News Release: Silvacom Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2019

Alberta Company Proves That Bigger Isn’t Always Better for the Third Year

April 12, 2019, EDMONTON, AB – Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2019. This is the third time that Silvacom has been awarded this title having been recognized previously in 2016 and 2018. Silvacom is one of only four Edmonton companies recognized in this year’s competition.

This award is part of the of the Canada’s Top 100 Project run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp) and recognizes the small and medium enterprises that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Globe and Mail. The 100 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.

“We are honoured to receive this award for the third time,” says Tom Grabowski, Silvacom’s President & CEO. “It goes to show that smaller companies are able to compete against much larger ones, not only in the areas of technology and innovation but also in employee wellness initiatives and workplace environment. We are extremely proud of this achievement.”

Now entering its sixth year, Mediacorp runs the annual competition and their team of judges consider how each employer compares to others in terms of workplace culture and human resource policies. They thoroughly evaluate and grade on eight criteria, including, health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time-off; and community involvement. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees.

Silvacom was previously named one of Canada’s Top 100 SMEs in 2016 and 2018 and the judges offered several reasons for re-selecting Silvacom, including:

  • A competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits package, and annual $1000 Flexible Spending Account;
  • Flexible work hours, telecommuting and summer ‘earned day off’ options;
  • Three weeks of vacation for all new employees, rising to four weeks at eight years;
  • Matching RRSP contributions (up to 9%); and
  • Enhanced health and wellness-related benefits, such as sit-stand desk options, complimentary instructor-led yoga classes, and fresh fruit daily.

“The SME competition is very much the laboratory of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project,” says Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. “It’s the place where we often see new kinds of HR initiatives and workplace policies being tested – before they are adopted at larger employers. Many of this year’s winners offer the kind of benefits once found only at big companies, but they have the flexibility to go beyond these and offer unique HR initiatives for their employees.”

A full list of recipients can be found online at canadastop100.com/sme. For more information on why Silvacom was chosen, go to content.eluta.ca/top-employer-silvacom.

Interested in working for Silvacom? Please visit the Silvacom careers page: silvacom.com/careers. For the most up-to-date Silvacom news, follow Silvacom on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, a large job search engine that includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by almost 8 million users in Canada each year. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

About Silvacom  

Established in 1983, Silvacom™ provides consulting and software solutions to improve land management. We help our clients solve real-world problems using design, innovation, and creativity. We have over 70 staff working in the areas of environmental management, forest management, GIS, remote sensing, and software development. Silvacom serves multiple sectors including forestry, energy, agriculture, government, and Indigenous groups. Silvacom was previously named one of Canada’s Top 100 Small and Medium Employers (SME) in 2016 and 2018 and one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers 2017, 2018, and 2019. Learn more at www.silvacom.com.

For further information, please contact:
Lindsay Penny, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
lindsay.penny@silvacom.com
780-462-3238

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