For each of the past ten years, employers throughout Canada have eagerly anticipated results of the annual Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition. So when the 2023 results were announced, Riva’s inclusion in the list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers was more than cause for celebration: it was evidence that our priorities are paying off—in all the right ways. 

To further sweeten this year’s recognition as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Riva also earned a distinguished place among Alberta’s Top 75 Employers—for the second year in a row. 

Investing in Personal and Professional Growth

In their annual consideration of eligible Canadian employers, the Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers panel considers a number of factors in their efforts to single out those that offer exceptional work environments and progressive human resources policies. This year, Riva’s performance in several categories—from work and social atmosphere to time off, community involvement, and performance management—caught the panel’s attention. 

This year, however, Riva earned special recognition for its commitment to—and generous tuition subsidies for—employees interested in advancing their education through external coursework and the pursuit of professional credentials. 

“It’s one of the most logical decisions any company can make,” says CEO Aldo Zanoni. “We hire people for their integrity, expertise, and curiosity. When they demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning, they simply confirm the enthusiasm we see during the hiring process. The return on investment is enormous.”

Promoting Holistic Wellness 

Judges also singled out Riva’s focus on employee wellness as a key consideration in their award decision. In addition to a benefits plan that includes a fully discretionary health spending account, all internal Riva events integrate eight dimensions of wellness—providing holistic benefits to all employees that go well beyond traditional allopathic care. 

“Well-being is as essential to individual and workplace success as food and shelter,” says Zanoni. “My hat is off to our human resources team for their efforts to prioritize and promote the holistic health of our incredible workforce. They’re tireless in their commitment to the people responsible for our success.”

About Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, and Alberta’s Top 75 Employers

Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an annual editorial competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work. First held in 1999, the project aims to single out the employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional working conditions and progressive human resources policies. 

Now in its tenth year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers—a subcategory of Canada’s Top 100 Employers—is an editorial competition recognizing the small and medium enterprises responsible for creating the nation’s best workplaces and most forward-thinking human resources policies. First published in 2006, Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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