Rocky Mountaineer recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers
VANCOUVER, B.C. - May 2, 2017 -Rocky Mountaineer, the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train, is pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers by The Globe & Mail for the third consecutive year. Headquartered in Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer employs 252 full-time employees, with over 180 residing in Canada. Employee count inflates to over 700 when the train hits the tracks from April to October, with an 80 percent return rate for seasonal employees each year.
As an iconic Canadian tourism company, Rocky Mountaineer recognizes the positive impact of time off for employees. Their unique vacation destination work environment offers employees three to five weeks of paid vacation a year. Other employee incentives include annual RSP contributions, individual performance and referral bonuses, and on-the-spot rewards.
“At Rocky Mountaineer we pride ourselves on having a shared vision and purpose. From the rail operations team to the head office, there’s a deep sense of unity that drives us forward. I think that’s what makes Rocky Mountaineer such an enjoyable place to work, knowing that each and every one of us had a positive impact on creating a memorable journey for our guests” said Steve Sammut, President of Rocky Mountaineer.
Beyond their top line employee benefits, Rocky Mountaineer strives to foster a continuous learning environment. A variety of summer student opportunities are provided including paid internships and co-ops, which often lead to long-term employment for new graduates. Ongoing education is encouraged for post-graduates, with tuition subsidies for job-related courses.
Since 2014, The Globe and Mail’s editorial competition has recognized Canada’s leading small and medium employers who provide the best workplaces and most forward-thinking human resource policies. For more information on The Globe & Mail’s Top Small and Medium Employers list, please visit www.canadastop100.com/sme/.
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About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than 1.7 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes, including the recently upgraded three-day Rainforest to Gold Rush rail journey, that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Rocky Mountains, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Train,” and being listed as one of the world’s “Dream Trips” by Travel + Leisure magazine. With year-long celebrations planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary, and Lonely Planet naming Canada as the #1 Country in Best in Travel 2017, this is the ideal time to travel with Rocky Mountaineer and experience the country’s vast, awe-inspiring beauty.
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 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including the The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is now used by over 7 million users in Canada each year. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.
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