VANCOUVER, BC Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, an annual competition sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to recognize Canada's best places to work. The competition aims to identify the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees and focuses on eight key areas: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social events; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications focused on how employers capture feedback from their employees; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which has the most forward-thinking programs.

Some of the reasons why Rescan was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011:

  • supports ongoing employee career development with fully-paid tuition subsidies for job-related courses completed at outside institutions (with no annual maximum)
  • an enlightened smaller employer that provides maternity top-up (to 100% for 6 weeks) for new mothers
  • gives employees free memberships to an on-site fitness facility
  • lets employees share in the company's success with a profit-sharing plan and year-end bonuses available to all employees
  • helps older employees prepare for retirement by offering planning seminars and phased-in retirement work options

Detailed reasons for selection can be found on Eluta’s website.

Rescan is proud and honoured to receive this award. “This is a great accomplishment for Rescan. Because of the type of work we do, we are only as strong as our employees,” said Linda Woo, CFO, Rescan. “We have worked very hard to create a stimulating, challenging, and fulfilling work environment.”

“Rescan is an established leader in the field of environmental management. Looking forward, our goal is to also lead the way as an environmentally aware business.In partnership with our employees, Rescan will continue to find new avenues to lessen the impact of resource development on the natural environment, and to minimize our own environmental footprint.” said Clem Pelletier, CEO, Rescan.

“The Engineering and Geoscience group at Rescan is growing rapidly. This growth allows Rescan to better serve the needs of our clients, locally and globally,” added Pierre Pelletier, President, Rescan. “The department is enhanced by both the addition of highly qualified professionals and a greater range of services.”

Rescan would like to thank its clients, associates, and employees for putting it in the Top 100. Rescan would also like to thank the organizers and sponsors, Mediacorp Canada Inc., for this acknowledgement. Rescan looks forward to an exciting 2011.

 

About Rescan

Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. is a private, Canadian-owned environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services primarily to the natural resource development industry. Now in its thirtieth year of operation, Rescan has been active in over fifty countries on six continents worldwide. Our head office is in Vancouver, and we have offices in Victoria, Dease Lake, Smithers, Kamloops, Saskatoon, and Yellowknife, as well as Seattle. Rescan is counted among the 50 Best Managed Companies (2010), the Top Employers in BC (2006 to 2010) and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2010).