UCN Named Top 25 Places to Work in Manitoba

March 19, 2024

(The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North is recognized as a top employer in Manitoba. Manitoba’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

“We are incredibly honoured to be recognized as one of the top employers in Manitoba,” said Doug Lauvstad, UCN President and Vice-Chancellor. “At UCN, we prioritize our employees’ well-being, growth, and success, and this acknowledgement reinforces that. I want to congratulate everyone at UCN who makes it a great place to work and grow.”

UCN’s special designation recognizes Manitoba employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are reviewed on eight criteria: (1) Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. The editors publish detailed ‘reasons for selection’ for these criteria, providing transparency in selecting winners and a catalogue of best practices for employers and job-seekers.

“I’m very excited that we’ve been named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers. It’s a testament to our commitment to creating a great workplace. I know this is a great place to work. It’s fantastic to be recognized from the outside,” said Deanna Kondakor, UCN Director of Human Resources, “The work is not finished. We’ll continue to build on this achievement.”

The full list of Manitoba’s Top Employers (2024) was announced today in a special magazine co-published with the Winnipeg Free Press. Detailed ‘reasons for selection’ for each of this year’s winners, as well as stories and photos about their initiatives, were released today by the editors and are accessible via the competition homepage.

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 millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches over two million job-seekers annually and features exclusive editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

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CONTACT: Monte Koshel
UCN Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruitment
communications@ucn.ca | 204.627.8244

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