of Air Canada’s 32,000 employees, which is absolutely essential to delivering excellent service to the 48 million customers we carry each year,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, senior vice-president, People and Culture, at Air Canada.

“Being consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers is also further evidence of the successful transformation of Air Canada. We have made culture a core priority and this has been instrumental in earning us a place among the leading global carriers.”

Air Canada’s Top 100 Award

Entering its 20th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

Starting with an initial list of more than 90,000 employers, Mediacorp graded those selected on eight criteria, which have remained constant since the project’s inception: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time-off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

Mediacorp cited several unique employee support and engagement programs at Air Canada. These include: state-of-the-art training facilities; programs to promote health, fitness and wellness; generous benefits and perks for employees and their families and a consultative approach to workplace developments, such as recent head office renovations where Air Canada sought employee feedback on everything from storage space design to the final décor.

Working at Air Canada

Air Canada’s reputation as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers has made the airline a destination of choice for people seeking a challenging career.


It receives 23,000 visits each month to the employment page of its website and on average there are 340 applicants per position for each vacancy filled. In 2018 alone, Air Canada has hired more than 5,700 people.

In addition to being named one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada (2019), Air Canada has received other recognitions for employee engagement in 2018 including:

  • Air Canada was named one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for the third consecutive year by Achievers;
  • Air Canada has been named one of the top five most attractive company brands to work for in Canada according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research independent survey;
  • Air Canada was named one of Montreal’s Top Employers for the fifth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies;
  •  Air Canada was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2018. Air Canada was recognized for its success in such areas as promoting women, including in non-traditional roles, by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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